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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install a basic radio transmitter and antenna system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244318  Install a basic radio transmitter and antenna system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who install basic radio transmitters and antenna systems. Basic radio transmitters and antenna systems refers to non-complex transmitters and antenna systems for voice or data applications. Learners will understand theoretical principles related to basic radio propagation theory in order to maximise transmission signals. They will also understand the workings of basic components of radio transmission systems and will be able to mount, wire and test these systems.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe basic radio propagation theory.
  • Describe the basic components of a radio transmission system.
  • Mount, wire, configure and test a basic radio transmission system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    This person will need to have completed the following, or similar, unit standards:
  • ID 244328: Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 244321: Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe basic radio propagation theory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elementary wave theory is described in terms of radio propagation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic wave theory must include but is not limited to amplitude, cycles, frequency, velocity, Hertz, megahertz, wavelength, speed of light.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fundamentals of electromagnetic waves are described in terms of radio propagation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Electromagnetic waves theory must include but is not limited to electric fields, magnetic fields, current flow, electromagnetic radiation, speed of light.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fundamental effects of induction are described in terms of radio propagation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects of induction must include but is not limited to power loss, reverse radio frequency (RF), conductor, coil, magnetic field, frequency, counter-electro magnetic force (EMF), and wavelength.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fundamentals of planes of polarisation are described in terms of antenna mounting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The fundamentals of planes of polarisation must include but is not limited to wavelength, vertical and horizontal polarisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the fundamental components of a radio transmission system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The fundamental components of a radio transmission system must include but are not limited to transmitter, antenna, cabling, and power supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of antenna are described in terms of their design and advantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Types of antenna must include but are not limited to dipole and whip antennas.
  • Design must include but is not limited to length, frequency, basic operation, balun, counterpoise, grounding, and shape.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Antenna mounting is described in terms of maximising the signal. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Antenna functioning must include but are not limited to loose connections, location, interference-free environment, antenna feed cable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The power supplied to the radio is described in terms of its effect on transmission. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mount, wire, configure and test a basic radio transmission system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wiring of a basic radio system is demonstrated in an installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Radio is installed to maximise transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Antenna is installed to maximise transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tests are conducted to ensure adequate signal. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Test must include testing with a Watt meter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Radio transmission efficiency is tested to determine the ratio of forward power to reflected power. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Power requirements for radio transmission systems.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and safe work practices.
  • Relevant Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) legislation.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Radio tracking methods used to locate faulty data radio transmitters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when installing basic transmission systems, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when installing, servicing or maintaining basic radio transmission systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when installing basic radio transmission systems, ensuring all possible scenarios` are taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders and manufacturers` specifications, ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when installing basic radio transmission systems, ensuring systems/equipment will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective basic radio transmission system could lead to loss or damage to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any program of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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