Commscope Academy / ABC NorCAl


Infrastructure & Academy Trainings

Continuing Education - Commscope

  • Cell Site Development and Construction – Solution blocks, network optimization, choosing the service company and components, setting and troubleshooting RET antennas.
  • Base Station Antennas – dB, VSWR, wavelength, frequency and velocity, diploes, polarity, antenna patterns and types, gain, null filling, suppression, squint, CPR, SPR, mechanical and electrical downtilt, coverage, advanced antenna theory.
  • Co-siting Solutions – Infrastructure sharing, shared feeders and multi band antenna, combiners, TMA, AISG.
  • Remote Radio Heads – Evolution, modernization, market trends, remote heads and active antenna, enabling technology.
  • Transmission and Receiving Isolation Systems – Duplexers, desensitization, transmission noise, separation, choosing a duplexer, bandpass cavity and resonant frequency.
  • Transmission Lines – History, skin effect, coaxial components and characteristics, impedance, power handling, capability, cable choice, testing, troubleshooting. Introducing fiber to the antenna, RRH Site Architecture, fiber and power, Heliax 3.0, interconnecting solutions for the network.
  • Powering Wireless Networks – Trends, DC vs AC, power systems, batteries, generators, fuel cell technology, the ac-dc interface, rectifiers, distributing power, fuses and surge protection, monitoring, integrated power solutions.
  • Control and Site Monitoring Systems – AISG, AISG compliance, controller hardware, reduced power, monitoring.
  • Distributed Antenna Systems – System challenges, examples, In building DAS, DAS deployment.
  • Lightning Protection – Predictions, dealing with lightening, protecting the tower, Microwave antennas, Support grounding, surge protection devices (SPDs), other forms of overvoltage protection, fuses and breakers.


  Introductory Education - ABC NorCal

  • OSHA 10-HOUR - This 10-hour course provides the student and employee with best practices for some of the most common and hazardous situations on the job site. This training meets OSHA’s requirement for a 10-hour construction industry training program. OSHA 500 Certified Instructors will provide OSHA 10-hour cards to students who successfully complete this module.

  • INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MATH - Reviews basic mathematical functions such as adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and explains their applications to the construction trades. Explains decimal-fraction conversions and the metric system using practical examples. Reviews basic geometry as applied to common shapes and forms.

  • INTRODUCTION TO HAND TOOLS - Introduces trainees to hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, vises, and clamps. Explains the specific applications of each tool and shows how to use them properly. Also, discusses important safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools.

  • INTRODUCTION TO POWER TOOLS - Provides detailed descriptions of commonly used power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, and sanders. Reviews applications, proper use, safety, and maintenance. Many illustrations show power tools used in on-the-job settings.

  • INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINTS - Familiarizes trainees with basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols. Explains the different types of blueprint drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, and electrical) and instructs trainees on how to interpret and use drawing dimensions. Two oversized drawings are included.

  • BASIC RIGGING - Explains how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes are used to move material and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Describes inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices. Also, reviews American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.

  • BASIC SAFETY – Presents basic jobsite safety information to prepare workers for the construction environment. Describes the common causes of workplace incidents and accidents and how to avoid them. Introduces common PPE, including equipment required for work at height, and its proper use. Information related to safety in several specific environments, including welding areas and confined spaces, is also provided.

  • INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL HANDLING - Describes the hazards associated with handling materials and provides techniques to avoid both injury and property damage. Common material-handling equipment is also introduced.