White Paper: Wireless Antenna Mounting

March 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

 

The key to any wireless network is the wireless antenna. It is the hub to which all other parts rely. When determining the right antenna for your application, you must first consider the best location for your antenna, then you have to figure out how to mount that antenna. Our white paper takes an in-depth look at different antenna mounting options for directional and Omni-directional antennas.  

 

Here are some of the common installation options covered for antennas and access points:

 

NEMA Enclosure Mounting:

  •       -   Typical configurations run a pigtail cable from the access point or radio to a bulkhead N-female adapter or coax lightning protector, then attach the antenna directly to the adapter or lightning protector
  •       -   Antennas can also be mounted remotely

 

Pole Mounting:

      -  Using rugged, clamp-style mounting brackets included with most of L-com’s Omni-directional antennas

      -  Upper and lower articulated clamp mounts used with sector-style antennas

      -  Yagi and patch-style antennas use tilt and swivel clamp mounting systems

 

Side of Building Mounting:

      -  HGX-UMOUNT can be used to mount antennas to the side, roof parapet or under the roof eaves of a building.

 

Mobile Mounting:

      -  Several options are available for mobile mounting, including magnetic mounts, NMO bulkhead-style mounts and using a CA-AM1RSPA010 mobile mounting cable

 

Window Mounting:

      -  Suction cups can be used for window mounting

 

Outdoor Access Point Mounting:

      -  Pole mounting or wall mounting are typically utilized for access points

      -  A NEMA enclosure might be needed to protect the access point, surge protectors etc.

 

Click here to read our Wireless Antenna and Access Point Mounting white paper.

 

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Take Aim with L-com’s Yagi Antenna

May 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

 

Have you ever seen a Yagi antenna at a target practice?

 

Certainly there are numerous ways to put a Yagi to good use, but this application really surprised us.

 

At Sniper’s Hide, an online community for serious tactical marksman, one member from Idaho put our Yagi to the test. He set up a long range target camera system with a 14dB gain Yagi antenna, and posted a how-to tutorial.

 

The target camera system included using the L-com 900 MHz 14 dBi Yagi Antenna with N Female Connector, along with a camera, wireless transmitter and antenna at the target end, a wireless receiver, and  antenna and TV on the shooters end.

 

It’s no surprise to us that our HyperGain High-Performance Yagi Antenna held up in the sniper’s rugged, long-range application.

 

Why? This series of Yagi antennas provides the user with anodized aluminum boom, solid elements, a 400 series low loss series coax pigtail, and rugged mounting hardware. This antenna also combines accurate gain with a wide beam-width, ideally suited for directional applications in the 900 MHz ISM and GSM bands.

 

To date, the farthest distance their team has recorded at target practice is 2,640 yards (1.5 miles) with no problems or signs of the signal losing strength. They were even confident that the set up with our Yagi would reach over 5 miles!

 

More on Sniper’s Hide: The Sniper’s Hide community was founded on the knowledge, science and the appreciation of the art involved in long range shooting. Sniper’s Hide’s mission is to uphold the traditions and professionalism of those who came before them, expanding on the science, and developing the art. Their members extend beyond Doctors, Lawyers, Police Officers, as well as past and present members of the Armed Forces. Monthly classes are held in Colorado, as well as the largest tactical precision rifle match in the United States. In 2013, 125 shooters participated in the Sniper’s Hide Cup.

  

(Photo courtesy of Sniper’s Hide)

 

What’s the most unique application you’ve seen that uses a Yagi antenna?  We want to know!

 

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