8 Install in the Field

RRL Stations are designed to fit inside 4.5” (115 mm) diameter wells for discrete placement.

RRL radios communicate with each other via line-of-sight. They must be able to “see” each other in order to have effective communication. Each Station is site specific, and will require testing and planning to determine ideal placement and settings.

A communication range test can be performed prior to installation between the Home Station and the Remote or Relay Station. Using the RRL Remote Utility, tests can be done using different Radio Power settings to determine the ideal setup for your site. Always start with the lowest Radio Power setting, as this will conserve battery power.

Field tests will allow you to determine if you need an additional power source due to a higher Radio Power setting, or the addition of a higher gain antenna or Relay Station to increase communication distances.