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360 degree swing mount available?

Enviornment: Remote location with no interference. There is a building up high that overlooks a body of water, I would say roughly X by X FEET. There is a boat that will move to different places that needs to have connectivity.

 

Does it make sense to install the LAP‑120 on the high point of the building and beam it over the water? If I did that, would it work if I put on the LBE‑5AC‑Gen2? Also, I can't find a movable mount, what is the easiest way to do this as the boat moves it will need to re-alighn itself with the main unit.

 

Thoughts on easiest way to manually move it without unmounting and mounting?

 

 

 

 

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

Have you thought about using the bullet AC or using a rocket with a omnidirectional antenna on the boat?

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

Do you know across what azimuth range the boat will be moving relative to the building radio?
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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

I will look into this now.. thank you

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

I don't know, I will see if I can find out
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Alright I think I figured out a solution that could work (thank you for the tips)

 

What if I install this unit which overlooks the body of water: 

QTY 1 LAP-120 - https://www.ui.com/airmax/liteap-ac/

That will give me a 120 degree coverage of the water.

 

Then on the boat I will install a base unit with three 120 degree antenna

QTY 3 - AM‑5G16‑120 - https://www.ui.com/airmax/airmax-sector-antenna/

QTY 1 RP‑5AC‑Gen2 - https://www.ui.com/airmax/rocket-prism-ac/ 

 

In this scenario is there any advantage in getting the LAP-GPS model? Anything I am missing?

 

Thanks for all the help!

 

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

Are you going to switch the rocket to different antennas as the need arises? I'm not sure that's easier or better than just clamping a pole down that you can twist.

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

I was under the impression that all 3 radios could be active at the same time, and which ever one was pointing towards the unit overlooking the body of water would pick it up.. is that not the case?
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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

You listed 1 rocket radio and three sector antennas. That's what confuses me.

You'll still need some tech wizardry to reroute your network as you drop the link with one radio and pick it up with another.

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

Seems like you are over engineering this setup. An omni antenna on the boat will eliminate the need for the sectors.

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Oh wow, that is because I didn't realize Ubiquiti made a Omni antenna.. this is great, thank you for sharing this.

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Ok so would this setup work:

 

1. On land overlooking water:

- QTY 1 - LAP-120 - https://www.ui.com/airmax/liteap-ac/

 

2. On the boat:

- QTY 1 5GHz antenna - AMO-5G13 https://www.ui.com/airmax/airmax-omni-antenna/

- QTY 1 Rocket-M - M5 https://www.ui.com/airmax/rocketm/

 

For the rocket, do I need 2 antennas? One for chain 0, and one for chain 1?

 

Anything else I am missing on this?

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The problem with omnis is the high susceptibility to interference, low gain and small elevation beamwidth. Ours have a 4 degree electronic downtilt meant for mounting high in the air as an AP, 12 degree vertical beam, and very weak gain so range is pretty poor. You may end up with more problems than you avoid by using an omni antenna.

I still think you should mount a CPE radio like a NanoStation on a pole that you can spin and clamp as you need. Washing the whole bay with 3 giant sectors just seems like wasteful spectrum use to me, so I'd still want to disable the wireless when it's not the active antenna.

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Re: 360 degree swing mount available?

How far is the boat away from shore? Mesh could work if you were close enough!