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James Craig

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Measuring and Monitoring Voltage Wave Standing Ratio (VSWR / SWR)

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 21, 2018 8:23:27 AM / by James Craig posted in Remote Monitoring, Wireless Transmitter, Voltage Wave Standing Ratio

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Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR or SWR) is an important stat for transmitter sites that should be continuously measured and monitored to be able to see - and frequently preempt - a problem before it has a significant impact.

VSWR / SWR is worth paying attention to on a wireless transmitter site as it:

  • Is a good measure of the overall health of the antenna system
  • Can highlight degraded system performance – coverage, voice quality, data throughput, etc.
  • Helps avoid damage and failure to transmitters and repeaters from high VSWR
  • Indicates if the system is performing as designed and intended
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What information you need to get from your remote transmitter site monitoring

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 13, 2017 4:32:00 PM / by James Craig posted in Remote Monitoring, Wireless Transmitter

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You have a transmitter site that is a remote tower or maybe a rooftop. The site houses one or more transmitters or repeaters that support activity that is critical to your organization. You want visibility to that site and transmitters so you can ensure system reliability - and be able to recognize and resolve any problems quickly.

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