[HamWAN PSDR] Client optimizing
richark at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 11:47:43 PDT 2019
Use the monitor command (like Bart suggested) and then slowly adjust the
alignment of the dish. I'd recommend starting with changes in the vertical
plane first and then go back to horizontal. As you make small adjustments
to the dish, the signal strength will change and you can zero in the
This can be done with one person, but it really helps to have a second
person reading out the results. (Says the person who has done this alone on
the top of a tower with their tablet logged into the radio)
On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM Bart Kus <me at bartk.us> wrote:
> These instructions are bad. Alignment should be done with "monitor"
> command, not "scan" command, since scan caches and presents old data,
> whereas monitor tracks real-time.
> On 11/1/2019 11:42 AM, Ric Merry wrote:
> I've ran these scripts a few times and let #1 run for a couple minutes but
> took no other action (eg " Optimize for best signal"). Is this all there is
> to optimizing? Am I done?
> Also, I was surprised to see another update available so soon.
> Point your dish at any cell sites
> <https://hamwan.org/Puget%20Sound%20Data%20Ring/Sites.html> and look
> for beacons. Optimize for best signal.
> /interface wireless scan 0
> When signal is optimized, stop scanning and verify you have an
> association with the cell site
> /interface wireless monitor 0
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