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INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR RD-8132

RD-8132
GSM850 SPLIT BAND SELECTIVE
REPEATER
INSTALLATION GUIDE

The information contained herein is the


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following, to whom all enquiries should
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Technical Writing
Comba Telecom Ltd.

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0.2 CONTENTS
Section

Page

0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
0.10

CONTENTS.........................................................................................................................................2
INDEX TO FIGURES AND TABLES...............................................................................................4
HISTORY .............................................................................................................................................5
ISSUE CONTROL ..............................................................................................................................6
REFERENCES ...................................................................................................................................7
GLOSSARY OF TERMS ...................................................................................................................8
SAFETY NOTICES AND ADMONISHMENTS ..............................................................................9
SERVICING POLICY AND RETURN OF EQUIPMENT............................................................10
READERS COMMENTS .................................................................................................................11

RD-8132 REPEATER INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................12

2
2.1
2.2
2.3

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................................13


RD-8132 FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM................................................................................13
EQUIPMENT LAYOUT....................................................................................................................14
KIT OF PARTS (KOP) .....................................................................................................................16

3
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7
3.3.8

INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................17
WARNINGS AND ALERTS ............................................................................................................17
SITE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS .........................................................................................18
REPEATER INSTALLATION CHECKLIST ..................................................................................19
ANTENNA INSTALLATION CONSIDERATION..........................................................................19
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES...................................................................................................20
GOODS INWARDS INSPECTION ................................................................................................20
TOOLS ...............................................................................................................................................20
PREPARATION ................................................................................................................................20
MOUNTING RACK DIMENSION...................................................................................................20
WALL MOUNTING DETAILS .........................................................................................................22
POLE MOUNTING DETAILS .........................................................................................................23
DRIP-LOOP.......................................................................................................................................23
EQUIPMENT CONNECTIONS ......................................................................................................23

4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.8.1
4.8.2
4.8.3
4.8.4
4.9

COMMISSIONING ...........................................................................................................................26
MCU LED INDICATORS .................................................................................................................26
EQUIPMENT POWER-UP..............................................................................................................26
OMT ....................................................................................................................................................27
OMT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ..............................................................................................27
OMT SOFTWARE VERSION.........................................................................................................28
NON-VOLATILE MEMORY ............................................................................................................28
PREPARATION FOR REMOTE CONNECTION OF OMT USING WIRELESS MODEM ...28
PHYSICAL CONNECTION OF OMT TO EQUIPMENT.............................................................29
CONNECTION TO OMT .................................................................................................................29
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................................29
DESCRIPTIONS OF PARAMETERS ...........................................................................................30
COMMON INFORMATION .............................................................................................................30
RF INFORMATION ..........................................................................................................................31
ALARM INFORMATION..................................................................................................................34
PROPERTIES INFORMATION......................................................................................................36
COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES ..............................................................................................38

OPERATION .....................................................................................................................................39

MAINTENANCE................................................................................................................................40

APPENDICES ...................................................................................................................................41

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7.1
7.2
7.3

APPENDIX A: TOOLS .....................................................................................................................41


APPENDIX B: CHANNEL NUMBER AND FREQUENCY TABLE ...........................................42
APPENDIX C: RMA (RETURN MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION) FORM .................................44

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0.3 INDEX TO FIGURES AND TABLES


Figure 1: Front, side and bottom views of equipment enclosure................................................................. 12
Figure 2: RD-8132 functional block diagram............................................................................................... 13
Figure 3: Layout of the RD-8132................................................................................................................. 14
Figure 4: Mounting rack dimension............................................................................................................. 20
Figure 5: Wall mounting overview............................................................................................................... 22
Figure 6: Pole mounting overview............................................................................................................... 23
Figure 7: Equipment connections ............................................................................................................... 24
Figure 8: Pins allocation for 7-pin EXT_ALM connector ............................................................................. 25
Figure 9: Location of MCU and LEDs ......................................................................................................... 26
Figure 10: OMT main screen ...................................................................................................................... 27
Figure 11: Wireless modem ........................................................................................................................ 28
Figure 12: System information window ....................................................................................................... 30
Figure 13: RF information alarm threshold widow.................................................................................... 32
Figure 14: Switch configuration window...................................................................................................... 32
Figure 15: Master alarm window................................................................................................................. 34
Figure 16: Channel alarm ........................................................................................................................... 35
Figure 17: Equipment ID ............................................................................................................................. 36
Figure 18: Firmware information ................................................................................................................. 36
Figure 19: Communication configuration .................................................................................................... 37
Table 1: RD-8132 KOP ............................................................................................................................... 16
Table 2: Repeater installation checklist ...................................................................................................... 19
Table 3: Antenna installation checklist........................................................................................................ 19
Table 4: External alarm signal definition ..................................................................................................... 25
Table 5: Voltage applied to EXT Alarm pin ................................................................................................. 25
Table 6: MCU LEDs .................................................................................................................................... 26
Table 7: Management of the RD-8132........................................................................................................ 29
Table 8: RD-8132 RF parameters description ............................................................................................ 31
Table 9: Management RF parameters ..................................................................................................... 33
Table 10: Alarm list ..................................................................................................................................... 35
Table 11: Commissioning procedures ........................................................................................................ 38
Table 12: Alarms diagnosis......................................................................................................................... 39

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0.4 HISTORY
Change No.

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1-0-0
1-0-1
1-0-2

Initial document created and released in Mar 2007.


Updated Hongkong office address in Feb 2008
Document updated with new Indian and Brazil contacts, and new
RMA information. 110V Power supply module added in section
Installation Preparation, fuse specification removed in packing list.
Jan, 2009.

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0.5 ISSUE CONTROL


Date

Section
All

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Mar
07

20
Feb
08

13
Jan
09

All

All

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0.6 REFERENCES
0.6.1
0.6.2

RD-8132 10W DS 1-0-0


OMT v3.20 QE 1-1-0

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Datasheet issued by product manager on 30 Dec 2006.


OMT software equipment manual released in Feb 2007.

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0.7 GLOSSARY OF TERMS


Abbreviation
ALC
ATT
BTS
CH
dB
dBm
DL
DT
DPX
FS
GSM
Hz
ID
IF
LNA
MCU
MHz
MT
MTBF
NF
OMC
OMT
PA
PLL
PSU
RF
SIM
SMA
SMS
UL
VAC
VDC
VSWR

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Definition
Automatic Level Control
Attenuator
Base Transceiver Station
Channel
Decibel
Decibels relative to 1 milliwatt
Downlink
Donor Terminal
Duplexer
Frequency Selector
Global Standard for Mobile Communication
Hertz
Identification
Intermediate Frequency
Low Noise Amplifier
Main Control Unit
Megahertz
Mobile Terminal
Mean Time Between Failures
Noise Figure
Operation & Maintenance Center
Operation & Maintenance Terminal
Power Amplifier
Phase Locked Loop
Power Supply Unit
Radio Frequency
Subscriber Identification Module
Sub-Miniature A Connector
Short Message Service
Uplink
Volts Alternating Current
Volts Direct Current
Voltage Standing Wave Ratio

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0.8 SAFETY NOTICES AND ADMONISHMENTS


This document contains safety notices in accordance with appropriate standards. In the interests of
conformity with the territory standards for the country concerned, the equivalent territorial admonishments
are also shown.
Any installation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of the equipment must only be carried out by trained,
authorized personnel. At all times, personnel must comply with any safety notices and instructions.
Specific hazards are indicated by symbol labels on or near the affected parts of the equipment. The labels
conform to international standards, are triangular in shape, and are coloured black on a yellow background.
An informative text label may accompany the symbol label.
Hazard labelling is supplemented by safety notices in the appropriate equipment manual. These notices
contain additional information on the nature of the hazard and may also specify precautions.
Warning Notices:

These draw the attention of personnel to hazards which may cause death or injury to the operator or others.
Examples of use are cases of high voltage, laser emission, toxic substances, point of high temperature, etc.
Alert Notices:
These draw the attention of personnel to hazards which may cause damage to the equipment. An example
of use is the case of static electricity hazard.
Caution notices may also be used in the handbook to draw attention to matters that do not constitute a risk of
causing damage to the equipment but where there is a possibility of seriously impairing its performance, e.g.
by mishandling or gross maladjustment. Warnings and Cautions within the main text do not incorporate
labels and may be in shortened form.

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0.9 SERVICING POLICY AND RETURN OF EQUIPMENT


The repair of individual units and modules of this equipment is not considered practicable without factory
facilities. It is, therefore, the policy of Comba whereby faulty units or modules are returned to the local agent
for repair.
To enable an efficient and prompt after sales service for the diagnosis, repair and return of any faulty
equipment, please comply with the following requirements.
Items to be sent for repair should be packaged so as to provide both electrostatic and physical protection and
a Repair Material Authorization (a sample of this is in the appendix) should be completed giving the required
information.
This request must be included with the item for repair. Items for repair should be sent to the nearest Comba
office:
Hong Kong Office
Address: 611 East Wing, No. 8 Science Park West Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park,
Tai Po, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2636 6861
Fax: +852 2637 0966
Email: combahk@comba-telecom.com
Singapore Office
Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, Katong SC #05-43, Singapore 437844
Tel: + 65 6345 4908
Fax: + 65 6345 1186
Email: combasg@comba-telecom.com
Thailand Office
rd
Address: 3 Floor, T. Shinawatra Building, 94 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoeynua, Wattana,
Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 2664 3440
Fax: +66 2664 3442
India Office
Address: Suite No. 2, E-172, TSH House, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi 110 048, India
Tel: + 91 11 4173 9997 / 8
Fax: + 91 11 4173 9996
Email: comba@comba-telecom.com
Sweden Office
Address: Gustavslundsvagen 147, S- 167 51 Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 25 38 70
Fax: +46 8 25 38 71
Email: info@comba-telecom.se
Brazil Sales Office
Avenida Engenheiro Luiz Carlos Berrini 1297, cj 122, sala 03 04571-090 So Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55 11 55050549
Fax: +55 11 55050549 ext 7
China Office
Address: No.10, Shenzhou Road, Guangzhou Science City, Guangzhou, China
Tel: + 86 20 2839 0000
Fax: + 86 20 2839 0136
Email: combagz@comba-telecom.com

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0.10 READERS COMMENTS


Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure the accuracy of this and all Comba documents, there is always
the possibility that an inaccuracy or omission could occur.
In order that any amendment/remedial action can be carried out promptly, we would appreciate your
cooperation in filling out and returning a photocopy of this customer reply sheet as soon as possible.
Customer Information:
Name
Title
Company
Date
Address
Telephone Number
Customer Comments:
Equipment title
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Page number
Paragraph number
Line number
Figure number
Details of inaccuracies
Other comments

Contact points:
Technical Writing
E-mail: document@comba-telecom.com
FAX: +852 21166055

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1 RD-8132 REPEATER INTRODUCTION


The RD-8132 split band-selective repeater is designed for GSM850 band. A band-specific linear amplifier
and filtering effectively amplifies the desired BTS carriers and provides superior out-of-band rejection. The
unit can incorporate two 2~15 or 1~6MHz bandwidth adjustable segments. Remote configuration and
surveillance is possible through Combas remote control and monitoring system via PC or wireless modem
to the OMT/OMC. Internal Li-ion backup battery ensures alarm signals are sent out during power failure. The
unit comes in a sealed, cast aluminum enclosure, suitable for operation in all weather conditions.
Main features of RD-8132:
Two sub band-selective modules with adjustable bandwidth
Output power can be adjusted via OMT software.
Integrated wireless modem for remote configuration, monitoring and control.
Internal backup battery keeps the alarm unit running for up to three hours after power failure.
Optional OMC is available for remote operation and maintenance of a group of repeaters.
Designed for all outdoor application waterproof, damp-proof and omni-sealed (IP65).

600

z
z
z
z
z
z

195

450

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2 EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
2.1 RD-8132 FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM

DL Band Selective
Module

PA1

LNA1
DL Band Selective
Module

Service
Ant

Donor
Ant

MT

DT
UL Band Selective
Module

BTS

PA2

Mobile
LNA2

UL Band Selective
Module

OMT
Computer with
Data card

Wireless
Modem

Modem

Alarm
Indicator

Main Control Unit

Power
Supply

Li-ion
BATT

OMC

OMT

External
Power

Figure 2: RD-8132 functional block diagram


In the downlink, the BTS signals are received by donor antenna of the repeater. After the duplexer, the
signals are sent to the LNA module for pre-amplification, followed by band selection by the Frequency Select
(FS) modules. The power amplifiers (PA) can amplify all carriers within the passband to the maximum output
power permitted. The duplexer permits combining with the uplink signals to share a single service antenna.
In the uplink, the mobile signals are received by the service antenna. After the duplexer, the signals are sent
to the LNA, FS and PA modules before duplexed with the downlink signals. The uplink signals are sent to the
donor antenna for transmission back to the BTS.

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2.2 EQUIPMENT LAYOUT


IN

DL LNA

IN

OUT

OUT

Power Splitter

Power Splitter

UL LNA

Li-ion Battery

DPX

DPX

UL PA

DL PA

UL FS

DL FS

Distribution Board

MCU
Wireless Modem

Microswitch

Surge
Protector

PSU

VSWR Testing

X29

GND

GND

Lock

Figure 3: Layout of the RD-8132


Typical RD-8132 units consist of the following components:
Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
One Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) is installed at the front end of the UL and DL branches. The use of LNAs
gives better sensibility to the repeater.
Power Splitter:
One two-way power splitter is installed in each UL/DL branch.
Frequency Selector (FS)
The FS is used to select the desired carriers and reject unwanted signals.
Power Amplifier (PA)
It fulfils power amplification in both UL and DL branches.

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Duplexer (DPX)
The DPX located towards the DT and MT connections permits the uplink and downlink signals to share a
common antenna.
Li-ion Battery
The Li-ion battery pack is enclosed within a plastic cover and provides back-up supply to the MCU for up to
three hours in the event of mains failure.
Main Control Unit (MCU)
The MCU is used to monitor and control the operation of the repeater. It also provides the communication
interface for remote control and indication. Four LED indicators (H1~H3) provides the operation status of the
MCU.
Power Supply Unit (PSU)
The PSU converts the input 220VAC (or 110VAC) into a stable DC to supply power to FSA, LNA, and MCU
module and also to charge the internal Li-ion battery.
Distribution Board
The distribution board serves as a distributor for power and internal communication within the repeater. It
has the following connections: connectivity to function modules, MCU, RS232 port (X29) for local control.
Surge Protector
The AC Mains surge protector is mounted next to the PSU and has three connections: 220V (or 110V) AC
Live, Neutral and Ground. This provides protection to the PSU. It is assumed that the antenna system will
have ample lightning protection. On the top of each surge protector is a little window with a coloured indicator.
Green indicates protection is available, and in the event of a fault, the colour will turn to Black. When this
occurs, the surge protector has to be replaced.
When the equipment is DC powered, no surge protector is required.
Wireless Modem
The wireless modem is mounted adjacent to the MCU. It has connections for RF, data and power. On the
wireless modem, there is an indicator LED to show the modem status. The wireless modem is used for
remote control and monitors, and for alarm transmission from the repeater back to the OMC.
VSWR Testing Module:
The VSWR testing module is located towards the MT connection. The use of VSWR Testing module permits
checking the downlink and uplink signals at the MT port.

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2.3 KIT OF PARTS (KOP)


The following table shows the kit of parts is supplied with the equipment.
Product identifier

Description

R-9122C8-5140/1

Mounting rack (kit)

M10x110

Masonry bolt for wall mounting

M10x85x110

U bolt for pole mounting

5.5mm

Allen key for socket screws

R-9122C/R-9122AC

RS-232 cable

RS-200

Key

Replacement fuse for product variant with AC PSU

Qty.

Replacement fuse for product variant with DC PSU

n/a

Factory Test Report

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OMT QE 1-1-0

OMT Product Manual

V3.22 or above

OMT software

V2.10

OMT Explorer software

MSDE2000

Database Server software

2
1

1 (CD)

Table 1: RD-8132 KOP

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The specification of fuse is different from product to product. Please refer to specific product requirement.

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3 INSTALLATION
3.1 WARNINGS AND ALERTS
Radio Frequency Energies
There may be situations, particularly for the workplace environments near high-powered RF sources, where
recommended limits for safe exposure of human beings to RF energy could be exceeded. In such cases,
restrictive measures or actions may be necessary to ensure the safe use of RF energy.
High Voltage
The equipment has been designed and constructed to prevent, as far as reasonably, practicable danger.
Any activity, such as installation, operation and maintenance, on or near the equipment must be, as far as
reasonably, free from danger.
Where there is a risk of damage to electrical systems due to adverse weather, extreme temperatures, wet,
corrosive or dirty conditions, flammable or explosive atmosphere, then the system must be suitably installed
to prevent danger.
Protective Earthing
Equipment provided for the purpose of protecting individuals from electrical risk must be properly used and
maintained.
Handling Precautions
Precautions should be taken in equipment handling activities such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling,
carrying, moving or holding, or activities to restrain an object, animal or a person from the equipment. It also
covers activities that require the use of force or effort, such as pulling a lever, or operating power tools.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Observe standard precautions when handling ESD-sensitive devices. Assume that all solid-state electronic
devices are ESD-sensitive. Ensure the use of a grounded wrist strap, or equivalent, while working with
ESD-sensitive devices. Transport, store, and handle ESD-sensitive devices in static-safe environments.

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3.2 SITE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS


Site Considerations
The repeater is designed to be waterproof, rainproof, and with snow protection. Temporary protection should
be taken when the equipment enclosure is opened for installation or maintenance in an outdoor environment.
The equipment must not be opened for installation or maintenance in bad weather (e.g. gale, storm, extreme
temperatures and high humidity).
Installation Location
Mounting surface shall be suitable to support the equipment weight: For RD-8132, the equipment weight is
about 37 kg.
Environmental
Humidity can affect the reliability of the equipment. It is recommended to install the equipment in locations
having stable temperature and unrestricted air-flow.
The RD-8132 equipment is designed to operate with an ambient temperature range of -33C to +55C and a
relative humidity 95%. If the direct day light temperature exceeds 40C (104F), a shelter should be
installed to protect the equipment from direct sunlight exposure.
Powering
The power supply unit (PSU) provides power to all modules within the enclosure. The PSU operates at
176~264 / 47~63Hz, or 85~135V/47~63Hz, DC -48V or DC +24V. It is recommended that the PSU operate
on a dedicated AC circuit breaker or fused circuit when VAC is used.
To avoid electromagnetic interference, the RD-8132 should be mounted in locations to minimize interference
from electromagnetic sources, such as high powered equipment.
Grounding Requirement
Verify that the equipment has been well grounded. This includes antennas and all cables connected to the
equipment. Ensure lightning protection for the antennas is properly grounded.
Cable Routing
Four cables entries to the equipment are provided: Two coaxial, one for the mains and one RS-232 cable for
local control with door opened.
Manual Handling
During transportation and installation, take necessary handling precautions to avoid potential physical injury
to the installation personnel and/or damages to the equipment.

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3.2.1 REPEATER INSTALLATION CHECKLIST


Installation Location Requirement

Considerations

Working space available

Ample space on mounting pole or wall surface


Recommended space: 800mm x 800mm x 800mm

There are three power VAC power:


supply options at
176~264 / 47~63Hz
each installation
location:
VAC power:
85~135V/47~63Hz

Power cord length is about 4m. Use a dedicated AC


breaker or fuse circuit, and with good access to an
earthing point.
Power cord length is about 4m. Use a dedicated AC
breaker or fuse circuit, and with good access to an
earthing point.
2

DC -48V

Power cord length is about 4m with CSA of 2.5mm


Range: DC -72V to DC -36V.
The output current should be at least 10A.

DC +24V

Power cord length is about 4m with CSA of 2.5mm


Range: DC +22V to DC +30V.
The output current should be at least 20A.

EMC and interference

Do not locate near large transformers or motors that


may cause electromagnetic interference.

Minimize distance between equipment to DT


and MT antennas

Reduce signal loss in feeder cable

Suitable operating environment

-40C to +55C and maximum 95% relative humidity.


Table 2: Repeater installation checklist

3.2.2 ANTENNA INSTALLATION CONSIDERATION


Installation Location Requirement

Considerations

Locate donor antenna in a site to receive the


Field intensity of receiving site: Typical mobile phone
maximum signal level from the desired BTS and test field intensity -70dBm
orientate antenna to minimize pickup of other
BTS signals.
Orientate the service antenna to point near the
center of intended coverage area
Isolation between donor antenna and service
antenna (I) must be greater than the maximum I > Gmax + 15dB
gain (Gmax) of the repeater in operation
Table 3: Antenna installation checklist

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3.3 INSTALLATION PROCEDURES


3.3.1 GOODS INWARDS INSPECTION
z
z

z
z

Verify the number of packages received against the packing list.


Check all packages for external damage; report any external damage to the shipping courier. If there is
damage, a shipping agent should be present before unpacking and inspecting the contents because
damage during transit is the responsibility of the agent.
Open and check each package against the packing list. If any items are missing, contact Comba.
Do not remove items from anti-static packing until ready for installation. If damage is discovered at the
time of installation, contact the shipping agent.

3.3.2 TOOLS
Refer to Appendix A for a full list of the recommended tools required for installation.

3.3.3 PREPARATION
Repeater:
z
Mounting surface or pole capable of support equipment weight: approximately 37kg.
2
z
Power outlet within about 4m for VAC power supply, or within about 4m with CSA of 2.5mm for VDC
power supply.
z
Terminate unused antenna or RF ports with a 50 ohm terminator.
z
Earthing point/Safety ground within about 4m.
Antenna:
Antenna installation is covered by the respective manual. Take normal precautions when preparing
and handling feeder cables to ensure they are not damaged.

3.3.4 MOUNTING RACK DIMENSION

465

The following figure shows the dimension of mounting rack, which is used for mounting the equipment to
either a wall or on a pole.

14
85
200
400

Figure 4: Mounting rack dimension

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The mounting rack is pre-installed with the equipment during shipment. Follow the following steps to
separate the mounting rack from the equipment before commencing wall or pole mounting:
1.
2.

Unlock the enclosure door and use Allen key to remove all hex socket bolts (M8x25mm) at the corners
of the enclosure to open the door.
Use Allen key to unscrew both recessed hex socket bolts (M8x80mm) at the lower corners of the
enclosure to remove the mounting rack.

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3.3.5 WALL MOUNTING DETAILS


The following describes the mounting of equipment to a wall.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Drill four holes on the wall using the position of four holes on the mounting rack as a guide. Fix the
mounting rack to the wall using four masonry bolts (M10x110mm).
Lift the enclosure and position the two alignment fixtures at the upper corners over the two catches on
the top of the mounting rack.
Tighten the two recessed hex socket bolts (M8x80mm) at the lower corners to secure the enclosure to
the mounting rack.
After local commissioning, close the door, tighten the four hex socket bolts (M8x25mm) at the corners of
the door with the Allen key and lock the door.
Masonry Bolt M10x110
Mounting Rack

Wall

Plain Washer M10


Nut M10

Alignment Fixture

Door lock

Allen key

Recessed Hex socket bolt M8x80


Hex socket bolt M8x25

Figure 5: Wall mounting overview

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3.3.6 POLE MOUNTING DETAILS


The following describes the mounting of equipment to a pole.
1.
2.
3.

The equipment can be mounted on a pole of about 60~75mm in diameter.


Insert and tighten the two U bolts to secure the mounting rack onto the pole.
The remaining installation to secure the enclosure to the mounting rack is identical to wall mounting.
Pole

Mounting Rack

U bolt M10x85x110

Plain Washer M10


Nut M10

Alignment Fixture

Door lock

Allen key

Recessed Hex socket bolt M8x80


Hex socket bolt M8x25

Figure 6: Pole mounting overview

3.3.7 DRIP-LOOP
Comba recommends that every horizontal cable entry to the equipment forms a 'U' before its entry to the
equipment. Water on the cable will drip down at the bottom of the loop and will not accumulate at the
equipment connectors.

3.3.8 EQUIPMENT CONNECTIONS


The equipment has been designed for all cable entries from the bottom of the enclosure. The only exception
is the RS-232 connection, which is located in the distribution board and used to be connected to the OMT for
local commissioning.

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MT ANT

DT ANT

Power

EXT_ALM

Figure 7: Equipment connections


Ground Connection
To ensure safe operation of the product, a ground (earth) connection is required. For single phase AC power
source, the product must be grounded by connecting the earth wire of the power cord to the ground
terminal of the AC supply. For operating this product with DC power system (such as rectifiers), the product
should not be connected to power systems that switch open the return lead because the return lead might
serve as the ground (earth) connection for the equipment.
Protective Ground Connection
2

The enclosure must be grounded securely by connecting a copper wire (CSA 16mm ) to the grounding
terminal on the equipment/rack, and the other end to a protective ground (i.e., building earth point). An
internationally acceptable colour code of the ground connection wire is green/yellow.
Such a ground connection implements the Protective Ground Connection, and must be connected to the
equipment at the designated ground point. In general, do not connect the supply before establishing an
adequate ground (earth) connection.
Service Voltage Connection
The repeater accepts single phase 220VAC (or 110VAC) power. The recommended AC connection is rated
at AC220V (or AC110V), 10A and has three connections to include earth. The power cord has been
pre-wired to the PSU, and is identified by a label AC 220V or AC 110Vor DC +24V or DC -48V adjacent
to the cable gland.
For sites with AC-to-DC power system (e.g. rectifiers), this product could be supplied to work with DC
voltages of -48V or +24V.
2

DC power connection from telecom rectifier is via a wire with CSA of 2.5mm . DC voltage supply is
hard-wired to the rectifier equipment. For planning purposes, allow DC current up to 20A and 10A to be
drawn when powered with +24V and -48V respectively. The wiring to telecom rectifiers is outside the scope
of this document. Please consult and observe the installation guidelines for telecom rectifiers.
Powering option: +24V connectivity
The DC power cable for +24V is colour coded, typically as RED for +24V or Battery and BLUE for 0V or
Return connection.
On the PSU there is a Combicon connector (plug), check the PSU pinout and identify the +24V and 0V pin.
Wire the DC power cable to the +24V and 0V pins. One pair of extra connectors is available for DC +24V
input, and these could be left unconnected.
Powering option: -48V connectivity
The DC power cable for -48V is colour coded, typically as BLUE for -48V or Battery and BLACK for 0V
or Return connections.
On the PSU there is a Combicon connector (plug), check the PSU pinout and identify the -48V and 0V pins.
Wire the DC power cable to the -48V and Return pins. Two pairs of extra connectors are available for DC
-48V input, and these could be left unconnected.
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RF Signal Connection
Connection to donor antenna and service antenna is as follows:
z
Donor antenna cable DT port
z
Service antenna cable MT port
Li-ion Battery Connection
The Li-ion battery-pack provides back-up supply to the MCU board. The in-line connector of the battery pack
is disconnected from the PSU during shipment. During installation, re-connect the in-line connector to
activate the back-up supply to the MCU board.
Caution: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to
the instructions.
OMT Connection
The cable (R-9122C/R-9122AC) is supplied with the equipment for commissioning and local management. It
connects between the serial port of the PC to the RS-232 port (X29) on the distribution board within the
enclosure.
Note: To prevent damage to electronic circuitry, temporarily disconnect the Li-ion battery connection before
making the OMT connection.
EXT_ALM Connection
Four alarm INPUT to RD-8132 are realized on the EXT_ALM port, this is a 7-pin round connector. The
following figure and table shows the pin allocation and definition. Pin numbering are shown looking-into the
connector on the enclosure.
1
3
6

2
4

5
7

Figure 8: Pins allocation for 7-pin EXT_ALM connector


Pin number
Alarm
definition

1
EXT.
Alarm 1

2
3
4
5
EXT.
EXT.
EXT.
GND
Alarm 2
Alarm 3
Alarm 4
Table 4: External alarm signal definition

Reserved

Reserved

These signals are defined as TTL/CMOS level, for RD-8132, the following voltage are valid as EXT_ALM
signals:
Voltage as applied to EXT Alarm pin
Alarm Condition as Seen by the RD-8132
0V to 1.5V
Alarm recognized
3.5V to 5V
No Alarm recognized
Table 5: Voltage applied to EXT Alarm pin
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4 COMMISSIONING
4.1 MCU LED INDICATORS
Three diagnostic LEDs are located on the MCU, each indicates the status of a particular function:
Identifier
H1
H2
H3

Colour
Green
Red
Red

Indication
Operation
Alarm
Modem status

Table 6: MCU LEDs


MCU Initialization
All three diagnostic LEDs of the MCU will flash simultaneously at the same time when power is initially
supplied to the equipment, indicating system self-check. About 60 seconds later, H1 will keep flashing at the
rate of 1 flash/second. H2 will be ON when any alarm occurs. H3 will turn OFF, after successful
initialization of modem; otherwise, it will remain ON and remote commissioning is not available.

Push-button
switch

H1 H2 H3

MCU

Connector to distribution board

Figure 9: Location of MCU and LEDs


On the MCU board, there is a push-button switch (usually yellow) for manual resetting of the equipment
when initialization fails, and/or any abnormal operation occurs, or when the equipment is re-connected to the
OMT after powered off.

4.2 EQUIPMENT POWER-UP


Before applying power, check that the expected voltage, current, and power levels do not violate any ratings.
Double check all connections before applying power. Do not manipulate circuits or make changes when
power is applied.

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4.3 OMT
This section is to be read in conjunction with the OMT document (Ref. 0.6.2).
The equipment can be monitored and controlled by one of two methods.
z
z

OMT software running on a local PC with serial connection to the equipment.


OMC (optional) software with remote connection to the equipment over wireless GSM / CDMA network.

Note: If the items in the OMT window are displayed in grey, these can not be set or monitored.
The OMT software runs on Windows operating system, and is designed for monitoring and maintaining of
Comba repeaters and boosters.
For the RD-8132 repeater, the OMT software can accomplish the following functions:
z
z
z
z

Configures and adjusts the repeaters operating parameters


Displays the repeaters internal operation status.
Displays the input field level and output power.
Downloads MCU firmware for upgrading purpose.

Figure 10: OMT main screen


As the window above shows, the left interface of the OMT screen is equipment information tree area. Click
any tree symbol to collapse the relevant the information, and click on the relevant information tree node to
view the details on the right side of the OMT screen.
The OMT is documented in full and separately in OMT v3.20 Product Manual. (Reference: 0.6.2)

4.3.1 OMT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION


Refer to Reference 0.6.2 for installing OMT software. After installing OMT software on the PC, connection to
the equipment can be done directly or remotely.

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4.3.2 OMT SOFTWARE VERSION


OMT software is designed to be backward compatible, to view the OMT software version, select [Help] ->
[About] in the OMT software main window. The [About] window will pop up.

4.3.3 NON-VOLATILE MEMORY


A non-volatile storage device on the MCU holds the configuration of the equipment, the following information
are preserved in the event of power-loss:
Repeater configuration
Equipment ID
SMS Center Number
Alarm Report (dial-up) Number
Comba OMC inquiry number
Remote communication mode
Operating parameters
Pre-ATT
RF Switch
Carrier Switch
Output Power Low Threshold / Input Power Overload Threshold
Channel No. (Bandwidth setting)
Alarm thresholds
Temperature Threshold
DL VSWR Threshold

4.4 PREPARATION FOR REMOTE CONNECTION OF OMT USING WIRELESS


MODEM
An integrated wireless modem supplied with the equipment provides the option of remote connection of the
equipment by OMT/OMC. The wireless modem implements the link for data and SMS.
The power and data cables have been factory-connected to the wireless modem. One just needs to insert
the SIM card onto the SIM card carrier.
Indicator LED

RS232 port

SIM card
Power port
SIM card carrier

Modem RF output
(SMA connector)
Yellow button

Figure 11: Wireless modem


The operators SIM card must be data-enabled (Circuit Switch Data) and without PIN code. To insert or
replace the SIM card, locate and press down the yellow recessed button to eject the SIM carrier. Insert the
SIM and push-back the carrier until it is latched in place.

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4.5 PHYSICAL CONNECTION OF OMT TO EQUIPMENT


Before running the OMT software, physical connection between OMT software and the equipment must be
made.
Connect the local PC to the equipment using the RS-232 commissioning cable (labeled R-9122C or
R-9122AC) supplied with the equipment. One end connects to the RS-232 port (X18) on the distribution
board within the equipment, and the other to the serial port of the PC.
Power-up the equipment and wait for the initialization process (duration about 60~120s) to complete. At this
stage, the OMT software can be operated to communicate with the equipment by either a direct serial link or
remotely by a wireless modem.
Note: The default settings for the OMT are: baud rate (9600), check bit (None), data bits (8 bits), and stop bit
(1 digit).

4.6 CONNECTION TO OMT


Refer to OMT v3.20 product manual.

4.7 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE


After the equipment is connected locally or remotely, local or remote configuration and surveillance is
possible. Shown in the following table is the monitoring information by OMT and/or OMC.
Local Monitoring Feature

PC via RS232

Remote Data Transfer

Via integrated wireless modem (data or SMS mode),


OMC(Optional)

Local and Remote Controlled Parameters

Channel No. Range, Pre-ATT, RF Switch, Carrier Switch,


Over-Temp Threshold, DL Output Power Low Threshold, DL
Input Power Overload Threshold, DL VSWR Threshold, Alarm
Report Enable

Local and Remote Monitored Parameters

Alarms (UL / DL LNA, Door Open, Li-ion Battery Fault,


Self-Oscillation, UL / DL PA, DL Output Power Low, DL Input
Overload, DC Power Failure, DC Power Fault, Over Temp, DL
VSWR, DL / UL Working Channel PLL, External Alarm), UL/DL
Output Power, DL Input Power

Table 7: Management of the RD-8132

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4.8 DESCRIPTIONS OF PARAMETERS


After successful connection of the OMT to the equipment, equipment parameters can be read and/or set.
Parameters include: Common Information, RF Information, Alarm Information and Properties Information.

4.8.1 COMMON INFORMATION


It includes: System Info and Auto-Read. Different parameter has different interface, which can be displayed
by clicking the nodes in [Equipment Information Tree] in the left of the OMT desktop.
Click the [System Information] node in the [Equipment Information Tree] area to view the system information,
which will be displayed on the right side of the OMT screen, in which the equipment model, equipment site
ID and site sub ID of the accessed equipment will be shown.

Figure 12: System information window


Clicking on [Auto Read] node a window will be shown on the right side of the OMT main screen, in which user
can define which parameters to be read automatically and the time interval for each read operation (Ref
0.6.2).

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4.8.2 RF INFORMATION
It includes: Switch (including Carrier Switch and RF Switch), Channel No., Alarm Threshold, VSWR,
Temperature, Alarm Control, Pre-ATT, Post-ATT, Power, Gain, and Miscellaneous, of which RF Switch and
Alarm Control are generic to the products using Comba proprietary CSP3 protocol and are described in the
OMT product manual (see Ref 0.6.2).
The following table lists the RF parameters and provides parameter description.
Node Name
[Switch]

[Channel No.]
[Pre-ATT]
[Alarm
Threshold]

[Power]

[Gain]

[VSWR]
[Temperature]
[Alarm
Configure]

Description
For the RD-8132, parameter [Switch] includes [RF Switch] and [Carrier Switch]. The
RF switch is to enable/disable the PA output. When user checks and sets non-RF
parameters, such as checking physical antenna connection, switching off will disable
equipment power temporarily to avoid the electro-magnetic emission from the
repeater in operation. And the carrier switch provides flexibility for user to switch
off/on un-desired channel(s).
This is product specific information. Includes UL/DL channel number of all available
channels.
The purpose of adjusting the Pre-ATT is to avoid BTS input power exceeds the
power range and thus to ensure call quality.
Alarm Threshold includes Downlink Output Power Low Threshold, Downlink Input
Power Overload Threshold, Over Temperature Alarm Threshold and Downlink
VSWR Threshold. Users can set alarm threshold according to the specific situation.
If the measured value is lower than the threshold lower limit or more than the
threshold upper limit, the appropriate alarm will be generated.
Power Includes UL/DL Input/ Output power and it is equipment specific. This value
should be within the UL/DL Input/Output Power Threshold, or else, an alarm will be
generated.
A measured value of power can be read directly when equipment signals are
connected. When the measured value is lower than the minimum value, it will be
shown as --, while being higher than the maximum value, it will be shown as ++.
Gain includes Max. Gain, UL/DL Calculative Gain, UL/DL Actual Gain and is equipment
specific.

A measured value of gain can be read directly when equipment signals are
connected. Adjustment to the UL master ATT will make change to the UL gain
accordingly, in this way, the UL and DL routes are balanced with each other and the
UL output noise level is decreased. Therefore, the optimal coverage is achievable.
VSWR includes DL VSWR and is equipment specific. This value should be within the
VSWR threshold, or else, an alarm will be generated.
Refer to equipment temperature and is equipment specific. This value should be
within the Temperature Threshold, or else, an alarm will be generated.
Used to set alarm level and external alarm name that specifies the alarming
information for external alarm.
Table 8: RD-8132 RF parameters description

Click on the [RF Info.] node to view the RF parameters list below the [RF Info.] node. Click on the node of the
specific RF parameter, the selected RF parameter window will be shown on the right side of the OMT
desktop, in which user can read and/or set the parameter values. For example, select [Alarm Threshold],
user can set threshold for the relevant parameters.
Refer to the OMT v3.20 Product Manual for the specific description of other RF Information.
For the RF information, this manual just takes the [Alarm Threshold] and [Switch] windows to illustrate how to
set the RF parameters.

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Alarm Threshold
See the figure Figure 13. For the RD-8132, one can set DL output power low threshold, DL input overload
threshold, over temperature threshold, DL VSWR threshold and monitor battery voltage threshold.
For each threshold setting, min value and max value have been provided. User must set the value within the
setting range.
Clicking the input field in the [setting] column, enter the desired value and then select [Config] button to
activate the setting.

Figure 13: RF information alarm threshold widow


Switch
Click on [Switch] node, on the right side will be shown Carrier Switch and RF Switch. In the [Setting] column,
one can choose to switch on/off the carrier by selecting ON/OFF in the drop down menu, see the following
figure.

Figure 14: Switch configuration window

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The following table provides descriptions of the equipment RF parameters.
Identifier
RF Switch

Application
This refers to the power
supply soft switch. Refer to
OMT V3.20 Product Manual

Setting 1
On' = DC power
supply enabled, and
the frequency
selecting and
amplifying module is
enabled, parameters
of which can be set
and read.
Carrier Switch For channel/band selective
ON = Carrier
repeater, it offers flexibility for enabled.
channel/band selection. For
each channel/band,
customer has the choice to
switch it on or switch it off.
Channel
To configure channel number Channel number of
Number
within GSM band
uplink
Pre-ATT
Adjustment to the operation UL/DL Pre-ATT is
setting
gain for: UL/DL Pre-ATT.
0~30dB.
Setting the upper
If the measured
Over
temperature threshold of PA.
temperature
Temperature The settable range is
reaches the
Alarm
-40~125 degrees Celsius. A
threshold, the alarm
Threshold
measured temperature is
is generated.
shown.
To set DL output power low
threshold. Click [Power] node
If the measured
on the left side of the OMT
DL Output
power value is lower
main screen to view the
Power Low
than the setting,
measured power level.
Threshold
power low alarm will
Customer can set power
be generated.
threshold according to actual
situation.
To set DL input overload
If the measured
threshold. Click [Power] node
power value is
DL Input
on the left side of the OMT
greater than the
Power
main screen to view the
power overload
Overload
measured power level.
setting, a power
Threshold
Customer can set power
overload alarm will
threshold according to actual
be generated.
situation.
If the measured
value is more than
DL VSWR
DL VSWR threshold range is
the threshold, a
threshold
from 1.4 to 2.5.
VSWR alarm is
generated.

Setting 2
Off= no DC
supply to
frequency
selecting and
amplifying
module.

Initial setting
ON

OFF = Carrier
disabled.

ON

Channel number
of downlink
0dB

n/a

80 degrees
celsius

n/a

n/a

n/a

2.0

Table 9: Management RF parameters


Temperature, Power and Gain are read only parameters, showing the measured values.

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4.8.3 ALARM INFORMATION


Alarm information is equipment specific. For the RD-8132, the alarm parameters include Master Alarm,
Channel Alarm and External Alarm. Click on the specific information node to view detailed specific alarm
information in the right interface of the OMT screen.
Up to four external devices can be connected to RD-8132 via the EXT_ALM connector on the enclosure
bottom, when the working status of external devices can be monitored by Comba OMT. Alarm information
will be indicated in the External alarm window. This manual just takes master and channel alarm windows for
illustration.

Figure 15: Master alarm window

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Figure 16: Channel alarm


The alarm is colour-coded to indicate its status and alarm levels. There are four alarm levels: Normal,
Warning, Error, and Critical.
z
z

Green: normal, no alarm is generated


Red: alarm is generated, and in the [Status] column, corresponding alarm level is shown, it could be
Alarm, Warning, Error or Critical.

The following table shows the alarm list for RD-8132 product.
Alarm name
DL / UL LNA Fault Alarm
Door Open Alarm
Li-ion Battery Fault Alarm
DL / UL PA Alarm
DL Input Power Overload Alarm
DL Output Power Low Alarm
AC Power Failure Alarm
DC Power Fault Alarm
Equipment Over-Temperature Alarm
DL VSWR Alarm
DL Working CH PLL1 Alarm
DL Working CH PLL2 Alarm
UL Working CH PLL1 Alarm
UL Working CH PLL2 Alarm
External Alarm 1 to 4
Table 10: Alarm list
Refer to OMT v3.20 Product Manual for the alarm information.

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4.8.4 PROPERTIES INFORMATION


Properties information is equipment specific. The property parameters include: Equipment ID, Firmware Info.,
Equipment Info., Site Location, Comm. Config and Trigger Report. Click on the specific property information
node to view details.
Equipment ID
Click on the [Equipment ID] in the [Equipment Information Tree], the equipment Site ID and Site Sub ID
information will be displayed on the right side of the OMT desktop.

Figure 17: Equipment ID


Firmware Info.
Click on the [Firmware Info.], the MCU firmware information will be displayed. Firmware information includes
detailed product information, such as the information of platform on which the product is developed, the
working frequency, output power, etc., and firmware version number. Currently the firmware version number
is V5.0.90.

Figure 18: Firmware information

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Equipment Info.
Click on the [Equipment Info], the equipment type, equipment model and equipment manufacture serial
number will be displayed. The equipment information cannot be configured.
Site Location
Click on [Site Location] node to view where the equipment is located. It refers to the geographic co-ordinates
provided by the operator during site installation.
Comm. Config
When clicking on the [Comm. Config] node in the [Equipment Information Tree] area, the communication
configuration information as shown in Figure 19 will be displayed on the right of the OMT main screen. The
Comm. Config parameter group includes the following parameters: Checking Control, IP Address, Phone No,
Report Config and SMSC No. Please refer to the standalone OMT v3.20 manual for the details (Ref: 0.6.2).

Figure 19: Communication configuration


Trigger Report
Using OMT v3.20, one can send a [New Site Report] request to the [Report Phone No.] specified in the
window above, which usually is the SIM card number of modem attached to the OMC Server computer. The
[Trigger Report] parameter is used to indicate the status of sending the [New Site Report] request. Status is
classified into: unreported, waiting and reported.
Unreported:
Waiting:
Reported:

No [New Site Report] request is generated or new site report failed


[New Site Report] request is sent out to equipment and is waiting for the OMC response.
The OMC succeeds in sending back Succeed command to the OMT after receiving the
[New Site Report] request.

Refer to OMT v3.20 product manual for detailed information (Ref. 0.6.2).

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4.9 COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES


System commissioning can commence after the monitoring system has completed self initialization. (i.e.,
when MCU LED H3 is off and H1 begin to flash). The commissioning procedure is as follows:
Commissioning Tasks
1. On-line and inquiry
status

2. Set On/off Status /


operating band/ gain

3. Set monitoring system


parameters
4. Set external alarm
parameters

Observation
Activate the RD-8132 Main window. Initialization will complete in about
2 minutes, with MCU H3 is off and H1 flashing.
z
Click Connect button to enquire the repeaters status. Proceed if there
is no alarm; else check the failure and attend to the alarm.
z
Set device ID and alarm report mode.
z
Turn on the Power Supply switch by selecting On, and set site ID,
telephone number and channel number of the repeaters operating
frequency. Adjust the UL/DL Pre-ATT to achieve desired output power.
The factory setting is 0dB, which can be set to an initial value of 30dB.
z
See RF Parameters section.
z

5. Test DL input power and z


align donor antenna
z

6. Measuring power
7. Test DL output power
and adjust DL ATT level
8. Test coverage area field
intensity and adjust
service antenna.

9. Verify UL gain and


ensure test call
produces good voice
quality and there is no
interfering BTS

z
z
z

If external devices are connected to the RD-8132 for management,


external alarm parameters must be enabled within the Alarm
Information area of the OMT main window.
Observe DL input power from measured value. Align the direction of
donor antenna until the DL input power reading is maximized.
Note: To ensure that the measured DL input power is accurate, one
should set the DL ATT to 0 before performing the check.
Check if DL power can satisfy design requirements.
Set the DL ATT to the optimal level to avoid saturating the DL PA or to
satisfy design requirement.
Use test-handset to verify field intensity within the coverage area. If
needed, realign the service antenna to achieve the desired coverage.
Note: If during operation, the equipment gain could not be set to
maximum or the output power is not high enough due to insufficient
donor and service antennas isolation, then the antennas position
should be changed to increase isolation. If the output power is too high
and ALC is activated, then adjust the DL ATT to achieve optimal DL
Gain. It is recommended to overdrive the PA by around 3dB to turn on
ALC feature.
Adjust UL gain and perform test calls. Typically, the UL gain is set
around 10dB less than DL gain. Perform test calls in the coverage area
while adjusting UL gain if required.
Note: If the repeater is near the BTS and the test call performance is
poor, this may be due to UL noise interference to the BTS. Users can
calculate and determine if the repeater UL noise will interfere with the
BTS.
Verify again that there is no unacceptable interference to BTS.
Table 11: Commissioning procedures

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5 OPERATION
Following installation and commissioning, occasional operation tasks to handling alarms may be required:
Alarm condition
AC Power Failure / DC
Power Fault alarms
UL / DL LNA, UL / DL PA,
UL / DL Working CH PLL
alarms
DL Output Power Low / DL
Input Power Overload
alarms
DL VSWR alarms
Equipment
Over-Temperature alarm
Door Open alarm
External Alarm

Diagnosis
Check AC power cable and verify AC mains supply is normal. During
power fault alarm, DC power supply has no output. Check if DC output
power is overload or short-circuited. The PSU could be faulty.
Check power and signal connections of respective modules. If the power
and signal wire connections are OK, then the respective modules may be
faulty. Replace the fault modules and return it to the factory for repair.
Eliminate alarms by correct setting of the DL output power low threshold
and DL input overload threshold. If alarms can not be cleared, check the
equipment.
Check MT antenna system if there is downlink VSWR alarm.
Eliminate alarm by correct setting of temperature threshold. If alarm can
not be cleared, apply climatic protection to the equipment
Close the enclosure door
If either of the external devices connected to the RD-8132 is indicated at
fault, check the external devices according to Table 5.
Table 12: Alarms diagnosis

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6 MAINTENANCE
The RD-8132 repeater offers trouble free operation and generally does not need maintenance.
The equipment operation status can be observed remotely through the OMT / OMC.
Periodic inspection of the repeater is recommended. The recommended tasks include:
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Inspect and record operation status and output power of the repeater from OMC or OMT.
Verify the direction and position of antennas. Realign if necessary.
Ensure the cable gland and sealing on the RF cable connectors are not damaged.
Verify lightning and grounding protection is in good condition.
Verify the state of the Li-ion battery. Deeply discharged battery shall be return to Comba for
replacement.

To check the state of the Li-ion battery, switch off AC / DC mains supply after operating for 24-hours.
Measure the voltage of Li-ion battery and if it drops below 16V within one hour, the Li-ion battery has
been over-discharged and replacement is necessary.

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7 APPENDICES
7.1 APPENDIX A: TOOLS
The following are the recommended list of tools for new installation and routine maintenance.
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Slotted screwdriver
Philips screwdriver
Electrically operated drill and masonry drill bit for 10 masonry bolts
Anti-static wrist strap
Assorted Ring Spanner
Allen key (M5.5)
Side cutter
RF power meter (e.g. Bird 5000)

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7.2 APPENDIX B: CHANNEL NUMBER AND FREQUENCY TABLE


Channel
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168

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UL Freq.
(MHz)
824.200
824.400
824.600
824.800
825.000
825.200
825.400
825.600
825.800
826.000
826.200
826.400
826.600
826.800
827.000
827.200
827.400
827.600
827.800
828.000
828.200
828.400
828.600
828.800
829.000
829.200
829.400
829.600
829.800
830.000
830.200
830.400
830.600
830.800
831.000
831.200
831.400
831.600
831.800
832.000
832.200

DL Freq.
(MHz)
869.200
869.400
869.600
869.800
870.000
870.200
870.400
870.600
870.800
871.000
871.200
871.400
871.600
871.800
872.000
872.200
872.400
872.600
872.800
873.000
873.200
873.400
873.600
873.800
874.000
874.200
874.400
874.600
874.800
875.000
875.200
875.400
875.600
875.800
876.000
876.200
876.400
876.600
876.800
877.000
877.200

Channel
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209

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UL Freq.
(MHz)
832.400
832.600
832.800
833.000
833.200
833.400
833.600
833.800
834.000
834.200
834.400
834.600
834.800
835.000
835.200
835.400
835.600
835.800
836.000
836.200
836.400
836.600
836.800
837.000
837.200
837.400
837.600
837.800
838.000
838.200
838.400
838.600
838.800
839.000
839.200
839.400
839.600
839.800
840.000
840.200
840.400

DL Freq.
(MHz)
877.400
877.600
877.800
878.000
878.200
878.400
878.600
878.800
879.000
879.200
879.400
879.600
879.800
880.000
880.200
880.400
880.600
880.800
881.000
881.200
881.400
881.600
881.800
882.000
882.200
882.400
882.600
882.800
883.000
883.200
883.400
883.600
883.800
884.000
884.200
884.400
884.600
884.800
885.000
885.200
885.400

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Channel
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230

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UL Freq.
(MHz)
840.600
840.800
841.000
841.200
841.400
841.600
841.800
842.000
842.200
842.400
842.600
842.800
843.000
843.200
843.400
843.600
843.800
844.000
844.200
844.400
844.600

DL Freq.
(MHz)
885.600
885.800
886.000
886.200
886.400
886.600
886.800
887.000
887.200
887.400
887.600
887.800
888.000
888.200
888.400
888.600
888.800
889.000
889.200
889.400
889.600

Channel
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251

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UL Freq.
(MHz)
844.800
845.000
845.200
845.400
845.600
845.800
846.000
846.200
846.400
846.600
846.800
847.000
847.200
847.400
847.600
847.800
848.000
848.200
848.400
848.600
848.800

DL Freq.
(MHz)
889.800
890.000
890.200
890.400
890.600
890.800
891.000
891.200
891.400
891.600
891.800
892.000
892.200
892.400
892.600
892.800
893.000
893.200
893.400
893.600
893.800

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7.3 APPENDIX C: RMA (RETURN MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION) FORM

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