No, its a factor of the quality of the antenna design (decent design has low reflected power even over the relatively wide bandwidths required for this application), the quality of your connector workmanship (properly assembled connectors do not cause reflected power), and the assumption that the impedance of your antenna and cable are correct for the transceiver (a given if you're buying from Wifi vendors).There isn't a way to calculate based on what specs the Antenna and cable have?
Humm, Is there something different about the way the Moto 900 APs work then the 2.4 Moto. I only ask because a friend of mine was trying to add Moto 2.4 equipment to his Mikrotik network and as soon as he powers up the Canopy AP his MT APs just stop working. Even if they are on ch1(MT) and ch11(Moto). The Moto AP seems to kill the whole 2.4Ghz band.AP:SR9 in RB532 w/ 13 dbi 90 degree sector @ 110' EIRP 36 dbm
CPE: SR9 in RB112 w/ 13 dbi yagi @ 8' EIRP 36 dbm
Distance: 11.3 miles NLOS
Download to site on internet: 1.34 Mbps
Upload to site on internet: 800 Kbps
This is over a single T-1, so the SR9 link almost maxed out my T-1 @ 11.3 miles sitting right next to an operational Motorola Canopy 900 Mhz system. I was checking to see if the operational Canopy 900 Mhz system would cause interference on my 900 link.
At just about any location inside 8 miles, I could max out the T-1 on uploads and downloads. I was really impressed with the performance.
A bud of mine used to work for a cell company. They have amps on the tower as well to take those dinky phone signals and amplify them before they get to the receiver.I am aware of that, but we can generate more power at the client end. I think it will even out and improve the client end distance.