MCS Software Manual

  1. Home
  2. MCS Software Manual
  3. Tools
  4. Profile Editor Window

Profile Editor Window


Device Type Selection

1. Device Type Selection
To avoid confusion in the MCS, profiles are separated between HF and NF devices. Use the tabs to select the wanted group.


Profile List

2. Profile List
Lists all currently available profiles in a tree structure. Some entries may be simple placeholders used for grouping and not contain any meaningful information (like “Mobile Radio” in the screenshot).


Restore / Delete Profile

3. Restore / Delete Profile
This button will either undo all modifications done to a standard profile, or simply delete a custom profile, based on which type of profile is selected.


Create new Profile

4. Create new Profile
Creates a new subprofile under the currently selected profile.


Import Profile

5. Import Profile
Imports a profile from an external file.


Export Profile

6. Export Profile
Exports the current profile into a single self-contained file that can be used for exchange and reimport.


Profile ID

7. Profile ID
This is the internal profile ID. It is specified or generated during profile creation and cannot be modified. Each profile must have a unique profile ID.


Profile Group

8. Profile Group
Specifies the group / category in the profile list where this profile should appear.


Profile Overlay Preview

9. Profile Overlay Preview
This area shows how the currently selected profile will look in the Spectrum View when used in the MCS.


Profile Label

10. Profile Label
This is the name that will be used to identify the current profile.


Frequency Range

11. Frequency Range
Sets the Start- and Stopfrequency that should be set on the Spectran when this profile is selected. See Settings Control for usage information.


Device Settings

12. Device Settings
Opens a table with additional device settings to be applied when the profile is selected in the MCS. The RBW can be selected directly.


Apply Changes

13. Apply Changes
Changes to profiles are temporary until confirmed with this button.


Discard Changes

14. Discard Changes
Reverts all non-confirmed changes to the current profile.


Overlay Entries

15. Overlay Entries
Lists the various overlay entries that can be displayed in the Spectrum and Channelpower View. This is typically used to mark frequency ranges used by specific service providers or channels within the current profile.


Add Overlay Entry

16. Add Overlay Entry
Creates a new overlay entry under the currently selected one.


Remove Overlay Entry

17. Remove Overlay Entry
Removes the currently selected overlay entry.


Edit Overlay Entry

18. Edit Overlay Entry
Opens the Overlay Entry Editor to modify the selected overlay entry.


Import overlay entries from EFIS database

19. Import overlay entries from EFIS database
As the frequency allocation especially for mobile communication is constantly changing you can update it with data exported from the EFIS database that is maintained by the european mobile radio operators. For that you’ll have to perform a “Right of Use” search on the website and export the results as CSV, then import that file into the profile editor using this button. You’ll then have a choice to either replace or extend the existing overlay entries with this data.
Note: The EFIS database is a third-party product and in no way associated with Aaronia AG. It may change or stop functioning without notice, and Aaronia AG cannot provide any support for using it.


Clear Overlay Entry List

20. Clear Overlay Entry List
This will remove all overlay entries from this profile, only the base entry for the full frequency range will remain.


Edit Overlay Channel Groups

21. Edit Overlay Channel Groups
Often a frequency range contains a large number of channels with similar characteristics (width, spacing, naming scheme, …). The channel groups feature allows to specify a large number of channels en-bloc instead of individually entering each:
– Start Frequency: The frequency of the first channel in the group, defaults to the start frequency of the selected overlay entry
– Channel Count: How many channels should be generated
– Channel Width: The frequency span covered by a single channel
– Space between Channels: The spacing between two channels, defaults to 0 Hz. You can specify a negative value to create overlapping channels.
– Start Numbering at: The number to be used for the first channel in this group, defaults to 1
– Increment Numbers by: Specifies how subsequent channels will be named. By default channel numbers will simply be increased by 1. You can specify a negative number to generate decreasing channel numbers.
The example above would generate 12 channels named 1 to 12 in the frequeny range of 935.1 MHz to 937.5 MHz with no gaps between them.


Highlighted Overlay Entry

22. Highlighted Overlay Entry
If a overlay entry is selected it and its children will be highlighted in the preview graph.
Was this article helpful to you? Yes No