Radio Monitoring

Radio Monitoring : Spectrum Monitoring Fundamentals Training

on request
Language English
Trainer R&S Trainer Team
Price on request
Short designation ITUTRN-B1


The training course "Spectrum Monitoring Fundamentals" introduces the participants to the basic principles of radio spectrum monitoring and highlights the main topics of the operational tasks given by the ITU Spectrum Monitoring Handbook (Revision 2011).

The course focuses on signal environment fundamentals with radio wave propagation and modulation methods. Radio wave propagation as well as anomalous propagation and its effects are introduced and described; required measurement equipment (e.g. antenna, receiver, direction finder) is explained together with an introduction to operation principles and related methods and algorithms. Based upon these fundamentals, some main spectrum monitoring measurement procedures are explained. References to respective chapters in the ITU Handbook on Spectrum Monitoring and related ITU recommendations and reports are highlighted to explain the meaning of ITU compliant measurements.


  • Regulators requirements, tasks by ITU
  • Spectrum, signal propagation, interference / intermodulation, requirements for measurement sites
  • Antenna types and characteristics, signal path
  • Receiver and Direction Finder properties and ITU requirements
  • Signal and occupancy measurements according to ITU, signals and settings, measurement errors
  • Localization principles (AOA, TDOA, Hybrid, POA), processes according to ITU requirements
  • Interference Hunting, how to detect and locate, homing, identification
  • Irregular transmissions: Violation detection

Target Group

  • Spectrum monitoring system operators, regulators staff with duties in spectrum monitoring
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Training location: Munich
  • Language: English
  • Max. number of participants: 12