Troubleshooting & Test Equipment for Telecommunications & Wireless Technicians 

Course Length:  3 Days Minimum – Customized to Client

Prerequisites:  A fundamental understanding of Wireless, Distributed Antennas, and Radio Networks will be useful for students taking this course.

Course Objectives:  The course is for technical personnel who are new to telecommunications or experienced but

desire additional training on telecom and wireless test equipment.  The course is designed to last here days, with

each day devoted to a specific technology and supporting test equipment.  About 50% of this class is hands-on with

emphasis on how to conduct tests and interpret results.  The subjects can vary, but those listed below are commonly


Day 1 – Introduction – Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting processes
  • Data failures – isolation techniques
  • Non- RF circuit recognition
  • Decibles – dB
  • RF based trouble isolation
  • Safety and making equipment
  • Method and procedures – MOP

Data Testing – T1/DS3/SONET

  • Technology review as needed
  • Roadmap of test equipment
  • Termination panels
  • Standard tests
  • Results interpretation and reporting

Day 2: Spectrum Analyzers

  • RF technology overview as appropriate
  • RF Safety
  • Roadmap of equipment
  • Interference Hunting
  • Radio Measurements
  • Interpreting results & reporting

Day 3: Communication Service Monitors

  • Land Mobile Radio – Overview
  • Roadmap of Customer test equipment
  • Testing Transmitters
  • Testing Receivers
  • Duplex operation
  • Testing antenna systems
  • Testing filters

IMPORTANT – This course can be customized to any combination for technology or test equipment. This outline is intended as a roadmap and starting point.