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WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm
by gerakon
I have 200ft between 2 steel buildings. It looks like the WAP60G should work between the 2.

1. If I mount them on the side of the building do I need to be concerned about the metal building? Would using a Quick Mount be sufficient to mitigate problems from the metal?

2. Do these need to be perfectly aligned (it looks like the 60G dish does but I didn't see anything about the WAP60G) or are they omni antennas?. The 2 buildings are parallel but where we are mounting the bridges will be offset by about 20 ft. So alignment might be off by 5-10 degrees maybe

3. We get down to about -40 C with alot of snow. I see some concerns on the forums about snow and ice, but antonsb said "There should be no rain fade at 80m distance with wAPs check if they are aligned correctly." Thoughts?
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Re: WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:37 pm
by mistry7
i have a 120m link between to industrial steel buildings.

for 200m and a lot of snow i suggest to use LHG60, it will come available in the next to weeks.

Re: WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:44 pm
by Paternot
i have a 120m link between to industrial steel buildings.

for 200m and a lot of snow i suggest to use LHG60, it will come available in the next to weeks.
He said 200 feet - about 61 meters. I believe he should be OK.

Re: WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:15 am
by mistry7
i have a 120m link between to industrial steel buildings.

for 200m and a lot of snow i suggest to use LHG60, it will come available in the next to weeks.
He said 200 feet - about 61 meters. I believe he should be OK.
Yes that is ok, I missed the feet instead of m

Re: WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:28 am
by Bergante
As long as there is direct line of sight it should work.

The wAP 60 are very forgiving with alignment, they will steer the main lobe as needed. The only problem you might have
is reflections confusing the beam selection algorithm (the hint would be a changing tx-sector parameter). In that
case lowering power may help, making reflection signals stay below the threshold to be considered "significant".

I have had that particular issue in a 20 m long link (one of the units is sitting on a two wall and a window corner)
and lowering power a bit made the link rock solid.

Re: WAP60G for 200ft link on steel buildings

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 pm
by gerakon
Thanks for the input. Any thoughts on if the QuickMount is necessary? Or if some other mount might be better?