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00c allows to specify by configuration which BTS (cell) should be used by a specific GSM module This option is supported for Wavecom modules only. To specify the BTS we don't u se the Cell ID but the absolute frequency the GSM module is working with BTS. To find out the parameters of the available cells in the neighborhood of the ins talled iGATE load pabx.cfg with TRACE[fecc] option in the GSM Subscriber entry. Normally it i s sufficient to have one SIM per GSM operator if you plan to route to different GSM operators. It is useful to do this trace not running any voice traffic over the GSM module. Subscriber00=TRANSPARENT ROUTER GSM[0000,00000,+000000,1,1,1,SIM24,IMSI,TRACE(fe cc)] CHADDR ALARM NEXT Then start an online trace for the port you want to check and save into file. Se e the cut out sample trace info. GETSTAT is running every 60s and retrieving the +CCED Cell Environment Descripti on for the main and available neighbour cells The first part shows four recognised cells, the second only three. [26:14.06] [26:14.07] [26:14.08] [26:14.09] [26:14.10] [26:14.10] [26:14.12] [26:14.13] [26:14.14] [26:14.15] [26:14.16] [26:14.17] [26:14.18] i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: r[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: i[00]: mid msg cmd msg cmd hrd hrd hrd 16 mid mid hrd hrd dn GETSTAT (06) pr GETSTAT (06) fun compl.: GETSTAT seq cont: prio 0 dn {07} 'AT+CSQ.' up {07} 'AT+CSQ.' up {14} '..+CSQ: 14,0....OK..' up CONFIG (16) st HOME_REGD (01), rssi 14, sim dn {0c} 'AT+CCED=0,3.' up {0c} 'AT+CCED=0,3.' 1

[26:14.19] i[00]: hrd 05,0046,,11,68,5,2 [26:14.20] i[00]: hrd .'

up {7a} '..+CCED: 202,05,0046,1e35,31,91,25,,,0,,,0,202, 02,05,0046,1ce1,27,81,4,202,05,0046,25eb,22,732,6....OK.

let's check the info in detail for main cell 202,05,0046,1e35,31,91,25,,,0,,,0 MCC, MNC, LAC, CI, BSIC, BCCH Freq (absolute), RxLev, .... Mobile Country Code, Mobile Network Code, Location Area Code,Cell Identity, Base Station Identity Code, Broadcast Control Channel Freq (absolute), 202 Greece 05 Vodafone(Panafon) 0046 1e53 31 91 Reception Level (also known as RSSI),... 25 this can be a value between 0 and 31, 31 is best, formula -(113 - 2*RxL ev)dB , in the specific case -(113-2*25)dB = -63dB, this level is shown in WinRemotePro, GSM status, Receive Signal window.

the syntax of the first seven fields for the 3 neighbour cells is the same. Normally the GSM module (with active SIM) is trying to book in in to the cell wi th highest reception level. The BTS feature makes sense only if there at least 2 cells with reception level higher than 11. Otherwise quality is poor. In the specific case all other cells have poor reception level and the use of BT S feature makes no sense. [26:14.21] i[00]: cmd seq cont: finish

very important: an 12 hours in a row

A GSM module should nevre run on one frequency longer th because GSM operators track that in their alarm system. Therefore it is useful to load a different pabx.cfg/nigh

tX.cfg every 6 hours with alternating Cell Identity always identified by BCCH Freq (absolute), because sometimes the CI is missing For the sample below we assume that for the first neighb our cell we have reception level lets say 15, but using its frequency 68 for identification. pabx.cfg Subscriber00=TRANSPARENT ROUTER GSM[0000,00000,+000000,1,1,1,SIM24,IMSI,BTS(91)] CHADDR ALARM NEXT Don't forget to configure NightFile1, NightResetTime Lets assume NightFile1 is night1.cfg night1.cfg Subscriber00=TRANSPARENT ROUTER GSM[0000,00000,+000000,1,1,1,SIM24,IMSI,BTS(68)] CHADDR ALARM NEXT