Introduction to RF (Radio Frequency) / RF Basics:

This 2-day class will introduce you to the discipline of RF (and µwaves). We study & discuss the theoretical concepts & practical aspects of RF components, design, test and measurement.


  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Differences: Analog and RF/Microwave Signals

  • What is RF and Microwave?

  • RF and Microwave Frequency Bands

  • Microwave Power - dB's and dBm's

  • Forward and Reflected Waves

  • Test Equipment - Signal Sources

  • Test Equipment - Measurement Devices

  • Detectors

  • Spectrum Analyzer

  • Power Meters

  • Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

  • Couplers

  • Power Dividers, Combiners

  • Attenuators

  • Upon class completion, you will acquire:

  • Basic understanding of RF

  • Reference Manual of Seminar Notes

  • Certificate of Training participation

Our instructor understands that your work is important to you and that you want the right training which meets your requirements, and that’s why we offer the flexibility to customize our training to address your specific needs. 

Although a specific curriculum/agenda is presently established for each particular training class, on the first day of class, our expert trainer will inquire you about your work, what you already know, and what you would like to learn, to enable him/her to tailor the existing course to the precise needs of your job applications, as necessary. 

We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your business organization!

Tuition: $2,489 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Handbook: Included

Prerequisite: Our "Advanced Electronics" class or equivalent

Target Audience: Technicians, engineers, managers

Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association & iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified ESD Specialist / Plant Auditor & Certified ESDA TR53 Technician by ESDA & Member of ESDA Education Council & ESDA Education Committee Chair & Member of ESDA Manufacturing Track Committee & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)


Related Courses: Basics of Electricity, DC CircuitsBasics of Electricity, AC Circuits & Basic Electronics

Class length: 2 days

Class Exam:  None

Class Size: 10 minimum

Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)

Times: 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. each day. There are 10-minute stretch breaks periodically throughout the day.

Training Location:

Please refer to the emailed registration confirmation that you received from Skolnik Tech upon your completion of class registration.  Thank you.  

What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes, and a calculator with logarithmic functions if you have one

What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes

Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.

Registration: (please click here to register)



Various Comments from Past Attendees:


"Good Intro to RF, a good refresher - Well-done, I enjoyed the real-world practical lessons & experiences."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"Very complete and well-done for an intro class!"

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"Everything was great!"

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"Jay is one of the best instructors I've had."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories




Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.