The test site is the location where the transmitter is located wich we will be receiving during our survey.
There are a number of subjects that need attention when setting-up such a site.
The first thing you need to registrate is the location of the site. For this the use of a wayoint in a GPS is best.
Second you need to registrate the hight of the building or mast. In the case of a building in the Netherlands the average storage height is 3 meters. Just count the storages and multiply them by 3 will give aproximate height that will do in many cases. The best is of coarse to actually measure the building height.
This is important because you want to have a stable signal for the duration of your survey.
These are the items that needs attention:
The test site you create has to perfom well. To realise this you have to do some verifications:
It is in many cases the easyest way to install a omni directional antenna. However in some cases you have to use a directional antenna. In both situations the antenna gain is very important for a successfull survey. This value has to be fed in to Radio Mobile at the 'Unit' properties in 'Network properties'.
When a directional antenna has to be used the antenna pattern has to be known and fed in to Radio Mobile. You must register the antenna direction. This is a angle in degrees east-bound from north. Do pay attention when using a compass to the correction with respect to the true north.
When a antenna is installed the 'view' around the antenna should be clear and without any obstruction.
To be able to complete the linkbudget and use this information in 'Network properties > Systems' the following information has to be registered:
For the unit in 'Unit properties' and 'Network properties > Systems' the following parameters have to be registerd: