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Flat Panel Antenna Installation Manual

NOTE:

Before antenna installation please read this manual carefully.

It is for the flat panel antenna. Antenna installation requires qualified,


professional personnel to operate, strictly based on the requirements of the
installation manual. During antenna working course, in order to ensure
optimum status of antenna, professional personnel should perform inspection
and maintenance periodically (once half a year).

contents
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Mounting on Pole Bracket ........................................................................................................ 3


1.1

Preparation for Antenna Installation ............................................................................. 3


1.1.1

Antenna Installation Condition ......................................................................... 3

1.1.2

Antenna Installation Tools ................................................................................ 3

1.1.3

Standard Unit Torque ........................................................................................ 3

1.1.4

Inspection of Antenna Accessories ................................................................... 4

1.2

Hanging Brachet Assembly........................................................................................... 4

1.3

Antenna Installation ...................................................................................................... 6

1.4

1.3.1

Hanging Bracket and Antenna Assembly ......................................................... 6

1.3.2

Anti-fall Clamp Installation .............................................................................. 6

Antenna Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 7


1.4.1

Azimuth Adjustment ......................................................................................... 7

1.4.2

Elevation Adjustment ........................................................................................ 8

Mounting the radio .................................................................................................................... 9

Antenna polarization ............................................................................................................... 10

Remove protective cove .......................................................................................................... 12

Antenna polarization ............................................................................................................... 12

1 Mounting on Pole Bracket

Threaded hole: M10


Torque: max. 30 Nm
Mount the support onto the bracket.
Please refer to the mounting
instructions of the pole bracket.
140

For mounting, there are two M10


threaded holes with a distance of 140
mm provided on the support.
Do not remove the protective cover
until after installation!

Notice:Do not remove the yellow sealing tapes

1.1

Preparation for Antenna Installation

1.1.1

Antenna Installation Condition

Antenna could be mounted to diameter of 51114mm vertical mounting


pipe (prepared by user)
1.1.2

Antenna Installation Tools

Wrench (for bolts M10-M12)


Allen wrench (for bolts M5-M6)
Crossed screwdriver (for screws M3-M5)
Torque wrench (recommended)

1.1.3 Standard Unit Torque


With regards to the torque set during the antenna assembly process, supplier
suggests:
Item

Type

Torque

M3

0.6

M4

1.3
3

1.1.4

M5

M6

M10

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Inspection of Antenna Accessories

Please open the antenna packing case and inspect antenna accessories, see
Figure 1.

azimuth adjuster (1 piece)

elevation adjuster(1 piece)

bolt M101204 piecesclamp2 piece

azimuth adjustable bolt (1 piece)


anti-fall clamp1 set

antenna and adapter(1 set) 5mm allen wrench (1 piece)

vaseline (1 pipe)

Figure 1 Drawing of Accessories

1.2

Hanging Brachet Assembly

1.2.1 Please remove bolts, spring washers and flat washers on the elevation adjuster
as Figure 2. Then use these bolts and washers to connect the elevation and azimuth

adjusters together (please dont lock up the connecting bolts for later installation.) as
Figure 3. Remove the bolts M10 and flat washers on the one end of the azimuth
adjustable screw, and remove the nuts, spring washer, flat washer and square block
cushion on the other end of the azimuth adjustable screw ,as Figure 4. First, please
insert the azimuth adjustable screw and two M10120 bolts into the azimuth pedestal,
then, install the set of nuts, spring washers, flat washers and square cushion block ,
which are mentioned in Figure 4, on the on azimuth adjustable screw, as shown in
Figure 5.

1.2.2 AS shown in Figure 6, rotate the hanging bracket azimuth pedestal to the
elevation pedestal hole, then install the removded bolt M10 , spring washer and flat
washers mentioned in Section 1.2.2. As shown in Figure 7, lock the two bolts on the
elevation adjuster. Finally, lock all standard accessories on the hanging bracket.

1.3

Antenna Installation

1.3.1

Hanging Bracket and Antenna Assembly

Before assembling the hanging bracket and the antenna, see Figure 8, please
remove two sets of M10 bolts, spring washers and flat washers first, and then
assemble the hanging bracket and the antenna together.

1.3.2

Anti-fall Clamp Installation

To ensure the safety during the processes of antenna installation and adjustment,
user should install the anti-fall clamp before the antenna installation.

1.3.2.1 Two bolts M695 and the anti-fall clamps, see Figure 9.

Figure 9
1.3.2.2 Fix the anti-fall clamp to the 51114mmmm mounting pipe with two bolts
M695.

Figure 10

1.4

Antenna Adjustment

1.4.1

Azimuth Adjustment

1.4.1.1 Large-scale azimuth adjustment: appropriately loosen four nuts on the


clamp of the antenna mounting bracket, as shown in Figure 11. Push antenna
softly with human force, then the antenna can be turned 360around the mounting
pipe.
1.4.1.2 Azimuth coarse adjustment: if opposite antenna can be reached by eyes,
we will apply eyeballing to determine coarse azimuth. Conversely, if opposite antenna
cannot be reached by eyes, we will use a compass, according to circuit design, to
confirm coarse azimuth, and then lock part .

nut (4 pieces)

clamp (2 pieces)

nut M10 (2 pieces)

azimuth adjusting bolt (1 piece)

bolt (2 pieces)

bolt (1 piece)

Figure 11 Antenna Azimuth Adjustment


1.4.1.3 Fine azimuth adjustment: appropriately loosen top and bottom fixed bolts
on the azimuth axis and two nuts of fine adjusting bolt and bolts , and
then move the adjusting nut slowly forward and backward to make the antenna fine
adjusted. the range of fine adjustment is 15. Then lock the above standard
accessories.
1.4.2

Elevation Adjustment

1.4.2.1 Fine elevation adjustment: appropriately loosen top and bottom


connecting bolts between antenna and mounting bracket, rotate elevation
adjusting bolt to make the antenna elevation adjusted. Then lock the above
standard accessories. The range is 15, see Figure12.

bolt M10 (2 sets) elevation adjusting bolt (1 set)


Figure12 Antenna Elevation Adjustment

2 Mounting the radio

2.1 Select one polarization based on circuit design while connecting antenna and
ODU. The connecting introduced in this section takes vertical polarization .
2.2 As introduced in figure 12, make sure the ODU and antenna have the same
polarization. Pull the drive nose of ODU into the groove, and fix the ODU on the
connecting plate.

Figure 12

Antenna: Vertically polarized


Port: Horizontally polarized

NOTE:

Please apply vaseline at the antenna port before ODU installation.

3 Antenna polarization
3.1 To change the polarization of the antenna,remove first the four screws by the port.
Remove the four screws which holds the antenna and adapter together.

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3.2 Remove the antenna from the adapter and turn it 90clockwise. Before the
antenna is again mouted on the adapter, the O-ring has to be cleaned and the
position of it has to be controlled. Fix the antenna on the adapter with the four
screws.Tighten the screws with a torque of 5.5 Nm.0.5Nm

3.3 Tighten the four screws by the port with a torque of 5.5 Nm.0.5Nm

Antenna:Horizontally polarized
Port:Vertically polarized

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4 Remove protective cover

Remove the protective cover by pulling on both flaps. Be careful to avoid contacting or
damaging the radome surface.

5 Antenna polarization

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