09 November 2019

Another tool for planning LOS contacts

Following a previous post on tool for planning microwave (outdoor) activity, I would like to add a web service that eases the search of two spots in line-of-sight: https://link.ui.com .

Select a starting point in the map (single click), then "+ Add PtP" (Point-to-Point). Then drag the grey circle (receiver) around and pay attention to the color of the line: green means OK, red means NO-GO.

From the bottom of the page a slide-up appears which shows the terrain profile below the RF link and antenna heights. Don't forget to review antenna heights because the default value is 12 meters above ground!

Remember that the tool does not take into account buildings and vegetation!