german version

Monitor - Main Window


After the successful start of the program you should see a picture similiar to the above.
The meaning of the output is as follows:
  • top left:
    • CI and LAI of the current cell in hexadecimal notation
    • CI and LAI of the current cell in decimal notation
    • if available for the current PLMN, hidden information out of CI and LA
    • The current PLMN. If you use a Nokia phone and the current PLMN is not presented, you may pick one out of a context menu which is displayed if you make a right-click in the top-left panel. This makes only sense (by the moment) for three german networks (262 01,01 and 07), because only for these a 'decoder' exists
  • top right: network status and status of the phone
  • middle: the location of the current cell, if known (this information comes from here). If the current cell is recognized as unknown, the program tries to 'guess' and shows you:
    • '? :' the program found the cell, but in another LA. This is helpful if the LA allocation is changed.
    • '* :' the program found the cell, but with the 'wildcard' LA 'FFFF'.
  • bottom left:
    • Reception level (good: green, medium: yellow, bad: red, not registered: blue)
    • charging level of you battery

In the bottom right panel you may choose what the program may do for you::
  • Show only cell- and phonedata : check Monitor only (which is the default selection).
  • Additionally, used cells should be logged : check Cell trace list.
  • All received CB-messages should be displayed : check show CB messages.
Screenshot mit Celltrace

Immediately after Cell trace list is checked, the program starts to log all used cells. This is displayed in the list on the screen and in the file trace_cells.log. If you want to save additional information for a cell you may enter it in the textbox Add info:. After you press RETURN, the entered text is written in conjunction with the data of the actual cell to two files:
  • in trace_cells.log, to see the data within the list of selected cells
  • in added_cells.clf (*.clf-format). A unknown cell is made known to the system this way, so the warning when receiving a unknown cell is supressed. You may take the lines from added_cells.clf directly into the regular cell list.