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Radio coverage mapping software

Hey now,

Looking for freeware (preferably) easy-to-use radio coverage mapping software. I've been recommended Radio Mobile by some people, but they are severely lacking in the ease-of-use-department.

Anyone got any tips for me?

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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

www.ligowave.com/linkcalc/
www.alphimax.com/
two web browser based freebies... although not as accurate as RM, they can get you by....
I really like the ligowave one
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

Ubiquiti's airlink is pretty good for ptp and ligowaves ptmp is also handy. I live in mountainous terrain and find both to be a little optimistic at times.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

You can use the Ligowave Linkcalc in the PTMP mode to get the coverage area for each tower. You can then export the map to a google earth file. Do this for each of your towers and then pull it all together in Google Earth. It makes for a really cool map.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

Radio mobile isn't that hard to use...


Edit: Just remember that it has a lot of features that you probably won't need.

For basic use, setup your towers as units, put them all in the same network, then make a dummy test unit that you move around for link plots.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

I use ligowave's linkcalc all the time. Works like an absolute champ and pretty accurate.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

Just google radio mobile walkthrough or guide. Its pretty simple once you have been shown how. As said above, it has so many features that I just dont use but once you have the basic stuff set in there, you just edit your tower and client locations and redraw.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

I trained a pidgeon to fly the route for me and tell me what he thinks.
He's right most of the time.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

You can use the Ligowave Linkcalc in the PTMP mode to get the coverage area for each tower. You can then export the map to a google earth file. Do this for each of your towers and then pull it all together in Google Earth. It makes for a really cool map.


I never thought of that. Tried it out and I really like it. To add multiple maps just select multiple files when opening in google earth and it maps them all.
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Re: Radio coverage mapping software

You can use the Ligowave Linkcalc in the PTMP mode to get the coverage area for each tower. You can then export the map to a google earth file. Do this for each of your towers and then pull it all together in Google Earth. It makes for a really cool map.


That's a good idea!