Defining the Second Antenna Site and Antennas

Define the second antenna site with three antennas.

The height of the building where the antenna 2 is to be placed is 30.11 m1. The height of the antenna mast is 15 m with the result that the antenna will be located at 45.11 m.
  1. Specify the transmitter type and settings using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Project menu, click Sites > Site: New.
    • On the Project toolbar, click the Set Site icon.
    The Transmitter Type dialog is displayed.

    Figure 1. The Transmitter Type dialog.
  2. Under Settings, click 3 Sector Site.
  3. Click OK to close the Transmitter Type dialog.
    In the 2D view, the mouse cursor is displayed as a circle to indicate that the Set site tool is enabled.
  4. Click near the point (indicated by an orange circle) in Figure 2.

    Figure 2. Place the second antenna site at the location of the orange dot.
    Note: The exact coordinates are not important for this example, but the above coordinate is used in the steps that follow.
    The Site dialog is displayed.
  5. Under Location, in the z/Height field, enter a value of 30.11 m.
  6. On the Site dialog, click on Site 2 Antenna 1 to select and click Edit.
    The Cell dialog is displayed for antenna 1.
  7. Under Transmitter Settings, in the Frequency (used for propagation) field, enter a value of 1800 MHz.
  8. Under Location of Antenna, in the z / Height field, enter a value of 45.11 m.
  9. Under Antenna Pattern, click Directional / Sector antenna.
  10. Under Orientation, in the Downtilt field, enter a value of 4°.
  11. Under Antenna Pattern, click Select to browse to the file farfield_gain_3d.ffe.

    Figure 3. The Cell dialog for antenna 1.
  12. Click OK to close the Cell dialog.
  13. Repeat Step 6 to Step 12 to define antenna 2.
  14. Repeat Step 6 to Step 12 to define antenna 3.
  15. Click OK to close the Site dialog.
  16. Disable the Set site tool by clicking again on the Set Site icon.
1 Determine the height of the building as described in Determining Building Height for Antenna Placement.