How to use a Signal Meter
A signal meter is an essential tool when helping you set up a signal amplifier. This tool allows you to identify the direction of the source of the cell signal and give you signal strength for all carriers on voice and data, neither of which are possible by just using a cell phone.
This week’s pro tips video discussing how to use along with all of the functions of a cell phone signal meter so you can get the most out of it. There are three different modes offered with a signal meter:
- Single Frequency – This gives you the ability to look at the signal strength for each individual frequency across the spectrum. This mode is not particularly useful for cellular amplifier applications.
- Spectrum Power – Gives you a graphical overview of each frequency range. This is helpful in taking an overall view of the frequency to identify if there are any channels that are weaker or stronger than average. If it is identified that there channels on the weak or strong side, this can be examined in more detail in the Channel Power mode.
- Channel Power – This is the recommended mode to use when taking signal readings. This mode allows you to see the signal strength for each specific block or frequency as it is divided up for each carrier. Channel Power mode gives the most accurate information when determining performance and coverage of the amplifier.
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