Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

Measurement and Optimization of Talk-in Coverage of VHF and UHF TDMA Radio Systems

  • Tuesday, 03/28/2017: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room: S225
  • Session Number:  T223


The use of 40 watt base stations with 5 watt subscriber radios makes talk-in performance a weak link. TDMA technology makes the task of measuring and optimizing talk-in performance more difficult.   This presentation discusses the issue of measuring and optimizing talk-in performance on TDMA radio systems.  Tools to map talk-in coverage are described. Site issues of desense and IM are discussed. New test instruments to remotely monitor spectrum activity at repeater sites are described along with how to use PIM (Passive Intermodulation Measurement) tools to optimize site hardware.


    Tom Brinkoetter

    Anritsu Company

    Steve Kometz

    Kometz Consulting