Mobile InterferenceHunter Help : Display Layout : Tool Bar
 
Tool Bar
The toolbar is at the left edge of the Mobile InterferenceHunter application window. This makes it easily reachable from the driver’s position. The button size can be adjusted but the maxim size depends on your screen size and resolution. This is done through the Settings | Button Size menu option. Each Toolbar button is detailed below.
 
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Description
Scan Drive Mode: Scan driving is a search method that looks for an interferer in a general area. The dark lavender shaded area on the drive map indicates areas where more data is required. Scan driving is used more to eliminate areas where the interferer is not likely located, rather than to locate the interferer directly. You should begin with this mode and drive a wide area in the direction of the darkest map shading. Once you no longer see areas of dark shading, you should switch over to Spot driving mode for a more targeted hunt to the interferer.
Press to begin survey hunting. The button turns yellow when connecting and green when active.
Spot Mode: Begins data collection of real-time power and GPS coordinates. When moving, data will display in the Time vs. Power bar graph and breadcrumbs are displayed in the drive map. As a safety feature, the menus in the Menu bar are deactivated and not accessible in the Run mode. If the message “Spectrum Analyzer Not Responding” pops up, there is no connection to an instrument.
Press to begin interference hunting. The button turns yellow when connecting and green when active.
Pause: Stops data collection and communication between the computer and Spectrum Analyzer. Press this button at the end of an interferer hunt or to halt data collection. An example for pausing data collection is going over an overpass will increase the received power even though you are not closer to the RF source. Also when pressed, the menus in the Menu bar are reactivated for use.
Clear Data: Removes all data from the active data set. When hunting interferers some data may be erroneous due to various sources for example attenuation, reflection, multipath, and fading. As power level increases and direction becomes clearer you may want to purge old data and start fresh. It is recommended that you always clear the data buffers before starting a new hunt.
Press to clear all data collected.
Zoom In: This button replaces the Zoom In control within the maps. It is easier to access and press whereas the map controls are small making it difficult to press while driving. The map will recenter in relation to the Green Car.
Press to zoom into the map.
Zoom Out: This button replaces the Zoom Out control within the maps. It is easier to access and press whereas the map controls are small making it difficult to press while driving. The map will recenter in relation to the Green Car.
Press to zoom out of the map.
Auto-Centering: When active, the auto icon on the map and its location will return to the center of the display window after having moved 50% and beyond the center of the display. Also at this time, the center of the button is green. Auto-centering can be turned on before running data collection or during data collection. When Auto-Centering is off, you will have to manually drag the auto icon into view.
Press to activate Auto-Centering. The button turns green when active.
Display Instrument Trace: Click this button to view the spectrum trace from the instrument. The placement of the spectrum analyzer instrument may not be in a convenient location for viewing when interference hunting. The Display Instrument Trace button allows you to view the signal within the Mobile InterferenceHunter window. This window will be updated approximately once per second.
Also in this mode, a snapshot of the trace will be taken per measurement taken during data collection and will be stored as a .jpg file. The traces can be viewed during a log playback or manually viewing a log file. When scrolling through the signal lines in the Power vs. Time display, the trace associated with that signal line will be displayed in the Instrument Trace Display.