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GDC-002/59

Installation &
Cabling Manual
Edition 1.0
Confidential

INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS, 2011. All rights reserved.


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Table of Contents
1.

Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3
About this Document ...............................................................................................................3
Declaration of Conformity........................................................................................................4
Equipment Disposal.................................................................................................................5
Safety Precautions...................................................................................................................6
Transportation & Storage Information .....................................................................................7

2.

Preliminary Information ........................................................................................................ 8


Installation Overview................................................................................................................9
Order Information...................................................................................................................12
Tools, Kits & Accessories......................................................................................................14
Site Prerequisites...................................................................................................................19

3.

Unpacking / Checking the Delivered Equipment ............................................................. 22

4.

Installation Instructions ...................................................................................................... 25


Installing the Mounting Bracket .............................................................................................27
Preparing BRB .......................................................................................................................32
Installing BRB ........................................................................................................................33
Grounding the BRB................................................................................................................36
Preparing the Coaxial Cable..................................................................................................37
Connecting the Cables to the BRB........................................................................................44
Fastening Cables ...................................................................................................................49

Glossary ....................................................................................................................................... 50
Appendix: Site Survey Form...................................................................................................... 52

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WiBAS BRB 10.5 Installation Manual

1. Introduction
About this Document

Objective

The purpose of this document is to provide detailed installation and cabling


instructions on the proper installation of a single WiBAS Base station Radio
Box BRB 10.5 GHz (corresponding to one WiBAS-C sector).

Target
audience

This document is intended for technical personnel (installers) with experience


in the installation and assembly of outdoor radio equipment, on the buildings
roofs, and especially on masts or towers.
The installers must also have experience in carrying out antenna alignment
works, by using the appropriate tools (compass, inclinometer, etc.) and the
required site information (geographical co-ordinates, etc.).
Further, it is recommended that the installers are familiarized with the
dangerous conditions that may exist during the installation of telecom
equipment in outdoor environments and on high buildings or structures.

Document
Conventions

This document applies the following conventions:

This symbol means DANGER. The purpose of this symbol is to


warn you that any wrong action can cause bodily injury or even
death.
This symbol means CAUTION. The purpose of this symbol is to
prevent you from performing an action that might result in
damage of the equipment.
NOTE

Contact
information

A note calls your attention to important supplementary


information.

INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS


19.7 km Markopoulou Ave., Peania, Athens, GR-19002
Tel. (+30) 210 667 1000, Fax: (+30) 210 667 1001
http://www.intracom-telecom.com

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Declaration of Conformity

Hereby, INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS declares that the WiBAS


system is in compliance with the essential requirements of the R & TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC.
For further information about the relevant Declaration of Conformity, please
visit our website at http://emc.intracom.gr

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Equipment Disposal

Disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment (applicable through the


European Union and other European countries with separate waste collection
systems).
This symbol, found on this product and any of its parts or on its operating
instructions or on its packaging, indicates that electrical and electronic equipment
may not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Instead, this product should
be handed over to applicable collection points for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
By ensuring the correct disposal of this product, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences to the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate disposal of this product.
By recycling, reusing and other forms of recovery of old electrical and electronic
equipment you are making an important contribution to the conservation of natural
resources and to the protection of the environment.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local
municipal authorities, municipal waste disposal service or the store where you
purchased this product.

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Safety Precautions

WORKING ON THE BUILDINGS ROOF


During stormy weather, do not perform any mechanical assembly or
antenna beaming works on the buildings roof.
The metal structure of towers/ masts is prone to lightning.

PLUGGING/ UNPLUGGING COAXIAL CONNECTORS


Never plug (or unplug) the connector of the coaxial IF cables from the
outdoor transceiver boxes (BRBs), when the respective indoor equipment
is powered on and operating.
There is risk of equipment failure and/ or electrical shock, as the IF cable carries
the DC operating voltage (-48 V) for the outdoor transceiver.
Before plugging or unplugging the IF cable in/ from the BRB box, you must first
extract or shut down the respective interconnected indoor unit.

PROPER GROUNDING
Ensure the effectiveness of the construction of the grounding system
before powering up the WiBAS equipment at the Base Station.
In case of inappropriate grounding system, there is risk of equipment failure and/
or electrical shock.
Ensure that the outdoor grounding system measures a path resistance of < 3 .

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Transportation & Storage Information

Transportation

WiBAS equipment conforms to the following standard:


ETSI EN 300 019-2-2 V2.1.2: 1999, Class 2.2 Careful Transportation.
The following excerpt from this standard concerns the extreme environmental
conditions:
Description

Storage

Specification

Temperature Range

-33 oC to +70 oC

Relative Humidity (RH)

95 %, non-condensing (at +30 oC)

Free Fall

Not allowed

Solar Radiation

1120 W/ m2

Rate of Temperature Change

1 oC/ min.

WiBAS equipment conforms to the following standard:


ETSI EN 300 019-2-1 V2.1.2: 2000, Class 1.1 Weather protected, partly
temperature-controlled storage locations.
The following excerpt from this standard concerns the extreme environmental
conditions:
Description

Specification

Temperature Range

-33 oC to +55 oC

Relative Humidity (RH)

95 %, non-condensing (at +33 oC)

Solar Radiation

700 W/ m2

Rate of Temperature Change

0.5 oC/ min.

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2. Preliminary Information

Introduction

This section includes the following preliminary information:


#

Information

Refer to
Page

Overview of WiBAS outdoor installation.

Equipment order information.

12

Lists of required tools, kits & accessories.

14

Site prerequisites (prior to installation).

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Installation Overview

WiBAS Base
Station
overview

The following schematic depicts the typical installation of a WiBAS Base


Station composed of indoor and outdoor equipment:

Continued on next page

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Installation Overview, Continued

Space
requirements
(pole installation)

(Shown below: standalone BRB)

Continued on next page

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Installation Overview, Continued

BRB electrical
connections

Receptacle

Description

N-Type receptacle, female, for connecting the BRB BRA


interconnection cable coming from the BRA.
F-Type receptacle, female, for connecting the coaxial cable
coming from the respective sector unit.
Grounding (GND) point, for connecting the BRB to the
nearby grounding system.

2
3

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Order Information

Radio boxes
(BRB)

(Front)
Order Code

(Back)
Definition

Weight
(kg), Net

Channel frequency pair, L for low and H


for high
Channel size:

BRB-10-XY
Y

W for Wide width (7 MHz or 14 MHz)


U for Ultra width (14 MHz or 28 MHz)

NOTE

For information about the available sub-bands and channels,


refer to the WiBAS Product Catalog available by Intracom
Telecom.
Continued on next page

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Order Information, Continued

BS Antennas at
10.5 GHz

Order Code

BRA-1090V

BRA-1090H

BRA-1060V

BRA-1060H

Photo

10.5 GHz to 10.65 GHz

Operating Band
Sectoral 90

Sectoral 90

Sectoral 60

Sectoral 60

Gain (min.)

16 dBi

15 dBi

17 dBi

17 dBi

Polarization

Type

Input Flange

N-Type, female

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Tools, Kits & Accessories

Introduction

Installation
tools

This section lists and describes the tools, kits and coaxial cables &
connectors required for the installation of the outdoor WiBAS equipment.

Tool

Description

Ratchet spanners R.19, R.14, R.13 and R.11


(straight-type).

Screwdriver PH3.

Cable cutter.

High-accuracy compass.

Digital inclinometer.

Drilling machine fitted with 8 mm masonry


drill bit optional.
(To be used only when the BRB is to be
mounted on a wall surface).

Continued on next page

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Tools, Kits & Accessories, Continued

Cable
termination
tools

For RG-11 Cables:


Tool

Description
Termination tool.

Stripping tool.

Crimping tool.

Continued on next page

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Tools, Kits & Accessories, Continued

BRB-INST Kit

It is used for the installation of a Base Station Outdoor Unit. One kit is
required per Base Station sector (available by Intracom Telecom):

a/a

Item

Description

Cable 16 mm2
20 m grounding cable to connect the BRB onto the
(Green/ Yellow) outdoor grounding bar.

Insulating tape

For electrical insulation purposes.

Outdoor use
rubber tape

To apply around the BRB coaxial input termination.

Cable ties (two


colors, various
sizes)

To fasten the coaxial and grounding cables.

Screws/ Nuts
(x2)

To install the grounding cables (item 1) on the


remotely-located grounding bar.

Ring terminals
(two types)

To terminate the grounding cables.

Cable clamp

To electrically connect two grounding cable lengths


(item 1) together.

The white ties are for indoor use and the black ties
for outdoor use.

Continued on next page

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Tools, Kits & Accessories, Continued

BRB-INST-OPT
installation kit

(Available by Intracom Telecom optional installation kit for 2.3 to 4 poles).

OK

Item

Description

Qty

Hose clamps with tightening screws two types available


(for 2.3 to 4 mast diameter).

Bracket (mating with BRBs mounting bracket).

M8x25 hex-headed screw, stainless.

M8 washers (DIN125A), stainless.

Nut M8 (DIN934), stainless.

4
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Tools, Kits & Accessories, Continued

Coaxial and
interconnection
cables,
connectors

Material

Description
RG-11 coaxial cable 75 .
Used for interconnecting the BRB with the
indoor unit (distance up to 150 m).

F-Type connector for RG-11 cable termination


(BRB side).
Available by Intracom Telecom.

Interconnection cable 1.50 m used for


interconnecting the BRB with the BRA. It is a
semi-flexible cable terminated to male, NType connectors at both ends.
Available by Intracom Telecom

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Site Prerequisites

Introduction

This section discusses all the prerequisites prior to installing the Base Station
outdoor equipment. (see Appendix for Site Survey Form)

Site
information

Premises information

Site details (address, contact persons, GPS and/or map co-ordinates, etc.)
Site access and storage information (means of transport, equipment
storage, etc.)
Site location maps
Network planning Site survey information

Geographical positions of the BS site


Rain zone
Beaming data for sector antennas
Polarization of the antennas
Height of all buildings at the installation premises
Rooftop information (height, status, access, dimensions, layout, etc.)
Information about pre-existing outdoor equipment
Available mounting space (on the buildings roofs) to reserve for the
installation of the outdoor equipment
Site-specific information

Mechanical specifications of masts/ towers (type, dimensions/ diameter,


material, exterior finishing, etc.)
Location of appropriate grounding points for outdoor radios
Location of cable conduits available for routing the coaxial cables
(interconnecting the indoor with the outdoor equipment)
Total length of the coaxial IF cables required to interconnect the indoor with
the outdoor equipment
BS configuration data (number of sectors, redundancy of units, etc.)
Continued on next page

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Site Prerequisites, Continued

Outdoor
grounding
system

A dedicated, low-resistance grounding system (typically < 3 ) is required.


A grounding point (designated GND) should be located close to the mounting
position of the BRB radio boxes.
Each BRB will be connected to this grounding point, via the supplied
grounding cable. This will provide protection of the equipment against
harmful lightning conditions.

Coaxial cables

The coaxial cables, connecting the indoor units with the outdoor BRB boxes,
should be of coaxial 75-ohm type.
The maximum length of these cables depends on their quality and the
degradation that they impose to the IF signal.
Typical lengths are 145 m, using low-loss coaxial cable (RG-11)
NOTE

Proximity to
GSM (2G / 3G)
installations

Under no circumstance should the total attenuation (imposed by


the coaxial cable itself) exceed 15 dB.

GSM Cables:
The WiBAS coaxial cables must be spaced from neighboring GSM cables
and antennas for at least 30cm. This guideline mainly refers to the RG-6
cable, of which the screening effectiveness may severely be deteriorated if
not properly rolled out. Therefore, the use of RG-11 type is highly
recommended.
As a general rule, the close proximity with the GSM cables should be
avoided (wherever this is possible). The more distance the WiBAS cables
are running in parallel with the GSM cables, the higher the amount of
interference that will be collected.
The cable must be in good condition, without any visible breakings or
deterioration and properly terminated, as instructed in this manual.
Also, extra care must be taken during the cable unrolling from the bin, as
accidental twists may affect cables performance.
GSM Antennas:
When WiBAS and GSM equipment is to be collocated, BRB must be
installed on the same pole / mast, below or above the neighboring GSM
antennas and at a distance no less than 4 m.
If a different pole / mast is the only option, then the BRB should be installed
in such a way that it is located outside the -20 dB radiation pattern of all
neighboring 2G / 3G antennas, with a minimum horizontal distance of 4 m
between the pole (where the BRB and the BRA are installed) and the poles
accommodating GSM antennas.
Continued on next page

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Site Prerequisites, Continued

Premises
requirements

The outdoor equipment, inclusive of the BRBs, should be mounted on a


mast or on a tower.
The mast, onto which a BRB system is to be mounted, should be perfectly
perpendicular to allow correct alignment of the antenna.
For wall mounting installation:
The wall-mounting surface should be cement or brick masonry.
The holes, required for inserting the wall plugs (upats), should be drilled
at positions where no built-in cables are running.
Each antenna should point toward the covered geographical sector,
according to the planned co-ordinates. No obstacles should exist within the
antennas beaming lobes.
Access to the installation premises must be facilitated during the installation
period.
The roof must be engineered to bear the weight of the service personnel
and the outdoor equipment.
Appropriate cable conduits should exist for the routing of installed cables,
inclusive of the coaxial IF cable(s) connecting the indoor equipment with
the outdoor BRB boxes on the buildings roof.

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3. Unpacking / Checking the Delivered Equipment

Introduction

This section describes the contents of the delivered WiBAS Base Station
equipment packaging.

NOTE

NOTE

NOTE

For all the equipment delivered onsite, it is highly recommended


to note down the serial numbers (S/N) and the models, and keep
them for future reference.
Do not throw away the packages and the associated packing
material of the delivered items. These should be stored in a safe
place and kept in good condition for future re-use.
The BRB BRA interconnection cable is not included in the
BRBs package contents. Make sure that you have one available
prior beginning the installation. Refer to Chapter Tools, Kits &
Accessories, page 14
Continued on next page

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Unpacking / Checking the Delivered Equipment, Continued

BRB packaging

Excluding the BS Radio Box itself, each BRB packaging includes

Item

Description

BRBs mounting bracket with U-bolts mast fasteners attached.

Heat-shrinkable tubing.

M8 bolts (x2) for mounting brackets back-to-back on a mast.

BRB grounding cable (factory pre-terminated).

Cable ties (black, x2) for securing coaxial and grounding cables
on the mast.
Continued on next page

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Unpacking / Checking the Delivered Equipment, Continued

BRB labels

(On the side of BRB).


1

Item

24

Description

Minimum and maximum operating frequencies that can be used


for radio transmission & reception.

Radio box type BRB (Base station).

Operating band (10.5 GHz).

Channel frequency pair High (H) or Low (L) and Channel width
(W) (7/14MHz) or (U) (14/28MHz), e.g. BRB - 10-HW, means a
BRB operating at the 10.5 GHz, High, while the available
channel sizes are 7 / 14 MHz.

Polarization Vertical (V) Horizontal (H)

CCC mark (for Russia).

CE mark (for European countries).

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4. Installation Instructions

Introduction

This section provides detailed instructions on the outdoor installation of the


BRB radio box and associated components.
The whole installation procedure for a single BRB system can be carried out
by one man and requires approx. 15 min.

Tightening
torques

The following table gives the maximum tightening torques that must be
applied for a safe and secure BRB installation:
Exceeding these values may result in breakages or damages to
equipment. If possible, use appropriate tools of adjustable
tightening torque, especially for points 3, 5 & 6.

Point

Description

Mechanical
Fixing

Tool Required

Bracket fastening
points.

M8 bolts (x2)

Ratchet spanner
R.13

20 Nm

Elevation retention
points.

M8 bolts (x2)

Ratchet spanner
R.13

20 Nm

Grounding point.

M4 screw

Screwdriver PH3

2 Nm

U-bolt fastening
points.

M8 nuts (x4)

Ratchet spanner
R.13

15 Nm

Coaxial input 75
(RG-11).

F-Type

Ratchet spanner:
R.14

BRB BRA
interconnection cable

N-Type

Ratchet spanner:
R.19

Maximum
Torque

4.4 Nm
1.1 Nm

Continued on next page

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Installation Instructions, Continued

Procedures

The order of installation works to carry out onsite is as follows:


#

26

Procedure

Refer to
Page

Installing the mounting bracket.

27

Preparing BRB

32

Installing BRB

33

Grounding the BRB

36

Preparing the Coaxial Cable

37

Connecting the Cables to the BRB

44

Fastening Cables (Pole Mounting)

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Installing the Mounting Bracket

Introduction

The mounting bracket (supplied) is used for supporting one standalone BRB
radio box, on a wall or mast. This bracket is installed first, prior to the
installation of the BRB.

Installation
options

The mounting bracket can be installed on a pole / mast:


Installation Option

Comments

Pole / mast of diameter from 48mm


to 58mm (1.9 D 2.3)

Standalone BRB.

Pole / mast of diameter from 48mm


to 58mm (1.9 D 2.3)

Two BRBs back-to-back (using


item 3 (refer to 22 ) Screws,
M8x90, DIN931,A2).

Pole / mast of diameter from 58mm


to 101mm 2.3< D 4.0

Standalone BRB (using the


optional adaptation kit).
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Installing the Mounting Bracket, Continued

Preparation

The mounting bracket should coarsely point toward the right direction before
it is fixed on the pole/ mast. This ensures that no re-installation of the
mounting bracket will be needed.
An appropriate method is to install the mounting bracket so that its cantilever
(1) is perpendicular to the supporting plate (2) and is also pointing toward
the center of the azimuth angle of the respective geographical sector, as
shown below:

2
1

Sector
area

Azimuth
axis

Continued on next page

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Installing the Mounting Bracket, Continued

Mounting
procedure, pole
(1.9 D 2.3 )
standalone
(Option #1)

To install the mounting bracket on a pole/ mast of diameter 1.9 D 2.3,


proceed as follows:
Step

Action

See the following schematic depicting the mounting procedure and


the list at the bottom with the (supplied) accessories required to
install the mounting bracket on the pole / mast.
Center the mounting bracket (2) at the chosen height on the pole/
mast and with the R.13 spanner fully tighten the four nuts (5)
symmetrically to avoid bracket displacement.

4 3

1
1

5
4
3
2

Item

Description

Qty

U-bolts

Mounting bracket

Washer M8 DIN 125

Grover M8 DIN 125A

Nut M8 DIN 934

End of procedure.
Continued on next page

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Installing the Mounting Bracket, Continued

Mounting
procedure, pole
(1.9 D 2.3 )
back-to-back
(Option #2)

To install two mounting brackets back-to-back on a pole / mast (for back-toback installation of a pair of BRBs), proceed as follows:
Step

Action

See the following schematic depicting the mounting procedure and


the list at the bottom with the accessories required to install the two
mounting brackets on the pole/ mast (1).
2
1

3
4

(Items 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are not supplied).


Item
2
3
4
5
6
2
3

Description
Mounting bracket
Nut M8, DIN 934
Grover M8, DIN 125A
Washer M8, DIN 125
Bolt M8 x 90, hex-headed, DIN 931

Qty
2
4
4
4
4

For easy mounting, pre-assemble the whole construction before


installing it on the pole/ mast.
Center the mounting brackets (2) at the chosen height on the pole/
mast and with the R.13 spanner fully tighten the four nuts (3)
symmetrically to avoid displacement of mounting brackets.

End of procedure.
Continued on next page

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Installing the Mounting Bracket, Continued

Mounting
procedure, pole
(2.3 < D 4.0 )
(Option #3)

The following schematic depicts how to install the mounting bracket on a


mast of diameter 2.3< D 4.0, using the following installation kit:

BRB-INST-OPT (supplied as option)

During the tightening of the four screws (see schematic below, item 3),
apply a final torque of 15 Nm.

2
3
Mounting
bracket

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Preparing BRB
Introduction

This procedure concerns the preparation of BRB radio box prior to its
assembly and positioning.

Procedure

Step
4

Action
Using the R.13 spanner, install the BRB handle (2) and the
mounting bracket bolts (3) in the appropriate BRB positions:

3
4
5

Item
1

Transportation handle.

Long bolts (supplied) that will be used for fastening the


TRBi/ TRB onto the mounting bracket.

Receptacle to connect the grounding cable.

Receptacle to connect the coaxial cable.

Receptacle to connect the TRB TRA interconnection


cable (TRB radio box only).

End of procedure.

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Installing BRB

Introduction

This procedure concerns the installation of BRB onto the prior-installed


mounting bracket. The instructions given here in after show the pole
mounting installation.

Beware not to install the BRB unit with the IF and RF


connection receptacles facing upwards.
In case of rain there is a possibility that water may enter the radio
box.
Always install the BRB box with the IF and RF connectors facing
downwards.

Procedure

To carry out the installation of the BRB onto the mounting bracket, proceed
as follows:
Step

Action

Using the R.13 spanner, unscrew the two M8 bolts / grovers /


washers located at the side of BRB.

Hold the R and re-install the two M8 bolts / grovers / washers,


as shown below:

Tighten both bolts to secure the BRB in place. Apply a final


torque of 20 Nm.

End of procedure.
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Installing BRB, Continued


Two BRBs
(back-to-back)

The following schematic depicts two BRBs mounted back-to-back on a pole /


mast:

BRB #1

BRB #2

Continued on next page

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Installing BRB, Continued


Space-saving
four-sectored
BRS solution

The following schematic depicts a four-sectored BRS arranged in a rightangled (90o) fashion. This solution is composed of four BRB systems
installed back-to-back (BRB #1 / BRB #3 and BRB #2 / BRB #4) to occupy
minimum height on the pole / mast, and when space is at a premium.
BRB #2

BRB #3

BRB #1

BRB #4

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Grounding the BRB

Introduction

Procedure

This procedure concerns the connection of the BRB to a low-resistance


grounding system (< 3 ), as required for outdoor radio installations.

Step
1

Action
Pick up the supplied grounding cable found in the packaging of
BRB. This cable is factory pre-terminated.
NOTE

The square terminal of the grounding cable will be


installed on the BRB.

he grounding point onto the BRB is shown below :

Using the screwdriver PH3, unscrew from this position the M4 x 8


screw and its two grovers

In the M4 x 8 screw (2), pass the first M4 grover (3), then the
square terminal (4) of the grounding cable, then the second M4
grover (3).
2

Re-place and fully tighten the M4 x 8 screw to secure the


grounding cable on the BRB box. Apply a maximum tightening
torque of 2 Nm.

Make use of the BRB-INST installation kit (refer to page 16),


items 1, 5, 6 and 7, to properly terminate and install the other end
of the grounding cable onto the towers grounding terminal.

End of procedure.

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable

Introduction

This section concerns the termination of the coaxial 75 cable (RG-11) at


the BRB side. This cable will be used for interconnecting the BRB with the
indoor WiBAS Base Station unit.

RG-11
termination
procedure

To terminate the RG-11 coaxial cable, proceed as follows:


Step

Action

Insert the coaxial cable into the stripping tool as shown below
(lettering on tool face toward the incoming cable):

Cables end should protrude 1 mm (approx.) out of the tool:

1 mm
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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued


RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

With your finger, rotate the tool around cable end, clockwise and
several times. Stop when you feel that resistance during rotation
is weakened.

Pull out the tool as shown below:

Outer sheath, braid, aluminum foil and inner insulation have now
been removed. Cable end is ready to be terminated:

Continued on next page

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued

RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

Flare and evenly fold braid back and over the cable sheath.
DO NOT remove the exposed aluminum foil.

Tighten the F-type connector (for RG-11 coaxial cable) into the
mating head of the RG-11 termination tool.

Spot the see-through hole on the tool. It will be used for checking
proper termination later.

Continued on next page

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued

RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

Insert and push the end of the coaxial cable into the F-type
connector.

10

Hold the tool and cable as shown below.


Rotate the tool head several turns, and simultaneously push the
cable into the tool.

Continued on next page

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued

RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

11

Stop rotating when the connectors center pin is visible from the
see-through hole:

12

Unscrew and remove the connector from the tool. The


connectors center pin is now clearly visible from the side:

13

Open the handles of the RG-11 crimping tool and select the big
RG-11 head (this should face upward):

Continued on next page

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued

RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

14

Install the F-type connector into the tools head. Then, fully close
the tools handles:

15

Cable termination is now complete. The connector should look


like below:

Continued on next page

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Preparing the Coaxial Cable, Continued


RG-11
termination
procedure
(continued)

Step
16

Action
For maximum protection, it is recommended to use appropriate
type of heat shrinkable tubing (for outdoor use).
NOTE

The piece of tubing should be worn over the


connector, covering its ring entirely, and also two or
three centimeters of cables jacket (close to
connector), as shown in the right photo below.
Finally, shrink the tubing using a hot air blower.
Before

After

End of procedure.

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Connecting the Cables to the BRB

Prerequisite

The BRA antenna should be located on the same pole with the BRB box.
The latter should be spaced from the BRA no more than 1.20m and should
always have a Minimum Bend Radius (MBR) of 30mm.

Introduction

This section concerns the installation of the terminated cables, coaxial and
BRB BRA interconnection cables, onto the BRB.
NOTE

After completing the termination and installation of the coaxial


cable at the Base Station, it is strongly recommended to place
appropriate adhesive labels at both ends of the cable, for easy
identification of the assigned sector at any time.
Continued on next page

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Connecting the Cables to the BRB, Continued

Procedure

To install the terminated coaxial cable (RG-11) onto the BRB, proceed as
follows:
Step

Action

Using the appropriate ratchet spanner(1), install the F-type


connector of the terminated coaxial cable onto the BRBs mating
F-type receptacle. To locate, refer to picture on page 25.
Apply a maximum tightening torque of 4.4 Nm.
The other end of the cable would be connected to the WiBAS
indoor system.

NOTE

The BRA-BRB interconnection cable is


terminated to a male N-Type connector at
both ends.

Using the appropriate ratchet spanner(2), install the N-Type


connector of the BRB BRA interconnection cable onto the
BRBs mating N-Type receptacle (see photo below).
Apply a maximum tightening torque of 1.1 Nm.
Connect the other end of the cable to the mating N-Type
receptor on the BRA.

Continued on next page

(1)

R.14.

(2)

R.19

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Connecting the Cables to the BRB, Continued


Procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

Use electrical tape (see Tools, Kits & Accessories page 16 item
2) and wrap around the entire area around the termination.
Tightly apply sufficient length of tape.

Wrap the whole connector until is totally covered.

Continued on next page

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Connecting the Cables to the BRB, Continued


Procedure
(continued)

Step

Action

Use the rubber-tape (see Tools, Kits & Accessories page 16 item
3) and cover the entire termination area over the applied
electrical tape.
NOTE

It is advised to use a small screwdriver in order


to keep the rubber tape always stretched.

Continued on next page

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Connecting the Cables to the BRB, Continued


Procedure
(continued)

Step
6

Action
Finally, apply a second layer of electrical tape to complete the
protection of the connection.

To insulate the N-Type connector of the BRB - BRA


interconnection cable at both ends (i.e onto the BRB and the
BRA), precede following the steps 3 to 6 of the previouslydescribed procedure.
End of procedure.

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Fastening Cables

Introduction
NOTE

Prior of fastening the cables on the pole, you should have


installed the BRA on the pole according to the instructions
supplied with the BRA.

This procedure concerns the fastening of cables when BRB and BRA are
installed on a pole / mast.

Procedure

Step

Action

Neatly arrange the coaxial cable (1), the grounding cable (2) and
the BRB-BRA interconnection cable (3) as shown below, always
maintaining a safe radius for the coaxial cable during
bending:

Secure both cables on the pole with cable ties (4) found in the
packaging of BRB.

End of procedure.

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Glossary

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BRB

Base station Radio Box.

BRA

Base station Radio Antenna.

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Appendix: Site Survey Form

In the next pages, the Site Survey form is given, with which all the necessary
site information will be documented to be used for the WiBAS Base Station
installation.

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TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

Site Name:
Location:

Site Photo

Surveyed Date :
Surveyed By :

Checked & Approved by (Customer):


Signature
Department
Name
Date
Subcontractor:
Signature
Department
Name
Date

Latitude :
Longtitude :
Address :

Alt :

Bearing (Deg.) :

Site name:
Location:

Contents

1. Site Information
2. Site Configuration
3. ExistingTransmission Equipment
4. Proposed Transmission Equipment
5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views
6. Proposed Transmission Equipment location Layout Diagram
7. Obstacle Polar Diagram

1. Site Information
Site Name:
Location:
Contact for Site Access
Surveyed Date:
Surveyed By:
Contact Number:
Type of Site:
Type of Building:
Height of Building (m.a.g.l):
Type of Tower / Mast:
Tower / Mast Height (m.a.g.l.):
Transmission Location:
Lattitude:
Longtitude:
Alt:
Address:

Sector A:
Sector B:
Sector C:
Sector D:

Geographical coordinates

2. Site Configuration
Base Station Name
DC Breakers 10A (2 pieces)
DC Power Supply 48VDC
Length of DC power cable (IDU to rectifier)
IF Cable Entry Point
IDU to Power Distribution Panel Cable Tray (length in
meters)
IDU to to Network Backbone (Cisco Switch) cable tray
(length in meters)

Ok, New Braker, New Distribution Box


Yes or No

2 runs X
11mm x 4 cables

Free Entry, Partially Free Entry, No Entry

If new required
If new required

Rack 19'' (1U Subrack & 1 U Above and Below )


Length of Indoor 16mm grounding cable

Possible Values

Ok (Existing Rack), New Rack


if new RACK required

Length to Network Backbone (Cisco Switch)

2 runs X

Grounding System Status


Grounding System Quality
Lightning System Status
Lightning System Quality

Existing, Not existing.


Good, Average, Poor.
Existing, not existing.
Good, Average, Poor.

Base Station Sector 1


Sector Name
Number of Radio Links
Band
Sub-band
Sector Azimuth
ODU Mounting Method

1+0, 1+1
10,5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz

N
C

For TOWER site

New Mounting

Yes or No for sharing

Mounting Position

Tower (LEG A, B, C, D) or
Minimast or Lamp Pole or Unipole or Monopole

Rooftop Mounting

Wall mount boom or Tripod or Bipod

Tube Diameter

48 mm, 90mm, 114mm

Antenna Type
Height of the Antenna (AGL) (from ground level to the
proposed ANTENNA boom)

External 90 degrees.

Antenna Boom

New Antenna Boom, Existing Boom.

IDU to ODU Cable Tray, IF cable (length in meters)


Length of IF cable (IDU to ODU)

If new required

Length of Outdoor 16mm grounding cable

1 runs X (1+0)

1 runs X (1+0)

Base Station Sector 2


Sector Name
Number of Radio Links
Band
Sub-band
Sector Azimuth
ODU Mounting Method
N
C

1+0, 1+1
10,5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz

New Mounting

Yes or No for sharing

Mounting Position

Tower (LEG A, B, C, D) or
Minimast or Lamp Pole or Unipole or Monopole

For TOWER site

Rooftop Mounting

Wall mount boom or Tripod or Bipod

Tube Diameter

48 mm, 90mm, 114mm

Antenna Type
Height of the Antenna (AGL) (from ground level to the
proposed ANTENNA boom)

External 90 degrees.

Antenna Boom

New Antenna Boom, Existing Boom.

IDU to ODU Cable Tray, IF cable (length in meters)


Length of IF cable (IDU to ODU)

If new required

Length of Outdoor 16mm grounding cable

1 runs X (1+0)

1 runs X (1+0)

Base Station Sector 3


Sector Name
Number of Radio Links
Band
Sub-band
Sector Azimuth
ODU Mounting Method
N
C

1+0, 1+1
10,5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz

New Mounting

Yes or No for sharing

Mounting Position

Tower (LEG A, B, C, D) or
Minimast or Lamp Pole or Unipole or Monopole

For TOWER site

Rooftop Mounting

Wall mount boom or Tripod or Bipod

Tube Diameter

48 mm, 90mm, 114mm

Antenna Type
Height of the Antenna (AGL) (from ground level to the
proposed ANTENNA boom)

External 90 degrees.

Antenna Boom

New Antenna Boom, Existing Boom.

IDU to ODU Cable Tray, IF cable (length in meters)


Length of IF cable (IDU to ODU)

If new required

Length of Outdoor 16mm grounding cable

1 runs X (1+0)

1 runs X (1+0)

Base Station Sector 4


Sector Name
Number of Radio Links
Band
Sub-band
Sector Azimuth
ODU Mounting Method
N
C

1+0, 1+1
10,5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz

New Mounting
Mounting Position

Yes or No for sharing


Tower (LEG A, B, C, D) or
Minimast or Lamp Pole or Unipole or Monopole

For TOWER site

Rooftop Mounting

Wall mount boom or Tripod or Bipod

Tube Diameter

48 mm, 90mm, 114mm

Antenna Type
Height of the Antenna (AGL) (from ground level to the
proposed ANTENNA boom)

External 90 degrees.

Antenna Boom

New Antenna Boom, Existing Boom.

IDU to ODU Cable Tray, IF cable (length in meters)


Length of IF cable (IDU to ODU)

If new required

Length of Outdoor 16mm grounding cable

2 runs X (1+1)

2 runs X (1+1)

3. Existing Transmission Equipment

Photo

Photo

Photo

Photo

3. Existing Transmission Equipment

Photo

Photo

4. Proposed Transmission Equipment

Proposal

4. Proposed Transmission Equipment

Proposal

Proposal

5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views

Photo

Photo

5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views

Photo

5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views

5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views

5. Proposed Transmission Equipment Degree Views

6. Proposed Transmission Equipment location Layout Diagram

6. Proposed Transmission Equipment location Layout Diagram

7. Obstacle Polar Diagram

Obstacles nDistance

Azimuth

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