Community discussions

MUM Europe 2020
 
0ldman
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Topic Author
Posts: 1446
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:01 am

Rootenna mounting questions

Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:07 am

All you Rootenna users, how are you mounting the boards in your Rootenna?

Looks like I may have a rather large job coming up, I'm looking for a better method than drilling holes in the backplate.
 
babyface
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:22 pm

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:42 am

I'm looking for a better method than drilling holes in the backplate.
Drill the holes in the backplate, put separating screws and assure it to the backplate with nuts. This is the best way and other solutions are botched jobs in my opinion.
 
User avatar
jwcn
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:49 am
Location: Maryland, USA
Contact:

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:48 am

You can get plastic standoffs that have double sided tape. I've never had one fall or experienced any issues but I also stopped using rootennas about a year ago...
 
0ldman
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Topic Author
Posts: 1446
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:01 am

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:43 am

What do you use now? Weatherproof boxes and whatever antenna the job requires?

I'm not looking for the Rootenna for all of the CPE's, but the simpler I can do this, the better.

Where did you get the plastic standoffs? I haven't seen any yet.
 
User avatar
warwick09
Member Candidate
Member Candidate
Posts: 190
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:34 pm
Location: The Bahamas / Florida

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:23 am

Hmm, well I see nothing wrong with the rootena's as they are very convenient at times and have pretty decent embedded antennas. .... Ive never been dissapointed. Wish they were a bit more "aeshetic" tho ...

Regards.
 
User avatar
jwcn
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:49 am
Location: Maryland, USA
Contact:

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:25 am

I believe wlanparts.com still sells the plastic standoffs.

I personally believe rootennas don't look very professional. I have also found yagi's are far better with signal, and NLOS penetration.
 
slipstream1
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:55 pm

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:18 am

I use the ARC Wireless integrated antenna solution. Much nicer looking than the Roo.
 
zl4tar
just joined
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 3:58 pm
Location: Millers Flat

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:53 pm

I believe wlanparts.com still sells the plastic standoffs.

I personally believe rootennas don't look very professional. I have also found yagi's are far better with signal, and NLOS penetration.
I couldnt agree more. We've used Vagis in one location, and an acquistion
has used Rootennas. Despite local enthusiasm at that location, I'll stick to
the Vagi/Yagi solution any day.

Neat, easy to install, and low wind profile.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests