Analyze Frequencies

Frequencies in the Coordination Workspace can be analyzed against the scan data to check for compatibility. A compatible frequency will not conflict with other frequencies that are being used by the system.

Perform Frequency Analysis

  1. Bring frequencies into the Coordination Workspace.
  2. Specify all environmental RF factors into the dialogs from the Coordination sidebar, including scan data, TV Channels, exclusions, and inclusions.
  3. Select Analyze to see whether the frequencies are compatible. Compatible frequencies can be assigned and deployed to the inventory.
    • Green - frequency has no conflicts
    • Red - frequency has one or more conflicts
    • White - frequency was not analyzed
  4. Choose the lock icon to lock the frequency values. When you lock a frequency, you're indicating that you want to deploy it, even if the frequency is marked as incompatible. If an incompatible frequency is locked, it can be assigned and deployed.
  5. Select the Show Details checkbox from the toolbar to see additional information.

    The "Source" column serves to indicate where the frequency came from. Sources will be formatted in one of the following ways:

    • Inventory active channels will display a source of Channel Name shown in quotes
    • Backup frequencies from a Spectrum Manager will display a source of the Spectrum Manager's device ID in square brackets
    • Backup frequencies from a WWB-hosted frequency list will display a source of "WWB" and the RF zone that contains the frequency will appear in parenthesis.
    • User-specified exclusions will display the source of the scan (either Manual or Scan) in curly braces
  6. Each frequency's conflicts can be viewed by clicking the [+] at the far left of the frequency's row.
    Tip: All frequency rows can be expanded or collapsed with the toolbar buttons at the top of the dialog.
  7. Conflicts are described by two fields: Type and Details.
    • Type is listed on the left and describes what type of conflict violated the frequency.
    • Details are listed on the right, and explain the contributing factors that caused the conflict; they will either be the RF factor specified in the Frequency Coordination tab, or the frequencies that caused the violation.
  8. If some frequencies are not compatible, specify different frequencies or perform frequency coordination for only those channels.

Sidebar Counts and Filtering

  1. In the sidebar of the Frequency Analysis dialog, counts of Frequencies and Conflicts are organized to summarize the results of Frequency Analysis.
  2. In the Frequency Section, counts of the total number of frequencies with and without conflicts are displayed.
  3. In the Conflicts Section, conflict types are organized into two sections: Environmental, and Channel Spacing. Within each section, conflict types are displayed along with a counter, indicating the number of conflicts of that type that were found during analysis.
    The sidebar of the frequency analysis dialog, which lists conflicts and channel spacing
  4. Each conflict type has a checkbox to its left, which is checked by default. When this checkbox is unchecked, conflicts of that type will be hidden from the results. Conflicts can be unhidden by rechecking the checkbox for that conflict type. The total number of hidden conflicts will be captured by the "Hidden Conflicts" counter, located at the bottom of the sidebar.
    Tip: Conflict types should be hidden when you want to ignore them when viewing the results of analysis.
    Note: All conflict types are considered during Frequency Analysis. Hiding conflicts by unchecking them in the sidebar only affects the results view, removing conflicts of the types that were unchecked.

Viewing Causes of Conflicts

The Frequency Analysis dialog highlights the relationship between frequencies and conflicts to identify potential problems based on the current selection.

  1. In the Frequency Analysis Results dialog, select a frequency that has one or more conflicts. When this selection is made, the selected frequency will be shown with dark blue background, and all frequencies that have contributed to any conflicts experienced by the selected frequency will be shown with a light blue background.
  2. Expand a frequency's conflicts, and select one of the conflicts of that frequency. When this selection is made, the selected conflict will be shown with a dark blue background, and all frequencies that have contributed to that specific conflict will be shown with a light blue background.
    The results of a frequency analysis with one frequency's conflicts expanded. One of the two conflicts is selected
    Note: Frequencies that do not have any conflicts can contribute to conflicts with other frequencies.

Generate Analysis Report

Generating an analysis report captures the results so they can be exported or printed.

  1. Select the checkbox next to the Analyze button.
  2. Click Analyze to open the Frequency Analysis window and select Generate Report from the toolbar.
  3. The Analysis Report can be printed directly, or exported to either a PDF or .csv file.
    The Frequency Analysis window with the button to generate a report circled in red