Mobile InterferenceHunter Help : Using the MIH : Setting Up MIH Software
Setting Up MIH Software
This section details the initial software setup to get you going.
Recalling Saved/Recent Settings
You can load previously saved settings into the Mobile InterferenceHunter software using:
Recall Saved Settings:
1. Click Recall Saved Settings in the File menu and the Open window displays.
2. Select the desired configuration file with the extension .mih.
3. Press the Open button. Configuration settings are loaded into the Mobile InterferenceHunter software.
Recent Settings:
1. Click Recent Settings… in the File menu.
2. Choose from a list of no more than 10 setting files saved to the laptop or tablet.
Selecting the Mode
First, select the desired type of interference hunt that is going to take place. You can switch modes during or after acquisition, for further analysis.
Scan Driving (Initial Perimeter Survey): Use this mode to search for an interferer in a general area. This mode works well with the View set to Heat Map. The dark lavender shaded area on the drive map indicates an approximate area where the interferer could be. Once an interferer’s general location has been determined, refer to Creating a Drive Route to hone in on the signal in this area.
Spot Driving (Standard Operation): Hunting for a single interfering signal.
Multiple Emitter: Hunting for multiple interferer transmitters such as cable TV leakage.
Spectrum Clearing: Hunting for multiple transmissions of the same frequency whose power exceeds the threshold set by the user. Screen images can be automatically saved when the threshold is exceeded.
Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA): Use TDOA to locate interference sources and other modulated broadcasters. TDOA is not a driving mode like the other modes mentioned above. For TDOA, you must have access to at least three remote spectrum monitor probes (MS2710xA). Refer to Setting Up TDOA when using this mode.
Selecting the Map Source
Select a map from either two map sources to use in the map display – Google/Baidu map or a map from any open source map. See Product Information and Map Sources in the Help Menu.
Google/Baidu Maps: When selected, the Google/Baidu map will discover the vehicle’s current location and display the map for that area. These maps may not be available in all regions.
Open Source Maps: Open a folder where Open Source maps are saved. Click any .shp file and then press Open to load the map. Depending on the coverage area or the number of locations that are tested for interfering sources, multiple maps may need to be downloaded onto the tablet or laptop.
Select a map from a map source to use in the map display – Google/Baidu map or a map from any open source map. See Product Information and Map Services in the Help Menu.
Show current OSM Map: Displays the name of the Open Source Map in use.
Installed Map Files: Lists the directory and filename of previously used files.