Defining the First Base Station

Define the first site, place the first omnidirectional antenna at this location, and assign a carrier. The antenna is placed at a height of 2.5 m above ground.

The first antenna is placed at the intersection of the corridors (top, left) at a height of 2.5 m, see Figure 1. A carrier is assigned to the antenna.
Figure 1. Location of the first antenna site.

  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.
    Figure 2. The Transmitter Type dialog.

  2. Use the default settings.
    Note: Use Omni Site (1 Cell/Sector) as only a single antenna is defined per site. This option does not imply an omnidirectional antenna.
  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 point (X, Y) = (5.84, 6.35) in the 2D view to place the site.
    Tip: The coordinates at the current mouse cursor are displayed in the Status bar.
    The Site dialog is displayed.
    Figure 3. The Site dialog.

  5. On the Site dialog, click on Site 1 Ant 1 to select and click Edit.
    The Cell dialog is displayed.
    Figure 4. The Cell dialog.

  6. Under Antenna Pattern, confirm that Omnidirectional (isotropic) antenna is selected.
  7. Under Transmitter and Receiver Settings, click Assign Carrier.
    The Carrier Assignment dialog is displayed.
    Figure 5. The Carrier Assignment dialog.

  8. Under Available Carriers, double-click on a carrier to select.
    Note: For this site, ID 25 was selected as carrier.
    The Carrier dialog is displayed.
    Figure 6. The Carrier dialog.

  9. Under Properties of the Carrier, set Max. TX Power to 10 dBm.
  10. Click OK to close the Carrier dialog.
  11. Click OK to close the Carrier Assignment dialog.
  12. Click OK to close the Cell dialog.
  13. Click OK to close the Site dialog.
  14. Disable the Set site tool by clicking again on the Set Site icon.