microwave RF repeater faqs
microwave RF repeater questions
Q.1 Can the Microwave RF Repeater handle OC3 traffic / Sonet / ATM data rates?
Q.2 Can we use the radio manufacturers alarm unit (i.e. Alcatel MCS 11 alarm) to monitor the repeater (or do they have to buy the RMAS-120)?
Q.3 What are the advantages of using your active repeater system over a billboard passive system?
Q.4 Do most customers use the monitoring option, or just depend on the radios at either end to find a fault?
Q.5 Why is 12-volt power used for repeaters?
Q.6 What are the United States licensing requirements for the repeater link, are they just coordinated like regular radios?
Q.7 Is the equalization just for equalizing the repeater or is it a full blown Channel equalizer?
Q.8 What models have delay equalization available?
Q.9 Are the amplifiers in the repeaters class A? Are they low noise high power modules?
Q.10 We are backing down the output power depending on the modulation so as not to distort the signal. How hard are these numbers?
I understand that there is 5 dB of gain compression to handle upfades, but if we go over that, do the amps just start degrading the signal or is there a hard cutoff point?
Q.11 What do you recommend people do about keeping the waveguide and feedhorns dry?
Q.12 How does Frequency Diversity work in an RF Repeater?
Q.13 How does Space Diversity work in an RF Repeater?
Q.14 How does the Remote Monitoring and Alarm unit transmit it’s signal?
Q.15 If you have an existing path with terminal radios and you want to add a repeater in the middle of this path do you need to re-coordinate / get new license?
 
 
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