Features – Define Radio Hop
To define a hop in Herald Pro the following information will be required:
1. Sites pre-defined for each end
2. Databases populated with Antenna, Feeder, and Equipment data.
To define a new hop:
1. Select Define Hop from program menu. The following screen will be displayed – note the screen shown is for an empty database:
2. Select Create New Hop using the button provided:
The computed Hop Length is automatically supplied although you can override if desired. A Frequency must be supplied for the Radio Hop – this should comply with national / ITU frequency assignment rules for your intended use and hop length. At this point you may also add an additional site where required.
3. Define hop details:
This multipart form defines the antenna, antenna height, feeders, equipment, path profile, space diversity, branching and propagation losses, interference, and frequency arrangement.
3.1 Antenna definition:
3.2 Feeder definition:
3.3 Equipment Definition:
3.4 Path Profile