Coverage maps are the basis for TowerCoverage.com. The goal is to generate an accurate RF coverage area based on two factors: the site and the RF system properties. The site is the center point from which your radio system will run. The RF system properties consist of the Transmitter information, the Receiving Station, System Performance Values and Land Cover values. All of these components are used to create your coverage map. However, if incorrect data is entered, the coverage map generated will not be accurate. So it is very important to get the correct data entered into the system to ensure the highest accuracy.
To do this, we recommend that you base each coverage map on the actual transmitter radios and antennas you are using. Some customers will use Spectral Antennas in multiple band frequencies. The most accurate method is to create a coverage map for EACH sector antenna in each band, thus giving you the coverage per sector.
For more details on coverage creation and the settings involved, you can browse the following index.
- Coverage Array Settings
- Delete Coverage
- Add / Edit Coverages API
- Map Data
- Receiving Station
- Site To Plot
- System Performance Values
- Transmission Site Transmitter Info
- Path Analysis