MOTOTRBO repeaters are smart with onboard diagnostics that monitor system health and alert when something goes wrong. All too often this vital diagnostic data is unseen and just becomes digital exhaust. With the newest release of RimotRF you can easily take advantage of these smarts to remotely monitor MOTOTRBO sites.
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