PREFERRED SITE CHANNEL SCAN METHOD FOR TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEMS
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-19
Trunked radio system designers have the ability to define transmitter site locations to provide optimum sys- tem operation. However, in the real world, the place- ment of transmitter sites in large multi-site trunked radio systems is often less than ideal. This is because the selec- tion of transmitter sites is often constrained by issues other than RF coverage: zoning regulations, site devel- opment costs, site access, etc. Often the result is non- ideal placement of sites, which can result in considerable RF overlap areas, as well as areas of weak signal strength. In these situations, large numbers of subscriber radios can cluster on the control channel of a single site even though a different distribution of radio subscriber units among the sites would be more desirable.