Strength int to bar conversion

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at
Mon Jan 5 17:20:13 CET 2009

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 04:06:24PM +0100, Michele Renda wrote:
>> On 05/01/2009 15:54, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>>> If it's a 4 bar system, shouldn't you try to use values close to steps
>>> of 25 ?
>> I was thinking this too, but the problem in real life is that bar are 
>> more linked to the quality of conversation, than to a proportional 
>> correlation with the strength of the signal.
>> I explain: let suppose that I have strenght = 26, i have 2 bar. but is 
>> possible that with strenght 26 I can make a normal conversation, so the 
>> person can say that the bar are wrong.
>> In my city is difficult to see the strength < 80.
> If you only look at signal strenght, yes. But you should also take
> signal noise in consideration.
> You can have 100% signal strength and still not hear anything useful due
> to noise... much less make/receive calls.

Is there a noise reading too? If so, paint the
strength bars with green, and then paint red noise bars in
the same place.  If there is more signal than noise, you see just how
much. If there is more noise, then everything is red and you know
why it doesn't work.

Helge Hafting

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