Let's Comm Digital

5 days

Let's Comm Digital provides humanitarian ICT staff with the skills to deploy DMR Digital radio infrastructure.

This five-day training course is targeted at humanitarian ICT staff who need skills in deploying DMR Digital radio infrastructure, and who already have a background in analogue VHF communications. This course is provided by the ETC and facilitated by WFP FITTEST Training Services.

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Key Objective:

ICT staff will be able to plan, deploy and maintain WFP standard telecommunications infrastructure, focusing on Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) to an intermediate level.

Course Content:

The course equips staff with the skills and knowledge to be able to design, implement and maintain DMR networks according to WFP standards. This course includes intensive hands on training in the installation and configuration of handhelds, mobile radios and repeaters.

  • Designing and planning VHF/UHF digital networks according to WFP standards.

  • Programming VHF/UHF digital radios according to WFP standards.
  • WFP standard equipment, selection of equipment.
  • Deploying DMR equipment in analogue mode, and planning for analogue to digital migration.
  • The system topologies covered include: Analogue,Dual Capacity Direct, Capacity Plus, Linked Capacity Plus.

Who should attend

This course is primarily for humanitarian ICT personnel with a telecommunications focus, from ETC partner organizations. Other organisations in the humanitarian sector are also welcome to apply.

Participants need to already have a technical background in VHF/UHF radio communications, and be available for deployment in this type of role with the ETC or their respective organizations. See the prerequisites section below for specific details.

There is a maximum of 12 participants for this course.  The course is taught in English.  All training materials, including the assessment, are in English only and, given the technical nature of the content, students must have strong English skills to successfully complete the course.

When & Where

This course is organized on demand by the ETC and in conjunction with partner organisations.

For information about upcoming sessions, see: Upcoming Events


Participants must have all the following skills and knowledge:

  • RF theory, including radio wave propagation.
  • Antenna theory.
  • Cables and Connectors.
  • Installation.
  • Maintenance.
  • Programming of analogue VHF/UHF & HF.
  • Ability to use the standard UN callsign & SELCALL allocation system.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered based on these criteria:

  • Technical background, with reference to the prerequisites noted above.
  • Manager's approval and Letter of Committment
  • Availability for deployment in emergency response and humanitarian work.

Pre-Course Requirements

Completion of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) e-learning Track 1 module ERYTX0001 for WFP and DMR pre-course reading is required before participants' arrive at the course.  Details of the e-learning and pre-reading will be forwarded to participants by the Course Manager.

Participant Information

Instructors and course managers will be given basic profile information about the course participants to prepare the course appropriately for the audience.  This may include contact information such as email addresses. WFP will keep the results on record and may share the results with participants' managers.