Respond to Interference Events

Interference events can prompt you to switch to a different frequency. There are three levels of severity to interference events, and events update in real-time to show the severity level:

  • Non-active (displayed in white): Interference is not active on this frequency.
  • Alert (displayed in yellow): Interference is active, but at a low enough level to not immediately cause RF dropouts.
  • Detected (displayed in red): Interference is active, and at a high level as to potentially cause RF dropouts.
Note: Without a Spectrum Manager, the current state of the backup frequencies will be unknown, and you will need to manually tune the device to the new frequency.
  1. To switch a channel to a clean backup frequency, select Switch.
    CAUTION: The Spectrum Manager does not support inclusion groups and will not deploy frequencies to channels based on their currently assigned inclusion group. In order to ensure that channels assigned to an inclusion group receive a frequency in the proper range, choose Select from Frequency List to manually select a frequency in the appropriate inclusion group.
    Note: The Switch button is unavailable if you are not using a Spectrum Manager, or if the system cannot access a compatible frequency list.
  2. To manually select a different frequency, select one of the following:
    • Select from Frequency List: Shows frequencies that are compatible for the selected channel from any available frequency lists, as well as frequencies that are currently in-use by other channels. Lets you select a new frequency from the list.
    • Properties: Opens the properties panel for the selected channel, where you can directly change the frequency.
    Tip: Inactive interference events will remain in the Interference Events dialog until removed, or the channel goes offline. Select Remove Inactive Events to manually clear them from the dialog.