Radio Coverage

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08 May, 2018 12:13 AM

Does anyone know if SARTOPO has a function whereby if I position a radio repeater (icon), I can set a range ring- and within the ring the radio coverage would be shaded where LOS (line of sight) does not exist? This would be a great tool to assess radio coverage in remote terrain. Thx!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 08 May, 2018 04:29 PM

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    You can add a range ring (right click on the marker and choose new -> range ring) and you can add a line-of-sight viewshed (add new layer -> add viewshed analysis), but at the moment there's no way to distance-limit the viewshed.

  2. 2 Posted by louis.kocina on 12 May, 2018 02:32 AM

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    Hi Matt!

    I gave it a shot and it fits the bill!

    Tell everyone thank you for an awesome product!

    As a USMC intel chief (1996-2003 Iraq), I spent loooonnnnggggg hours using
    various types of software making my own maps, and bastardizing Falcon View
    for us grunts determining radio coverage, raids, attacks, you name it. We
    even had to import our own DTED right after the Shuttle mission, giving us

    Who'da thunk SARTOPO would give me everything I needed for
    providing/generating maps for my new hobby on the LASD Search and Rescue
    Team in the Antelope Valley!

    Again, thanks to all for a great product and pointing me in the right
    direction for using viewshed. It appears to be what I'm looking for.


    Lou Kocina

  3. 3 Posted by nate.berkopec on 13 May, 2018 12:28 AM

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    For really in-depth radio coverage analysis, most SAR people use SPLAT:

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