Practical Applications of Spectrum Management and Spectrum Monitoring

Course Description

Course participants will receive training at TCI International, Inc. (an SPX Company) corporate headquarters in Fremont, CA. The course focuses on the practical application of ITU-compliant spectrum management and monitoring techniques and the modern day challenges associated with both, including licensing tools, propagation analysis tools, radio direction finding and signal measurements for fixed, mobile and transportable applications. The course employs classroom and hands-on activities to provide students with a practical overview of spectrum management and monitoring techniques and their interaction. Classroom time is used to instruct in system planning and coverage analysis, the principles of propagation analysis, operational principles of a monitoring station, principles of signal measurements, radio direction finding, signal identification and recording, and RF drone detection techniques. The hands-on portion of the course will demonstrate real time application of the principles taught in the classroom and include mission planning, operational set-up, running missions, and data analysis.

Learning Objective

To learn practical implementation of spectrum management, spectrum monitoring, radio direction finding, and signal measurement techniques as they relate to the international standards of the ITU and today's signal environment. This includes:
  1. management tools
  2. monitoring coverage and planning tools;
  3. propagation analysis tools;
  4. radio direction finding;
  5. signal monitoring, identification, and correlation to the frequency management database;
  6. spectrum occupancy observations and analysis as part of the frequency management function; and
  7. transmitter measurements as required to ensure compliance to the radio regulations.


TCI International, Inc. (an SPX Company)


Managerial and high level technical, with emphasis on hands-on demonstrations.


Fremont, CA

Training Dates

May 11 - 15, 2020


Spectrum Management Sequence