Chapter 2

Radio Frequency Fundamentals

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

Definition of radio frequency signal

Radio frequency characteristics

Wavelength

Frequency

Amplitude

Phase

Radio frequency behaviors

Wave propagation

Absorption

Reflection

Scattering

Refraction

Diffraction

Loss (attenuation)

Free space path loss

Multipath

Gain (amplification)

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