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Cisco Multiband Omnidirectional Panel-Mount Antenna (3G-ANTM-OUT-LP)
This document outlines the specifications and describes the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP multiband omnidirectional panel-mount antenna and contains the following sections:
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The 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna is a panel-mount omnidirectional antenna that operates in the 806 to 960 MHz and 1710 to 2170 MHz frequency bands, and is designed for use with Cisco 3G cellular HWICs. The 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna is compatible with Cisco 3G cellular products using a threaded Neill-Concelman (TNC) Male connector.
Figure 1 shows the front panel of the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Figure 1 Cisco 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP Antenna (Front Panel)
Antenna with chamfered threaded stem
M5X6 hex screw
Installation surface with drilled holes
3/4" lock washer
M5 lock washer
The following table lists the technical specifications for the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Operating frequency range
806 to 960 MHz and 1710 to 2170 MHz
•806-960: 0 dBi
•1710-2170 1.5 dBi
Radiation PatternHorizontal plane) Radiation Pattern:Vertical plane (-3 dB beam-width)
•806-960: 64 degrees + 5 degrees (See Figure 3)
•1710-2170: 90 degrees + 5 degrees (See Figure 5)
TNC-Male 90 degrees
15 ft LMR-195
Cable insertion loss
<3 dB max at 2100 MHz
MakroBlend, 5.65 inches diameter X 2 inches tall
Nut, Star Washer, Support Plate with chamfered home, M5 lock washer and M5 securing hex screw to fit a mounting frame from 0.1"-0.5" thick
Operating and storage temperature
-40/+85 degree C
Mechanical Impact Rating per IEC-62262
[IK08] 5 Joules
Housing Protection rating
1 VSWR = voltage standing wave ratio
Figure 2 shows the H-plane radiation pattern at 806 to 960 MHz for the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Figure 2 H-Plane Pattern at 806 to 960 MHz
Figure 3 shows the E-plane radiation pattern at 806 to 960 MHz for the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Figure 3 E-Plane Pattern at 806 to 960 MHz
Figure 4 shows the H-plane radiation pattern at 1710 to 2170 MHz for the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Figure 4 H-Plane Pattern at 1710 to 2170 MHz
Figure 5 shows the E-plane radiation pattern at 1710 to 2170 MHz for the 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna.
Figure 5 E-Plane Pattern at 1710 to 2170 MHz
The 3G-ANTM-OUT-LP antenna requires a Cisco 3G HWIC that uses a TNC-Male connector.
This antenna is designed to be mounted outdoors on a horizontal panel.
Follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible performance:
Note The antenna must be mounted horizontally in order to maximize its omnidirectional propagation characteristics. Mounting it vertically may noticeably decrease the antenna range and overall performance.
•Wherever possible, mount the HWIC and antenna where the wireless devices would be within sight and avoid physical obstructions. Barriers along the line of sight between tower and HWIC will degrade the wireless radio signals.
•The density of the materials used in a building's construction determines the number of walls the signal must pass through and still maintain adequate coverage. Consider the following before choosing the location to install your antenna:
–Paper and vinyl walls have very little effect on signal penetration.
–Solid and precast concrete walls limit signal penetration to one or two walls without degrading coverage.
–Concrete and wood block walls limit signal penetration to three or four walls.
–A signal can penetrate five or six walls constructed of drywall or wood.
–A thick metal wall or wire-mesh stucco walls causes signals to reflect back and cause poor penetration.
•Avoid mounting the antenna next to a column or vertical support that could create a shadow zone and reduce the coverage area.
•Keep the antenna away from reflective metal objects such as heating and air-conditioning ducts, large ceiling trusses, building superstructures, and major power cabling runs. If necessary, use an extension cable to relocate the antenna away from these obstructions.
Caution Install the HWIC and any antennas away from appliances that share the same frequency bands. Microwave ovens, cordless telephones, and security monitors can temporarily interfere with wireless performance.
Caution We recommend you avoid installing wireless antennas in or near rack-mounted installations that include networking equipment and computer servers whose radiated noise emissions can severely degrade radio performance.
Follow these safety instructions when installing your antenna.
Warning In order to comply with FCC radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, antennas should be located at a minimum of 7.9 inches (20 cm) or more from the body of all persons. Statement 332
Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001
Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030
Warning Do not use this product near water; for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool. Statement 1035
Warning Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. Statement 1036
Warning Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface. Statement 1037
Warning To report a gas leak, do not use a telephone in the vicinity of the leak. Statement 1039
Statement 1071—Warning Definition
•Plan your installation procedure carefully and completely before you begin.
•If you are installing an antenna for the first time, for your own safety as well as that of others, seek professional assistance. Consult your dealer, who can explain which mounting method to use for the location where you intend to install the antenna.
•Choose your installation site with safety as well as performance in mind. Remember that electric power cables and telephone lines look alike. For your safety, assume that any line is an electric power line until determined otherwise.
•Call your local power company or building maintenance organization if you are unsure about cables close to your mounting location.
•When installing your antenna, do not use a metal ladder. Do dress properly: shoes with rubber soles and heels, rubber gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
•If an accident or emergency occurs with the power lines, call for qualified emergency help immediately.
Note ATM low profile antennas are assumed to be installed in a protected environment where lightning strikes will not occur or will not otherwise damage the equipment. In those installations, lightning arrestors are not deemed necessary.
Note If the antenna is used in an environment where a lightning strike near the antenna is possible, consideration should be given to installing suitable lightning protection such as an arrestor or other protective means.
Note This antenna used with this product is intended for "short run" installations (that is, less than 15 feet from antenna to router). It is not recommended that the antenna cable length extend beyond 15 feet since router performance will be degraded.
The following sections contain procedures for installing the antenna on a wall:
Step 1 Drill where appropriate on a flat surface of the machine to mount the antenna (mounting wall thickness from 0.1"-0.5" OR 2.54mm - 12.7mm) a round hole (0.812 " diameter using a drill bit 13/16" OR using a drill bit of 20.5mm ) for the antenna stem and a round hole of 0.234" diameter using the 15/64" drill bit [or using the drill bit of 6mm] for the locking screw at a distance.
Step 2 Insert the antenna with the adhered gasket, which has a chamfered threaded ¾"-24 UNS diameter stem, through the 0.812" diameter round hole on the mounting surface.
Step 3 Install the plate support with a chamfered hole for the antenna stem and a M5 tapped hole as shown in the assembly picture on page 2
Step 4 Install the ¾" locking washer
Step 5 Install the ¾"-24 UNS nut to hold the antenna but not tighten it yet.
Step 6 Install the M5 locking washer to the M5 screw.
Step 7 Install the M5 hex screw (6 mm long to fit 0.1" thick mounting frame) with the locking washer through the tapped hole on the plate support and align it to its locking hole (0.234" diameter) on the mounting surface.
Step 8 Tighten the antenna nut to 60-84 in-lbs or 5-7 ft-lbs.
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