[App_rpt-users] Ubiquiti Equipment

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Fri May 10 19:48:16 EDT 2013


I have two back to back point to point links in Colorado at a 
location that gets 200+ inches of snow per year. Each end point has 
commercial power available, but the back to back point is a total 
solar site. That system was using Motorola Canopies for 10+ years. 
Two years ago I replace all the equipment with 5g (lower gain) dish 
nanobridges. All four radio's have radomes on them to keep the snow 
out of the dishes. (One of them has significant up-tilt).
I get 150Mb of throughput with an average latency of 7ms.
(The Canopies were 60ms and 10Mb)

As a HUGE plus my power budget went from a 10 day no sun reserve to a 
25 day no sun reserve. (Batteries fully recharge in 2 days of full sun).
- With my old system I averaged one outage every other year in the 
winter for 2-3 days (Late December or early January when the days are 
short and the weather bad).
- I have not gone below 50% in the last two years.

I have installed more of them in "easy" non-harsh areas as well.

Mark
KC5EVE

At 02:51 PM 5/10/2013, Corey Dean wrote:
>I know of a shot at 13 miles with very decent signal levels that has 
>been up for 2 years using nano bridges with no problems.
>
>Corey N3FE
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>To: Corey Dean
>Cc: David Osborn; app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
>Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Ubiquiti Equipment
>
>Rocket M5's are the toughest stuff they make (that I've used).  With 
>the 30 dbi dish and radome cover they're great but that's a bit much 
>for 10 miles.  I think you could do that shot using Nanobridges with 
>the 25dbi (18 inch) dish.  I have a 20 mile shot using those with no 
>problems.  For $95 us dollars each they're a steal.  Make sure you 
>use shielded cable with the RJ45's that ground the shield at either 
>end.  Also watch the 5.6 band (though i'm not sure what your amateur 
>band plan might include).  They use it for radar here and an ISP in 
>Utah got a hefty fine for operating on that frequency.
>
>73 de K0JSC
>
>
>On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Corey Dean 
><n3fe at repeater.net<mailto:n3fe at repeater.net>> wrote:
>They sure can!  I am running some bullet5's with 25 dbi grids 
>looking at each other for just over 5 years in North Central, PA and 
>well as Nanostations and they have not had any problems.  Most are 
>mounted on towers and have seen some pretty harsh weather!
>
>Corey N3FE
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>Subject: [App_rpt-users] Ubiquiti Equipment
>
>Hi Gang,
>
>In recent messages, Ubiquiti equipment has been mentioned for links.
>
>I was wondering how it stacks-up in terms of keeping out / 
>withstanding the weather. I have an application in mind for an 
>AllStar node and it will be on a wild hilltop with nasty weather 
>(very). The path I have in mind is just under 10 miles, clear line-of-sight.
>
>Can any of the ubiquiti stuff stand a bit of a weather bashing and, 
>if so, which items have been found best?
>
>David
>GD4HOZ
>
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