Installation Best Practices

Microwave radio IP/MPLS networking


On successfully completing this course, participants will be proficient in the standards and procedures recommend by Aviat Networks for installation of digital microwave radio equipment.

Participants should have a working familiarity of point-to-point microwave radio networks or RF systems, telecommunications fundamentals and basic computer skills.

Each student must bring an IBM compatible laptop PC.

Course outline

  • RF and Microwave safety
  • Electrical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Laser and Fiber optic cable hazards
  • Hoisting and rigging safety
  • Weather considerations
  • ESD protection
  • Pre installation planning
  • NMS planning
  • Golden site installation
  • Antenna characteristics
  • Polarisation
  • Alignment
  • Feeder/waveguide installation
  • Pressurization
  • Testing
  • Outdoor unit installation
  • Coax cable installation
  • Site grounding
  • Equipment grounding
  • Rack grounding
  • Cable grounding
  • Ground termination
  • Testing ground connections
  • Importance for lighting protection
  • Aviat Networks requirements
  • Types of protection
  • Installation of lightning protection
  • Guidelines for cable management
  • Cable installation
  • Purpose of commissioning
  • Commissioning procedure
  • Recommended commissioning tests

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Course description (PDF)

Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email

Course specifics

  • Duration: 1-day
  • Capacity: 10
  • Location(s) for open enrolment:
    • Ghana (Accra)
  • Materials provided:
    • Student guide

Target audience

The Course is intended for installation and service personnel requiring a working knowledge of installation practices and procedures.

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