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Link Planning

A basic communication system consists of two radios, each with its associated antenna, the two being separated by the path to be covered. In order to have a communication between the two, the radios require a certain minimum signal to be collected by the antennas and presented to their input socket. Determining if the link is feasible is a process called link budget calculation. Whether or not signals can be passed between the radios depends on the quality of the equipment being used and on the diminishment of the signal due to distance, called path loss.

Last Update: 2007-01-24