airFiber 5X Contest Announcement!

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin ‎05-12-2015 03:25 PM - edited ‎09-28-2015 01:51 PM

***Contest Closed***

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Enter The AF5X Contest.png


Additional rules:
  • All Stories must include use of the airFiber 5X and must include at least one original photo of your AF-5X link.
  • Ubiquiti may ask for proof of your equipment, including unedited screenshots, MAC addresses, and/or support files to verify entry submissions. Ubiquiti reserves the right to disqualify any entries that we cannot verify authenticity for. 
  • Ubiquiti reserves the right to modify, extend, or end this promotion at any time.
  • Ubiquiti reserves the right to disqualify any entries that don't meet the basic criteria.
  • Bonus: Post a link to your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) linking back to your Story for one extra vote. 

on ‎05-13-2015 08:04 AM

Nice, I would post a story if AF-5X would be available in my country Man Very Happy

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎05-13-2015 02:44 PM

Nice! I'm quite sure we will see some users with very cool links Man Wink

 Let's see who will be the first one showing his 100+KM link Smiley Happy

on ‎05-13-2015 04:19 PM
Haha I'm in the same boat as lucky79. Still waiting on distributors to get stock of this glorious device in.
by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎05-13-2015 04:26 PM

@NVX and @lucky79 Not to worry, we'll be running this contest for a little while!

on ‎05-14-2015 02:27 AM

Weird. In order to win a pair of AF5X, you would need... a pair of AF5X.

on ‎05-14-2015 03:03 AM
> implying one would only put up one pair of AF5X's, good one Man Tongue If time/money/physical size constraints/downtime wasn't an issue (well, and being able to actually order them Man Tongue) I'd replace literally every PtP link I have with AF5X's. There's no kill like overkill after all. Man Tongue
on ‎05-14-2015 07:16 AM

send me some AF5-X's and i'll do it Man Happy , still not available here from distributors Man Sad

on ‎05-14-2015 03:28 PM

Posted our link!

on ‎05-15-2015 11:22 PM

Posted mine too. Smiley Very Happy

on ‎05-16-2015 01:03 PM

30.7.2015 our distributor. Pretty nice Man Sad.

on ‎05-18-2015 12:27 PM

same here... waiting for them to get available in my country too...

on ‎05-18-2015 05:12 PM

If only i could get my hands on a pair...

on ‎05-18-2015 05:51 PM

Another order of mine shipped from Streakwave today

on ‎05-19-2015 08:32 AM

Oh great! Does this mean they might be available now? I have been back ordered 3 times. Would love to get a pair! Maybe if I send pictures of how long they have been backordered I can win a pair? =P

on ‎05-19-2015 09:35 AM

Isn't it a bit odd to be offereing free units to those who already have some when I am back ordered with Double Radius?  Makes it rather hard for us to "compete" in your contest.

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎05-19-2015 09:42 AM

Many users have devices in-hand already and we'll be running this promo for a bit while inventory gets ramped up to distributors. Some distributors are getting new shipments this week. We're looking forward to seeing everyone's link who wants to share.

on ‎05-19-2015 02:54 PM

Excuse me if I consider this answer disingenuous.  We buy over $5000/mo of Ubiquiti gear and desperately need this product for its great new features and you're **giving** it away?!!!  Really bad PR move.

by Ubiquiti Employee
‎05-19-2015 03:31 PM - edited ‎05-19-2015 03:34 PM

Hi Unwiredhokie - 


We are giving away 2 radios per week.  There are thousands of units being shipped to distributors and they are being expedited via air.  They are arriving each week.  Who do you have an order in with?  We can check to see when you will receive.


Also, this is a great time to encourage stories as it brings out different applications and use cases.  As customers receive their orders they have a very good indication of what to expect in the field.




on ‎05-19-2015 03:34 PM

OK, today I get call from our distributor. So, tomorow a pair of radios and slant kits is on my desk. But the antenas are still for 31.7.2015 delivery Man Sad .

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎05-19-2015 03:42 PM

Are you waiting for the RocketDish?  If you have the slant kits, you should just use the RocketDish.  These should be readily available.  The 30 and 34dBi AirFiber Dishes have shipped.  The 23dBi starts to ship end of this month.




on ‎05-19-2015 03:50 PM

If you ship from China to Europe by seaship then 2month... . And yes I can (and probably will) use slant...but have to buy extra antenasMan Sad and maybee the slant is not that good as directslantantena... . 

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎05-19-2015 04:02 PM

Performance is the same...Unfortunately no real way to ship the antennas any faster.  Due to their size shipping has to be via sea.

on ‎05-19-2015 05:26 PM

We buy primarily from Double Radius and have been told that mid-July is our expected time frame.  Sure, we'd love to get some earlier....

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎05-19-2015 07:38 PM

You will have them before then Man Wink

on ‎05-25-2015 12:56 PM

So who won the first weeks contest?

on ‎05-26-2015 02:57 AM

if its the "not received them yet" prize, then have we won ? Man Happy

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎06-10-2015 11:27 AM

We'd like to congratulate the first four winners. The guys below posted some awesome installations over the last four weeks showcasing the power and versatility of AF-5X.



Thanks for sharing your links! Big congrats on your prizes.


Contest is still running!

on ‎06-26-2015 06:04 AM

Wohoo, just received a pair, expect my story soon Icon Twisted

on ‎07-05-2015 09:59 AM

Radios are bench linked, mounted on dishes and on their towers.  Will be linking up later today hopefully.  4Km distance, clear Fresnel.  Should be good to go.   



More to come soon.



on ‎08-20-2015 02:03 PM

@UBNT-Austin Has there been anymore winning contests announced?

‎08-20-2015 11:39 PM - edited ‎08-20-2015 11:40 PM

Is the contest still running? I havent seen any winners for a long time Man Happy

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎08-21-2015 07:12 AM
We're still running Man Happy Will post latest winners shortly.
on ‎08-28-2015 01:41 PM
Have time that has not been published to the winners,

there is no good stories?

Greetings from México

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎08-28-2015 01:49 PM

We'll publish the new round of winners next week. Stay tuned Man Happy

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎09-22-2015 03:14 PM

Hey guys,


We'd like to give a big congrats to our next round of winners!


5. Rocket AC PtP link upgrade to AF-5X @jjonsson 
6. AF-5X – Major resolution for new launch @eomedia

7. AF-5X in Mexico! @WISPLOS 

8. AF-5X Leaves everything in its wake! 42.9km 150mbs @kingsley 

9. AF5X improving an enterprise private network over 300% @caleman

10. AF-5X in Hawaii 30 mile link: Rainbow Power @ElbowWilham

11. AF-5X upgrade - more throughput, less spectrum, lower latency  @lucky79


Will will be closing the contest at the end of this week. All entries must be in by Sunday at midnight (PST). We still have a few more weeks of entries to judge (stories posted after 8/10 haven't been judged yet), so we'll have some more winners announced soon, and keep an eye on your PMs if we tag you here! 


Thanks for sharing your success stories with AF-5X. We hope you all had fun showing off your installations, and stay tuned for more promotions from Ubiquiti. Keep posting to the Stories section. If you didn't win a pair of AF-5X and you posted an airFiber story, shoot me a PM, and we can send you a Ubiqui-Tee. 




on ‎09-23-2015 09:25 AM

Awesome, thanks for letting us know @UBNT-Austin Man Happy Cant wait for a PM

on ‎09-24-2015 08:32 AM

This is great! Thank you UBNT and thank you @UBNT-Austin, if you are going to send me a PM, I don't have them enabled in my account.


We will be doing some other projects using AF5X, we will keep sharing them.


Have a great day!.

‎09-24-2015 12:27 PM - edited ‎09-24-2015 03:40 PM

This enlce gave us a disc of 34 dBi at both ends


Este enlce nos dio con un discos de 34 dbi en ambos extremos



on ‎09-24-2015 01:54 PM



You should post your Story here -->


Debes publicar tu "Historia" en la Seccion "Historias" no aquí Icon Wink

Sería bueno, que además de la captura de pantalla, incluyas alguna imágen/foto de la instalación, y nos des algunos detalles mas acerca de la instalación.... Y si lo haces en Inglés, mejor.



on ‎10-10-2015 11:53 PM

Hola aun esta vigente el concurso gracias!!!

on ‎10-11-2015 11:22 AM



Buen dia, el concurso se cerró hace casi 3 semanas amig@. Espero pronto haya otro concurso en el que puedas participar. 




Good day, the contest was closed almost 3 weeks ago I hope there is another contest so you can participate.



on ‎11-30-2015 11:28 PM

Hi @UBNT-Austin


is there any progress? I haven't received any PM so far.



on ‎12-01-2015 12:05 AM
Good point, a ubnt tee would rock Man Tongue
on ‎12-29-2015 09:39 AM

Any winner received the 5X pair so far? Its quiet for 3 months since the winners announcement and noone ever sent me any PM...

on ‎01-29-2016 05:22 PM


I was announced as a winner, but never received anything. Was I supposed to do something to receive my Airfiber 5x?

by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎01-29-2016 08:12 PM

 @ElbowWilham Sending you a PM Man Happy 

on ‎01-29-2016 11:14 PM
I read somewhere that those who submitted stories but didn't win could score a ubnt shirt, any of those left over? I submitted one ages back, a ubnt shirt would rock just sayin'. Man Very Happy
by Previous Employee UBNT-Austin
on ‎01-29-2016 11:47 PM

@NVX Definitely. Send email to

on ‎01-30-2016 02:27 AM

Hello @UBNT-Austin,


I am in the same situation like @ElbowWilham, announced as a winner couple of posts above but never received anything Man Happy