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NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

I'm looking at setting up my first P2P link with NS Loco M5, and am currently looking into mounting solutions. Probably going to be mounted under the eves of two buildings.

I was wondering what type of mounts the pros here recommend for installation. Bear in mind I'm in NZ, so don't have easy access to Streakwave etc. :manhappy:

These guys are our suppliers, and they are excellent.

I was looking at getting two of these, but am unsure if the NS will mount directly to them, or if I need to get something like this too.

Any thoughts are appreciated. :icon_lol:
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

I'm not even sure why you ask.

These radios are incredibly small and light-weight.
You can mount them any way you choose; they
perfectly fit a 3.175cm pole, and take one clamp.

I always use an 'aircraft-type' all-stainless 'hose'
clamp--not the silly tie-wrap provided.

If you like big and bulky, Ubiquiti has that big 'TVRO'
assembly. But for flat-wall mounts, I make my own
using 1in. and 1-1/4in. PVC pipe and fittings.

Feel free to mount any way you like. That first item
is incredible over-kill, but the larger diameter will
fit (although not perfectly). That second item is OK,
and probably works even better on NanoStation Loco,
because it provides only one clamp. Dave

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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

First, both of the linked mounts can work fine with Nanostations. But, every single installation is different so the mounts chosen are often different.
As an example of the uniqueness of each installation, I just recently completed a bit of "engineering" under an eve with some 1 and 1/2 inch PVC pipe and 45 degree elbows.
It looked beautiful! I kick myself for not taking a picture.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Great! If you use 1in. PVC, the OD of the
fittings is almost exactly 1-1/4in. And that is
just right for NanoStation / NanoStation Loco.

I use 90deg. street ells. Dave

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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Thanks for the replies guys. I've never actually seen a NS in the flesh before, I assumed it had to be mounted on a pole of some description, which seems to be correct?
Are there any pics of various NS installations around somewhere?
My hope was to find a mount that had a 'ball joint' of sorts, to allow H and V adjustment, and a flat back, to be screwed onto a wall or similar.
The first big grunter mount I posted would do that fine, but it's not particularly elegant.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

There is a ball-joint mount from one of the distros. Someone will chime and give you a link.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Awesome, thanks. I wouldn't mind getting that big mount as it will do the job fine, but something a bit smaller sure would be nice.
Edit - just found what I was looking for.
Any good or bad things about the following mounts? The first one there looks the business, although the other one possibly looks nicer, but doesn't seem as durable?
www.gowifi.co.nz/mounting-hardware/ubiquiti-nanostation-window/wall-mount.html?keyword=nanostation
www.gowifi.co.nz/ubiquiti-networks/ubiquiti-networks-accessories/nanostation-series-universal-pole/w...
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

@ Dave-D I hadn't thought of clamping to the fitting rather than the tubing. (Note to self.) Thanks for the tip.
The 45 degree fittings were used to twist and turn the mount so that it could come down from underneath the angled eve and allow up angle for the AP. It was a strange double "bend" that resulted in a ~120 degree angle. It's amazing what I do to please my customers.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

There is a ball-joint mount from one of the distros. Someone will chime and give you a link.

Yep, I used to use them all the time.
Standby:
www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=NBU001&eq=&Tp=

That being said, I actually like these better. They're more durable, and stay in place.
www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=NanoMount&eq=&Tp=

Note: I have never used the bottom one below with a nano, only with a Loco. I install far more locos than nanos.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

I've used the first mount with its suction
cup for a temporary window mount. It's OK,
but I think a bit overpriced and tricky.

That second item is OK I suppose for the
NanoStation Loco (assuming it fits), but I
wouldn't choose it for full NanoStation--I
think it's a bit thin in the shaft.

I think my PVC mount is much tougher.

In most cases, there's no need for any kind
of 'exact aim'; these radios have very broad
antenna patterns, and often need no aiming
beyond pointing in the general direction. Dave

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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Yep, I used to use them all the time.
Standby:
www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=NBU001&eq=&Tp=


Wow thanks everyone, awesome response. :manhappy:
That mount would appear to be the same thing as this one. Looks the business.
I love living in NZ, look at the price difference between the two. :icon_frown:
I'm very much looking forward to working more with Ubiquiti gear. There is no other company that has a forum like this, I'd take this type of assistance over a helpdesk any day of the week.
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Maybe, but based on the 'x-ray' image, it
appears this mount will only work on full-size
NanoStation---not on NanoStation Loco.

And I still think that plastic shaft is puny. Dave

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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Maybe, but based on the 'x-ray' image, it
appears this mount will only work on full-size
NanoStation---not on NanoStation Loco.

And I still think that plastic shaft is puny. Dave


Actually, it's pretty durable hard plastic.

The kit comes with an adapter for either a nanostation, or for a loco. (It's a dual purpose kit.)
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Re: NanoStation Loco M5 mounting

Maybe, but based on the 'x-ray' image


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