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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:24 am

Hi. I did my first external installation using a wAP LTE Kit to provide a secondary internet link to my home.
So, the router was installed in a mast that is used for a UHF TV antenna and I got interesting signal rates to LTE 2600 (B7) since the carrier's towers are far (around of 2.3 KM).

The performance is good and I'm getting speeds around of 16Mbps/9Mbps. The carrier apply bandwidth limit, so it's a good speed for that, since it's similar to cellphone speeds when it's near of a tower.

Link to album: https://imgur.com/a/VCmRAgH
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:00 am

Finally, my network is done.

First mast:

- Ubiquiti AirMAX AMO-5G13
- MikroTik BaseBox 5 + RF Elements EB912

Second mast:

- Ubiquiti AirMAX AMO-2G10
- MikroTik BaseBox 2 + RF Elements EB912

Third mast:

- L-COM DAS HG72710XP-065 (x2)
- TP-Link TL-ANT200PT (x4)
- MikroTik LtAP LTE kit + R11e-LTE-US + RP-SMA to U.FL generic pigtails (x4)
- MikroTik PowerBox Pro (x2) + S-RJ01 (x2)

Fourth mast:

- Ubiquiti Bullet AC
- Altelix AUV2458G6-NF
- Tibox TJ-AT-3428
- Raspberry Pi 4B (4GB/1TB)
- Logitech USB Unifying Receiver
- Arduino UNO R3
- Dallas Semiconductor DS18B20
- Eone Electronics 2004A
- Generic Mini Piezo Buzzer
- StarTech.com HDADFM5IN

Others:

- Leviton 129-UFPAZ-5VS
- Trimerx RJ45 FTP Cat. 6A
- APC Back-UPS Pro 550
- APC Back-UPS Pro 1600S
- Lenovo ThinkCentre M715q Tiny 2Gen (AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE @ 3,2Ghz - 16GB @2666 Mhz - WD 1TB Blue SSD PCIe + WD 1TB Blue SSD SATA - AMD Radeon RX Vega 11) + WD Black P10 5TB + Behringer UMC202HD
- ASUS ROG Strix G513IC-HF061T (AMD Ryzen 7 4800H @ 2,9Ghz - 16GB @ 3200 Mhz - WD 1TB Blue SSD PCIe (x2) - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4GB) + WD Black P10 5TB + Behringer UMC404HD
- ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II (AMD Ryzen 7 3700x @ 3,6Ghz - 16GB @ 3600 Mhz - WD 1TB Blue SSD PCIe (x2) - AMD Radeon RX 6700XT 12GB ASUS ROG Strix) + WD Black P10 5TB + WD Elements 5TB + WD Elements 4TB + WD My Passport 4TB + WD My Passport Ultra 2TB + Behringer UMC204HD

All running RouterOS 7.13, AirOS 8.7.11, Windows Server 2022 21H2 Datacenter, Windows 11 23H2 Enterprise and Debian 12.4 Core.

That's all.

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi Guys,

Coming to you from South Africa, Northern Cape where we make Mikrotik proud xD here are a few of our towers, unfortunately i dont have too much photos hope these will do. we are currently running 5 Wisps throughout 4 Cities

This is our equipment in Johannesburg Teraco Exchange (NAPAfrica IXP)

https://imgur.com/PgmfPgZ
https://imgur.com/QW6zHaF

This is our main breakout in the city of our HQ

https://imgur.com/IhWqyAS
https://imgur.com/ypTFWIw

This is our Main breakout in one of our extension cities (this site was not yet done at the time)

https://imgur.com/D8JyxOV

This is our Main Tower outside the city of our HQ (recently revamp'd)

https://imgur.com/C6sOxqP
https://imgur.com/9OAaAgU
https://imgur.com/pOwewRx
https://imgur.com/hmWXsIb

This is our Main tower (60m) in the city next to our City HQ (unfortunetaly no tower picture only cabinet picture(although this site runs 36 AP's arranging from mANTBox 19s to RF Elements 60 degree with Netbox 5))

https://imgur.com/ATxjoz3
https://imgur.com/WVMpful

This is a Tower (42m) we built 3 km's away from the above mentioned city

https://imgur.com/8ykVoyG

This is our Offices Tower (36m) (same city as our Main breakout at HQ)

https://imgur.com/iSpM12P
https://imgur.com/8XVCaFD

This is a Tower in one of the smaller cities next to our HQ City (btw this is me xD)

https://imgur.com/pq5SumO

This is a tower at a smaller city around 140km's from our HQ City (We had to improvise since people kept stealing our equipment)

https://imgur.com/sBFxist
https://imgur.com/nPuiC7O
https://imgur.com/1Q4Lu7Y
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:59 pm

My WISP network. (under construction cable managers filled patch panel)
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:50 pm

Hello to everyone :D
This is one of many installments I done by myself from ground. :) Every time I become better and better. Feel free to suggest some modifications to make it even more better and more practical. ;)
P.S Please don't look at the "spagetti" cables in the middle it wasn't finnished when I shoot this photo.
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:50 am

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Here is my tower to get 4G back to the house.
MikroTik SXT LTE
MikroTik SXT Lite2
VictronEnergy 140W panel
VictronEnergy MPPT charger
18aH AGM battery
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:51 am

central rack , Wisp Network at small hotel..
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:23 pm

@RogerWilco that is a big panel. Isnt it ?
I really like your photo...
Can we see inside the box ?
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:30 am

@RogerWilco that is a big panel. Isnt it ?
I really like your photo...
Can we see inside the box ?
Cheers mate. Yeah, quite a large panel for the equipment - the site only gets 1 hour of direct sunlight per day. The rest of the day the panel is covered in shadows from the tree which bring it down quite a bit.

The top photo is with the VictronEnergy charger + a mAP I take up there to act as a MQS when I need to tinker with the routers.
The bottom photo show inside better but with the Tycon controller I was using (which was rather crap).
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:37 pm

Both photos show a great work...
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:15 am

Just finished a customer install and took a quick snap. Was reviewing it and it looked like art with the sun in the background.
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Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:32 pm

Some pics from RTS Bulgaria
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:01 pm

@skyfx really nice work... :)
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:40 pm

Pictures from Wavelink Networks, India
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:07 pm

Not a tower but our new rack for now 12 private lora networks and development. Not completed right now, the core router is still in the old rack and it needs to be patched completely new, but a start.

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:12 am

Not a big mikrotik install - we use Mikrotik routers everywhere but not so much wireless gear for various reasons.

However we have started using the new 60ghz products for short haul stuff - here is a recent install with redundant links (60ghz to about 600m away, airfiber for a few km away)

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:03 pm

a couple of installations, lhg5 and omnitik 5 poe.
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:48 pm

a couple of installations, lhg5 and omnitik 5 poe.
Is it telescopic pipe ?
and how long is it.

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Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:59 pm

a couple of installations, lhg5 and omnitik 5 poe.
Is it telescopic pipe ?
and how long is it.

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read the undertitle on photo :-)

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Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:37 pm

A little more from RTS Bulgaria
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 am

Astronauts routing an ethernet cable across the outside of the ISS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKQgP1JekP8&t=23761s
Shoddy job, IMHO... but of course installation circumstances are not optimal either.
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 pm

repeater tower. dynadish 5. these are B and C antennas. dynadish (A) is remote antenna with internet source. from A to B is cca 3km..and from C to D is cca 1km. dynadish (D) is at friend home.Image
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:22 pm

Mounted this on top of my caravan.
Guess it solves my connectivity issues...
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:35 pm

Mounted this on top of my caravan.

How do you turn antenna, by losening the mount on the pole? What do you do while driving around, take the whole installation (including pole base) down?
 
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:56 pm

How do you turn antenna, by losening the mount on the pole? What do you do while driving around, take the whole installation (including pole base) down?
Yes, this is completely manual. When the caravan has its position I can place the antenna - neither caravan nor lte station will move then. :lol:
The whole installation is taken down when driving.
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:24 pm

How do you turn antenna, by losening the mount on the pole? What do you do while driving around, take the whole installation (including pole base) down?
Yes, this is completely manual. When the caravan has its position I can place the antenna - neither caravan nor lte station will move then. :lol:
The whole installation is taken down when driving.
maybe, mounted on a plastic plate (Polyethylenplast) then a rubber-sucker (Saugnapf) in each corner to fasten to roof.
then very portable.
 
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 pm

maybe, mounted on a plastic plate (Polyethylenplast) then a rubber-sucker (Saugnapf) in each corner to fasten to roof.
then very portable.
Yes, it's a heavy plastic plate. But it has just rubber-feet, no sucker. But I will fasten it with a strong cord and eyelets in keder rails.
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:53 pm

Yes, it's a heavy plastic plate. But it has just rubber-feet, no sucker. But I will fasten it with a strong cord and eyelets in keder rails.
It now looks like this. Let's hope it will withstand bad weather and strong wind...
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:24 pm

It now looks like this. Let's hope it will withstand bad weather and strong wind...
It will, definitely - have a nice summer, what is left of it :-)
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:08 pm

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:32 pm

- MikroTik LtAP LTE kit + R11e-LTE-US + RP-SMA to U.FL generic pigtails (x4)

Hey! I'm looking to build out better 4G coverage for a failover setup and I'm really interested in how you've done this.
I see two sets of the L-COM DAS HG72710XP-065 in use so are you running a second LTE card in the LtAP?
Also, what stands are you using for the masts?

Currently one of the failover setups I have uses an LtAP LTE6 kit and MTAO-LTE-5D-SQ.
The coverage is great (indoors) but could be better. There's no need for a directional either because of the proximity to the tower.
So the choice of antenna you've gone with is perfect for a step up from the MTAO. Hope to find out! Thanks!
 
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:21 pm

Hey! I'm looking to build out better 4G coverage for a failover setup and I'm really interested in how you've done this.
I see two sets of the L-COM DAS HG72710XP-065 in use so are you running a second LTE card in the LtAP?
Also, what stands are you using for the masts?
Simply open the device, drill the top side, install the pigtails on the cover and connect them to the LTE cards. Make sure that these pigtails have at least 15cm long.

Yes I'm running a second LTE card with a second LTE ISP.

The masts, any used for discoteque speaker mounting.

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:12 pm

Photos updated. My post here.

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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Mar 01, 2023 10:54 am

This LDF LTE6kit (RBLDFR&R11e-LTE6) is used for 4G backup as well as for testing&staging (simulating remote sites to be deployed). It is installed on a professional Kathrein CAS06 dish with an LNB adapter, as the Kathrein attachment is a propriertary clamp.

Besides the Mikrotik LTE6kit, the mast also holds another CAS06 satellite dish and a 180cm yagi DVB-T antenna to feed the IPTV server, an X-pol FM antenna and a 180cm 4G panel antenna. All the gear is from Kathrein.

The location is Havange, France. I will post pics from another site where we have an LTE6kit in production next time I'll go to that site.

For those interested, I can't recommend enough to use professional sat dishes for the LTE6kit. In harsh environments, especially heavy winds, it makes a HUGE difference in terms of signal stability and connectivity.
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In the summer of 2023 or 2024 I'll try to setup a 2km PTP NLOS link with LDF2's and modified 180cm PFA dishes. I'll share the pictures of the setup of course!

That's all for now, folks!
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Re: Photos of towers and masts

Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:51 pm

As promised, here are some pics of the installation of another LTE6kit (RBLDFR&R11e-LTE6) on a remote site (hangar) near Ham-Sous-Varsberg, France. Same dish (Kathrein CAS06 with special die-cast LNB adapter). It is a 60mm mount, with the anchor bolts chemically sealed into the concrete wall for stability.

The base station is 800m away, reception is flawless. The only disconnections we get are due to the ISP.
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