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RFS OPTIMIZER RT ANTENNA INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. AISG SYSTEMS

RFS OPTIMIZER RT ANTENNA INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. AISG SYSTEMS

This installation procedure is applicable to RFS base station antennas used in multiple markets. This document covers two main setup scenarios. This process is for Version 2.x of the NEM-ALD control software

A. Antennas with ACU’s supplied separately. Follow all steps in this procedure

B. Antennas with ACU pre-attached, configured and calibrated. (Antennas with –A20 suffix). Follow steps 1,2, 5-7, and 16-17

1. As soon as all the material is on-site, record every ACU’s serial number; this serial

number will be associated with a specific sector location. It is also recommended that each

ACU be labeled. Example: The first ACU in Alpha sector could be labeled Alpha 1.

2. Going sector by sector, install the antennas, and tighten bracket at the proper azimuth.

3. If weatherproofing is mandated, It is recommended that the RF jumper cables be

installed and weatherproofed prior to the installation of the ACU’s (motors). This will alleviate

interference issues when installing the ACU’s

4. Install ACUs on each antenna. For proper operation, alternate the tightening of both

screws to the same torque. The ACU should be slightly snug, NOT TIGHT. It is believed that the proper tension can be achieved by turning the screws until you start to feel resistance. Then back the screw down a quarter turn. The correct torque is 10-12 in-lbs.

NOTE: If the ACU is on too tight it will prevent the cylinder from turning.

5. Daisy chain the ACUs on quad antennas with a ½ meter cables. To daisy chain from

one antenna to the next will require site-specific cable lengths.

6. After all the ACUs are connected; attach the long cable to the open port of the first ACU.

The Common term for this cable is the “Home Run” cable. Coil and secure enough extra cable near the antennas so that the cable can reach any ACU in the sector. This is useful if troubleshooting the ACU’s is required at a later time. Run the rest of this cable back to the cabinet and attach to the controller. Ensure all cable runs are properly secured.

NOTE: Separate sector Home Run cable may be used when sectors are not located close to each other.

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7.

Launch the NEM-ALD software. The software will scan all the devices available and

launch its Overview window.

8. Non-configured ACU(s) will be highlighted in the software by the use of RED text. (Red

text = Device Not Available). Double click on the device to open the RET main window as

shown here.

Then click Status.

= Device Not Available). Double click on the device to open the RET main window as

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9. The status bar will indicate the current device status. Not Configured and Not Calibrated

will be active. Select the Antenna Configuration button.‘···

status. Not Configured and Not Calibrated will be active. Select the An tenna Configuration button.‘ ···
status. Not Configured and Not Calibrated will be active. Select the An tenna Configuration button.‘ ···

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10. The Configuration button ‘···’ will launch a list of folders. Select the folder with the

correct antenna, and then press open.

Select the folder with the correct antenna, and then press open. 11. Pick the data file
Select the folder with the correct antenna, and then press open. 11. Pick the data file

11. Pick the data file shown then press open.

Select the folder with the correct antenna, and then press open. 11. Pick the data file
Select the folder with the correct antenna, and then press open. 11. Pick the data file
Select the folder with the correct antenna, and then press open. 11. Pick the data file

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12. The software will return to the Status window, Press ‘Set’

this will start the upload to

the ACU.

12. The software will return to the Status wi ndow, Press ‘Set’ this will start the

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13. When the upload is completed the NEM-ALD software will rescan the device and very

briefly indicate the change in status.

remain active.) The status window will close.

(Not configured will be cleared, Not calibrated will

in status. remain active.) The status window will close. (Not configured will be cleared, Not calibrated
in status. remain active.) The status window will close. (Not configured will be cleared, Not calibrated

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14. From the main RET window press Calibrate.

14. From the main RET window press Calibrate. 15. When the calibration cycle is complete the

15. When the calibration cycle is complete the RET status will change (Black = Status OK)

window press Calibrate. 15. When the calibration cycle is complete the RET status will change (Black
window press Calibrate. 15. When the calibration cycle is complete the RET status will change (Black

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This completes the configuration and calibration of the RET.

NOTE: At this time the ACU should be ready to set the downtilt on. If the ACU failed the calibration step (step 15) there could be two issues.

i. If the ACU was field installed, verify that it is not on too tight. Take the ACU off and reconnect it to the antenna, observing screw torque requirements.

ii. The cylinder inside the antenna may be stuck. If you take the proper sized Allen-key

you can work the dipstick though the paces to try and loosen the cylinder.

16. Set down tilt required by moving the slider tab, clicking on the slider bar (or directly

enter the down tilt value numerically, NEM-ALD-S ONLY). Press Set.

down tilt value numerically , NEM-ALD-S ONLY). Press Set. 17. Once you have completed the above

17. Once you have completed the above steps for one ACU, repeat the process for all the

remaining ACUs, antennas and sectors.

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