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IEH 238, Section 352B


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Installation Engineering Handbook 238

Off-Line RF Power Calibration – MCR and UCR450 Radios

Table of Contents

GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
Description................................................................................................................................................. 3
When to Perform this Procedure ............................................................................................................... 3
Previous Release Date.............................................................................................................................. 3
Release Notes ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Cautions .................................................................................................................................................... 3
Reference Sections ................................................................................................................................... 4
Power Sensor CAUTION........................................................................................................................... 4
Preliminary Requirements ......................................................................................................................... 4
RMT INITIALIZATION ................................................................................................................................... 5
Frame Must Be Booted to RMT................................................................................................................. 5
Multiple Frame Configuration Notes.......................................................................................................... 5
Compact 4.0B Growth Frame Configuration Notes................................................................................... 5
Determine which Frames Require Booting with RMT ............................................................................... 6
Primary Frame Calibration......................................................................................................................... 6
Growth Frame Calibration ......................................................................................................................... 8
POWER METER CONNECTION.................................................................................................................. 9
Prepare the Meter...................................................................................................................................... 9
Power Sensor CAUTION........................................................................................................................... 9
Dualband Cell Note ................................................................................................................................... 9
Connect the Meter ..................................................................................................................................... 9
RF CALIBRATION ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Start the Off-Line Calibration GUI ........................................................................................................... 10
Diversity 1 ................................................................................................................................................ 11
Diversity 2 – Receive Path ...................................................................................................................... 16
Move the Meter........................................................................................................................................ 18
Diversity 2 – Transmit Calibration ........................................................................................................... 19
PATH MAP UPDATES................................................................................................................................ 22
Automatic Backplane Check ................................................................................................................... 22
Copy the BTS Primary RF Path Map to all URCs ................................................................................... 25
Update the BTS RF TEST Path Map ...................................................................................................... 26
FINAL PROCEDURES................................................................................................................................ 28

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Remove Power Meter.............................................................................................................................. 28


Antenna Jumpers .................................................................................................................................... 28
Reconnect T1/E1s or Restore RCS ........................................................................................................ 28

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GENERAL

Description This procedure covers the RF power calibration of Multi-Carrier Radios (MCRs) and UCR450
in the following frames:
ƒ Modcell 4.0B,
ƒ High Density 4.0/4.0B (radios connected to Flexent amplifiers),
ƒ Compact 4.0B, and
ƒ Compact Modcell 450 MHz (Standard Configuration)
ƒ Base Unit of Compact 450 MHz RU/BU Configurations (for Remote Unit
calibrations, see Section 355)
ƒ IMT 2100 MHz Compact 4.0B.
ƒ Base Station 2400 (MCRs)

This Off-Line calibration procedure uses RMT’s “M4.0 RF Calibration” Graphic User Interface
(GUI). This requires the cell to be disconnected from the switch (Out Of Service) and booted
directly to the RMT.

When to Perform The situations requiring this field calibration (running this section) are:
this Procedure
ƒ Recalibrations required due to MCR, Filter, or associated cable replacements
NOTE: Calibrate only the transmit paths effected by the replacement.
ƒ Transmit path add; i.e. adding a path using TX2 as part of carrier growth

Previous Release January 22, 2007


Date

Release Notes Update for RMT 28.0


Automatic, post-calibration Backplane consistency check

Cautions To prevent personal injury, care must be exercised when connecting power to any equipment.
Dangerous voltages and currents are present at the cell.

Lucent Technologies’ CDMA equipment employs CMOS integrated circuits, which are
susceptible to damage from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). Use ESD wrist straps to avoid this
damage.

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GENERAL, CONTINUED

Reference This section references procedures in the other Handbook Sections. The table below lists
Sections these sections and their function within this calibration procedure.

Section Function
001 Technical Support Information
003 Supporting Documentation
101 Required Test Equipment
302 RMT Off-Line Connection
345 Identify Channel and Tx Port Configuration of the Cell
351 Power Measurement Equipment Set Up

Power Sensor The RF Power levels used with this multi-carrier calibration are higher than previous Off-Line
CAUTION calibration procedures and may damage power sensor heads. The calibration signals include
all equipped carriers on a Tx Port at full power. A 40 dB, 300 Watt attenuator is recommended
to perform this calibration for typical terminating power sensors (rated for +20 dBm max).

Preliminary Check off each item in the table below to ensure that all prerequisites are met prior to starting
Requirements this procedure:

RMT 28.0 or later is loaded on the laptop and configured to run,

An Ethernet Crossover cable is available,

The Off-Line RF Calibration Planning Sheet has been completed for the cell
(See Section 345, Off-Line RF Calibration Translations Inspection).

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RMT INITIALIZATION

Frame Must Be These RF power calibration procedures are performed using the Off-Line RMT feature with
Booted to RMT the cell connected/booted to RMT. The RMT Calibration GUI adjusts the “B1” and “B3”
backplane parameters that control the radio output for each transmit path.

Multiple Frame If radios in more than one frame require calibration, perform the calibration for the Primary
Configuration radios, if applicable, then calibrate Growth frame transmit paths.
Notes

15 MHz for Growth Frames:


When calibrating the transmit paths for MCRs located in a Growth frame, the Primary frame
must be active in order to provide 15 MHz.
ƒ If the Primary frame is not involved in the calibration (i.e. no radios or filters located in
the frame are part of the calibration transmit path being calibrated) then the Primary
frame may stay in service.
ƒ The Primary frame (Modcell 1.0/2.0/3.0) should stay connected to the switch and
active but CBRs in the Primary frame should be turned off at the faceplates to disable
the transmit paths that share triplex filters
NOTE: The Primary frame can be removed from service and booted with RMT and
configuring the CTU to enable the 15 MHz; however, this is not recommended due to the
unnecessary complexity this would bring to the procedure.

High Density CLGC Hub (Primary MCRs Connected to Filters in the Growth 1 frame):
One High Density 4.0 configuration has transmit paths where the MCRs and amplifiers are
located in the Primary frame and the filters are in the Growth. This configuration requires an
Ethernet hub to support communication between the MCRs and those filters. During
calibration of the Primary frame MCRs, the Growth 1 frame must also be booted with RMT to
support this communication.

When calibrating transmit paths in this configuration, the following are required:
ƒ The Ethernet hub must be connected to the first Voice URC (IOU connection) or
URC-II (faceplate connection) of both frames,
ƒ The laptop must be connected to the Ethernet hub to run RMT,
ƒ The Growth 1 frame must be booted with RMT with the CTUs initialized to provide
the 15 MHz and support the filter communication, and
ƒ Another RMT session must be started to boot the Primary frame with the MCRs and
perform the calibration.

Compact 4.0B Compact 4.0B Growth Frame Configuration This configuration uses an Ethernet hub to
Growth Frame allow Growth frame MCRs to obtain filter information from the Primary frame. When
Configuration calibrating the Growth frame transmit paths the following is required:
Notes ƒ The Ethernet hub must be connected to the first Voice URC (HIOU/CIOU connection)
or URC-II (faceplate connection) of both frames,
ƒ The laptop must be connected to the Ethernet hub to run RMT,
NOTE: The Primary frame may be left active (i.e. In-Service) when calibrating the Growth
paths.

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Determine which Follow these procedures to determine which frames in the cell must be disconnected from the
Frames Require MSC and booted with RMT.
Booting with
RMT NOTE: If radios in more than one frame require calibration, perform the calibration for the
Primary radios, if applicable, then calibrate Growth frame transmit paths.

Step Action
1 Examine the cell configuration and the Calibration Planning Sheet from Section 345.

2 Follow the decision table.

IF the Radios to be calibrated THEN ...


are located in a ...
Primary frame go to Primary Frame Calibration below.
or
450 MHz Compact Modcell
NOTE: Use Section 355 for
Remote Unit (RU) calibrations.
Growth frame go to Growth Frame Calibration on page 8.

Primary Frame Follow the steps when calibrating transmit paths with radios in the Primary frame.
Calibration

Step Action
1 Remove the T1/E1s for the Primary frame. Disconnect the facilities at the DSX
panel, demarcation point, or external lightning protection point.

2 Establish an Off-Line connection to the first equipped Voice URC in the Primary
frame (See Section 302 for detailed steps):
ƒ Connect
ƒ Boot to the appropriate Generic (EVDO or Voice)
ƒ Update Boot ROMs, if necessary. (The Current Status for the LIU, CTU,
and Radio BootROMs must be “running” before proceeding, see
below.)

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Primary Frame Calibration (continued)

Step Action

3 Examine the cell configuration and then follow the decision table.

IF the Primary frame is a ... THEN ...


a High Density 4.0/4.0B with a CLGC Ethernet Go to Step 4.
Hub (some Primary frame MCR transmit paths
are connected to filters in the Growth)
NOTE: A CLGC Hub is identified by connections
between J8 or J28 on the Primary frame filters
and the RC1 or RC2 jacks of MCRs in Growth
frame.

Any other configuration go to POWER METER


CONNECTION on page 9.
ƒ Modcell 4.0/4.0B,
ƒ Compact 4.0/4.0B, or
ƒ High Density 4.0/4.0B (No CLGC Ethernet
Hub equipped)

4 Disconnect the T1/E1s for the Growth 1 Frame. Disconnect the facilities at the
DSX panel, demarcation point, or external lightning protection point.

5 Establish an Off-Line connection to the first equipped Voice URC in the Growth 1
frame using a separate RMT session (See Section 302 for detailed steps):
ƒ Connect
ƒ Boot to the appropriate Generic (EVDO or Voice)
ƒ Update Boot ROMs, if necessary. (The Current Status for the LIU and CTU
BootROMs must be “running” before proceeding,)
ƒ NOTE: there is no need to update the radio Bootroms unless radios in the
Primary frame require calibration.

6 From the RMT Growth frame session, click:


Config Æ RF Calibration Æ Perform M4.0 RF Calibration
Once the RF Calibration screen to populate the radios, then click cancel to exit the
screen.

7 Proceed to POWER METER CONNECTION on page 9.

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Growth Frame Perform the Steps below to boot the Growth frame with RMT.
Calibration
NOTE: The Primary frame must be active to enable the 15 MHz clock. The Primary frame
must be either connected (booted) to the MSC or have had an Off-Line calibration performed
on Primary frame radios immediately beforehand. See additional note on page 5.

Step Action

1 Remove the T1/E1s for the Growth frame. Disconnect the facilities at the DSX
panel, demarcation point, or external lightning protection point.

2 Establish an Off-Line connection to the first equipped Voice URC in the Growth
frame (See Section 302 for detailed steps):
ƒ Connect
ƒ Boot to the appropriate Generic (EVDO or Voice)
ƒ Update Boot ROMs, if necessary. (The Current Status for the LIU,
CTU, and Radio BootROMs must be “running” before proceeding, see
below.)

3 Go to POWER METER CONNECTION on the next page.

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POWER METER CONNECTION

Prepare the Set up and calibrate the power meter.


Meter
NOTE: Power meter calibration must be repeated every time the meter is turned ON. This
guarantees accurate measurements.

Power Sensor The RF Power levels used with this Multi-carrier calibration procedure and may damage power
CAUTION sensor heads. The calibration signals include all equipped carriers on a Tx Port at full power.
A 40 dB, 300 Watt attenuator is recommended to perform this calibration for typical
terminating power sensors (rated for +20 dBm max).

Dualband Cell Remember to change the power meter setup when switching between the 1900 MHz
Note (PCS) and 850 MHz (Cellular) bands.

Connect the Perform the following steps to connect the power meter to the frame for the first calibration.
Meter

Step Action
1 Turn Off all the Radios in the frame by moving the Tx faceplate switch on all
radios to the OFF position. Also, turn off any other radios sharing the filter with
the radios to be calibrated.
2 Place the RF power meter in a position so that the reading can be seen from the
front of the cell.

3 Determine which filter positions the radio transmit paths are using.

4 Remove the foam jumper antenna cable from the transmit port (located on the
top, rear of the frame) for the first transmit path to be calibrated.

5 Connect the cable/attenuator/sensor assembly to the appropriate transmit


antenna for the first transmit path of the frame to calibrate (alpha face).

Caution: An attenuator must be used to reduce the RF power applied to


the sensor for this measurement or the sensor will be damaged! See the
caution above.

Additionally, an adapter cable is required to physically allow the


connection of the attenuator/sensor combination to the port.

Use care to make sure that all connections are hand tight. There is no
need for tools to tighten the cable/attenuator/meter connectors.

6 Proceed to RF CALIBRATION on the next page.

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RF CALIBRATION
Start the Off-Line The RMT Off-Line calibration screen or Graphical User Interface (GUI) sets up and controls
Calibration GUI the calibration. Use the following steps to start the Off-Line Calibration GUI.

Step Action
1 From the RMT main screen, click:
Config Æ RF Calibration Æ Perform M4.0 RF Calibration.

2 The RF Calibration screen shown below appears.

NOTE: RMT takes about one minute to survey the frame’s equipage. RMT
populates the boxes of the “Device Selections” grouping when it is finished.
3 Observe
the
screen to
see if the
Clock
Setup
window
appears.

IF the Clock Setup window ... THEN ...


appears i) click Yes.
ii) go to Diversity 1 on the next page.
does not appear go directly to Diversity 1 on the next
page.

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Diversity 1 Perform this Step Action table to calibrate transmit paths connected to the TX1 ports
calibrated.

Step Action
1 Turn ON the faceplate transmit switch on the Radio to be calibrated.

2 Wait until the Device Selections box is active.


NOTE: RMT does not activate the Device Selections until it checks the frame’s
Radio equipage. This takes about a minute.

3 Refer to the Calibration Planning sheet to determine if TX1, Tx2 or both transmit
paths are to be calibrated:

IF ... THEN ...


TX1 only or both Tx1 and TX2 will be go to step 4.
calibrated
TX2 only is to be calibrated go to Diversity 2 – Transmit
Calibration on page 19.

4 Select No TDU under TDU Selection.

5 Select the Radio to be calibrated Under Radio Selection.

6 Select Diversity 1 under Path Selection.

7 Type the Base Channel from Calibration Planning Sheet into the “Base Channel”
box in the Channel Info portion of the screen.

NOTE: The Base Channel is the lowest channel number configured on the radio.
RMT uses the Base Channel to calculate the channels populated in the boxes to
the right. Channel numbers with a “greyed out” appearance indicates they are
“unselected”.

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Diversity 1 (continued)

Step Action

8 Select the Channel(s) for the Radio’s Tx 1 port listed on the Calibration Planning
Sheet.
To select: click on the number (1 - 11) above the desired channel number. The
background of the channel’s box changes to white when the channel is selected.

To de-select: simply click on the carrier number until the background turns grey.

NOTE: for a Base Station


2400 with amplifiers, the
single amplifier in each
transmit path cannot support
more than two carriers
(channels) using the full
power calibration signal. So
calibration is limited to only
two carriers even if more
than two carriers are
configured in translations.
Select the Base Channel NOTE: The first three channels have been selected in this example.
and the number 2 channel
only for this configuration.
9 Press the Start button at the bottom of the screen to set up the calibration.

10 Observe the RMT screen to see if the Cal Frequency window appears.

IF the Cal Frequency window... THEN ...


Does not appear go to step 11.

Appears i.) click No


ii.) go back to step 7 to select the
TX1 port channel(s).

11 Click Yes when the


Channel Setup window
appears.
NOTE: It takes about
1 or 2 minutes for RMT to
complete the first
configuration.

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Diversity 1 (continued)

Step Action

12 Observe the “Single Carrier” power value RMT populates in the Channel Power
area.

IF the Transmit Bandclass is ... THEN verify level is ...


PCS (1900) 42.04
Cellular (850) 43.01
NMT (450) 44.15
IMT (2100) 42.04

NOTE: RMT calculates the total expected power based on single carrier power
and the number of channels selected. This is displayed in the “Total Target Power”
box.
13 Proceed based on the ”Single Carrier” verification in the previous step.

IF the Single Carrier is ... THEN ...


Correct Press OK next to the Channel Power area.
Not correct i.) press Cancel to leave the Calibration GUI,
(the Calibration ii.) go back to Start the Off-Line Calibration
should not proceed) GUI on page 10 and try again.

14 Click OK in the Reminder Window and wait 4 minutes for the radio/amps to warm
up.

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Diversity 1 (continued)

Step Action

15 Type the meter reading in EAC Transmit Power (dBm) and press Continue.

16 Repeat Step 15 until the


Step One Status box displays: “Step
Complete”.
Wait 30 seconds between meter
readings for the power level to stabilize
after RMT adjusts it.

NOTE: If the Step One reading does not fall within +/- 0.1 of target,
RMT adjusts the radio output. This may repeat up to three times.

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Diversity 1 (continued)

Step Action
17 Wait 30 seconds for the power level to stabilize then type the meter reading into
“EAC Transmit Power (dBm)” for Step Two and click Continue.
NOTE: RMT skips this step if the MCR does not support CLGC; i.e. no connection
to RC1 and RC2.

18 Inspect the Calibration Results window.

IF the window… THEN …


displays Errors i.) click OK in the Calibration Error window
ii.) click No in the Write Records window.
iii.) return to Step 9 and repeat the process up to
three times. If errors still appear then start
troubleshooting.

No Errors are shown i.) click OK in the Calibration Results window


ii.) click Yes in the Write Records window.
iii.) go to step 19.

19 Determine the next procedure.

IF the radio just calibrated ... THEN ...


has been calibrated before
(existing radio Maintenance calibration)
go to Move the Meter on
a new radio where Channels are assigned page 18.
to the TX 2 port
a new radio just added where the TX2 port go to Diversity 2 – Receive Path
will not be calibrated (i.e. No channels on the next page
assigned to TX2)

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Diversity 2 – The first time a radio is calibrated, i.e. during a radio add to a frame, the “Diversity 2” receive
Receive Path path gain value (“B2”) must be set by RMT.

Step Action
1 Select Diversity 2 under Path Selection.
NOTE: No TDU and the Radio should already have been selected when the
Diversity 1 path was calibrated.
2 Click Start.

3 Observe the RMT screen to see if the Cal Frequency window appears.

IF the Cal Frequency window... THEN ...


Does not appear go to step 4.
Appears click Yes

4 Click No in the No Filter window (this pops up after RMT checks the Path Maps).

NOTE: This No Filter window appears if the radio is not using the Tx 2 port.
RMT performs a receive path (B2) when No is selected.

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Diversity 2 – Receive Path (continued)

Step Action

5 Click OK in the Calibration Results window.

6 Click Yes in the Write Records window.

7 go to Move the Meter on the next page.

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Move the Meter After the antenna port has been calibrated, use the steps below to move the meter to the next
antenna port.

Step Action
1 Turn the MCR faceplate switch to OFF on the radio just calibrated.

2 Verify that the faceplate switches for all MCRs are OFF. The TX LED (green) on
each MCR must be OFF.
3 Verify the meter reading indicates no power present. This varies with the meter /
sensor head and attenuator used; refer to the table below.

Sensor 30 dB Attenuator 40 dB Attenuator


R&S NRV-Z51 0 dBm or less +10 dBm or less
HP/Agilent 8482A 0 dBm or less +10 dBm or less
HP/Agilent 8481H +15 dBm or less +25 dBm or less

4 Disconnect the meter cable from the antenna port.

5 Connect the antenna jumper cable to the antenna port jack.

6 Consult the Calibration Planning Sheet to determine the next calibration step.

IF … THEN …
the TX 2 port of the i.) connect the meter to the antenna port for the
same radio will be TX 2 transmit path.
calibrated
ii.) turn on the radio’s faceplate switch.
iii.) go to Diversity 2 – Transmit Calibration on
page 19.
another Radio requires i.) connect the meter to the Diversity 1 antenna
calibration port of the next radio (i.e. sector).
ii.) If the radio is a different bandclass than the
previously calibrated radio, change the frequency
dependent parameters of the meter set up
(offset, Cal Fac., etc.).
iii.) repeat the calibration for the next radio
beginning with Diversity 1 on page 11.
all required radio go to step 7.
calibrations for the frame
have been performed

7 Re-insert all other equipped URCs in the frame, if not already in place.

8 Go to PATH MAP UPDATES on page 22.

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Diversity 2 – Perform the Steps in the table for Radios with their TX2 Port configured to transmit
Transmit Calibration Carriers.

Step Action
1 Select No TDU under TDU Selection.

2 Select Radio being calibrated under Radio Selection.

3 Select Diversity 2 under Path Selection.

4 Type the “Base Channel” into the “Base Channel” box if not previously entered
(refer to Calibration Planning Sheet).
NOTE: The Base Channel is the same for both TX ports and should not be
changed if already entered.

5 If TX1 carriers were selected earlier, deselect the Tx1 carriers


To de-select carriers: click on the carrier number (1 – 11) above the channel to
be de-selected which turns the background grey.

6 Select the Channel(s) for the Radio’s Tx 2 port listed on the Calibration
Planning Sheet.
To select: click on the number (1 - 11) above the desired channel. The
background of the channel’s box turns white when selected.

7 Click Start.

8 Click Yes when the Channel


Setup window appears.

9 Verify that RMT populates the appropriate “Single Carrier” power value based on
the Bandclass of the transmit path.

IF the Transmit Bandclass is ... THEN verify level is ...


PCS (1900) 42.04
Cellular (850) 43.01
NMT (450) 44.15
IMT (2100) 42.04

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Diversity 2 – Transmit Calibration (continued)

Step Action

10 Click OK next to the Channel Power window.

11 Click OK in the Reminder Window and wait 4 minutes for the RF Transmit
equipment to warm up.

12 Type the meter reading into EAC Transmit Power (dBm) and click Continue.

13 Repeat Step 12 until the


Step One Status box displays:
“Step Complete”.
Wait 30 seconds between meter
readings for the power level to
stabilize after RMT adjusts it.

NOTE: If the Step One reading


does not fall within +/- 0.1 of target,
RMT adjusts the radio output. This may repeat up to three times.

14 Wait 30 seconds for the power level to stabilize then


type the meter reading into “EAC Transmit Power (dBm)” for Step Two and
click Continue.

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Diversity 2 – Transmit Calibration (continued)

Step Action

15 Determine Results:
Inspect the Calibration Results window.

IF the window… THEN …


displays Errors i.) click OK in the Calibration Error window
ii.) click No in the Write Records window.
iii.) return to Step 7 and repeat the process up
to three times. If errors still appear then start
troubleshooting.

No Errors are shown i.) click OK in the Calibration Results window


ii.) click Yes in the Write Records window.
iii.) go to Move the Meter back on page 18.

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PATH MAP UPDATES


Automatic Starting with RMT 28.0, RMT will automatically run a backplane consistency check when
Backplane Check exiting the calibration screen. During calibration, RMT only saves the calibration parameters
(B1, B2 and B3) to the active controller (URC). Automatically launching the Consistency
Check serves as a shortcut to update the BTS Primary Path Map and the RF Test Path Map
for all equipped controllers.

Follow the steps of the table when exiting the RF Calibration screen.

Step Action
1 Verify all equipped URC/URC-IIs, including the spare (URC4) if equipped are fully
inserted and initialized.
2 Click Cancel in the RF Calibration window.
3 After leaving the RF Calibration screen the following will appear:

NOTE: The Red “LED” indicates that at least one inconsistency has been detected
between the Path Maps or UTD of the equipped URCs.

4
IF ... THEN ...
multiple controllers are
go to Step 5.
equipped in this frame
only one controller is click Cancel to exit the Consistency Check… window
equipped in this frame then go to FINAL PROCEDURES on page 28.

5 Check that all equipped URCs are included in the list of “Current Available URCs:”.
If an equipped URC is missing, ensure it is fully seated and initialized then press
Refresh.

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PATH MAP UPDATES, CONTINUED

Automatic Backplane Check (continued)

Step Action
6 Click Primary RF Path Map and the Path Map screen for active URC will appear.

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PATH MAP UPDATES, CONTINUED


Automatic Backplane Check (continued)

Step Action
7 Click Save in the Configuration File box at the bottom left of the BTS Primary RF
Path Map window.
8 Type the filename:
Cell X Y BTS PRIM Path Map
Where X = cell number
Y = frame identifier
P Primary frame
G1 Growth 1
G2 Growth 2
G3 Growth 3
example:
Cell 221 G1 BTS PRIM Path Map

9 Click Save in the Save As window.

10 Click OK in the Rmt window.

11 Go to Copy the BTS Primary RF Path Map to all URCs on the next page.

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Copy the BTS Perform the following steps to copy (apply) the BTS Primary RF Path Map of the active URC
Primary RF Path to all URCs equipped in the frame.
Map to all URCs

Step Action
1 Click Apply at the bottom of the BTS Primary RF Path Map window.

2 Inspect the Synchronized EEPROM Write window and verify all equipped URCs
including the spare (URC 4) if equipped have a check mark.

3 Click Confirm. RMT will update all the selected URCs.

4 Click Cancel to exit the BTS Primary RF Path Map window.

5 RMT will return to the Consistency Check of BackPlane Record screen, click on
Refresh to run another backplane check.

6 Check the color of the Consistency Check “LED”..

IF the LED is ... THEN ...

go to Update the BTS RF TEST Path Map on the


Red
next page.

Green go to FINAL PROCEDURES on page 28.

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Update the BTS The BTS RF Test Path Map contains the CLGC calibration value (B1) and the Antenna
RF TEST Path Functional Test calibration values. Use the steps below to save the path map.
Map

Step Action

1 Press the Test Path Map button.

2 Click on the “Radio RF Test Path Maps” tab. The window shown below will appear.

3 Click Save in the Configuration File box in the BTS RF Test Path Map window.

4 Type:
Cell X Y RF TEST Path Map
Where X = cell number
Y = frame identifier
P Primary frame
G1 Growth 1
G2 Growth 2
G3 Growth 3
Example:
Cell 221 P RF TEST Path Map

5 Click Save in the Save As window.

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Update BTS RF Test Path Map (continued)

Step Action
6 Click Apply at the bottom of the BTS Primary RF Path Map window.

7 Inspect the Synchronized EEPROM Write window and verify all equipped URCs
including the spare (URC 4) if equipped have a check mark.

8 Click Confirm. RMT will update all the selected URCs.

9 Click Cancel in the BTS RF Test Path Map screen.

10 Click on Refresh when RMT returns to the Consistency Check … screen.

IF the LED is ... THEN ...


identify the Path Map and URC and repeat the
Red
update procedures to clear the inconsistency.
i.) click Cancel in the Consistency Check…
Green
ii.) go to FINAL PROCEDURES on the next
(No inconsistencies)
page.

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FINAL PROCEDURES

Remove Power When all the test procedures have been completed, perform the following steps.
Meter

Step Action
1 Turn off all the MCRs in the frame by moving the TxON/TxOFF switch on all
MCRs to the TxOFF position.
2 Remove the adapter cable/attenuator/meter sensor from the TX antenna port.

3 Click Disconnect in the RMT window.

4 Remove all test equipment connections from the cell.

5 Unseat all equipped URCs. The URCs must be reset after the RMT testing has
been completed.
6 Re-seat all the URCs.

7 Verify all circuit packs are in their original positions and properly seated.

8 Verify all cell cabling is properly reconnected and the connectors are properly
torqued.

Antenna The antenna jumpers dictate how to set the Radio faceplate transmit switches, use the table
Jumpers below to decide.

If the Antenna Jumpers … Then verify all the MCR transmitter


switches are in the …
are installed and fully connected to the Tx ON position.
antennas
are NOT installed at this time Tx OFF position.

Reconnect At the Cell Site, restore the T1/E1s disconnected at the beginning of the procedure.
T1/E1s or
Restore RCS Reconnect the physical connections (DSX, patch panel), etc. removed at the start of
this procedure.

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