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Antenna Side Strut Installation Guideline

秘密▲ TABLE OF CONTENTS         Introduction Installation of Side Strut Proper Mounting of Side Strut Wrong Mounting of Side Strut Affects of Wrong Mounting of Side Strut Examples of Wrong Installation Works Solutions Conclusions .

Misalignment is the most common problem encountered as a result of poor side strut installation. side strut is used to reinforce the antenna assembly. .  The purpose of this document is to provide additional information and guide for the correct installation and mounting of side strut.秘密▲ INTRODUCTION  For protection against antenna shifting and deflection due to harsh weather.

. .秘密▲ INSTALLATION OF SIDE STRUT .Mount the end of the antenna side strut parallel as possible to the antenna direction.The deviation angle should be ≤ 25o in any direction .Consider the “offset” of the antenna in order to position the side strut.

秘密▲ INSTALLATION OF SIDE STRUT Example 4ft ANT Side strut .

ANT. MOUNTING STRUCTURE . MOUNTING POLE The Axis of movement POLE MOUNTING STRUCTURE ANT.秘密▲ PROPER MOUNTING OF SIDE STRUT ANT. MOUNTING POLE The Axis area of movement Running direction by strong wind 25o SIDE STRUT PIPE 25o STRUT MOUNTING STRUCTURE 25 o Zone SIDE STRUT Fixing o Zone ( within 25 ) Far end from mount pole. MOUNTING POLE The Axis of movement ODU TOWER ANT.

MOUNTING POLE 25o The Axis of movement Strut Fixing Zone SIDE STRUT PIPE .秘密▲ WRONG MOUNTING OF SIDE STRUT Running direction by strong wind POLE MOUNTING STRUCTURE TOWER Axis zone Impossible to setting Side Strut ANT. MOUNTING STRUCTURE 25o ANT.

2) With wrong offset. 3) Twisting and tearing of tower membrane from high wind pressure. mounting of side strut become impossible to attain. 4) Damage of the lightning arrestor increases on Antenna and ODU.AFFECTS OF WRONG MOUNTING OF SIDE STRUT 1) The antenna leaves away from the tower. 5) Antenna Installation / orientation is more difficult 6) Disconnection and lose of connectors from wind pressure and vibration 秘密▲ .

秘密▲ EXAMPLE OF WRONG INSTALLATION WORKS Antenna Mounting: Good Side Strut Mounting: No Good .Strut is mounted almost 90o Antenna Mounting: No Good Side Strut Mounting: No Good .Strut mounted on top .

秘密▲ EXAMPLE OF WRONG INSTALLATION WORKS Antenna Mounting: No Good Side Strut Mounting: No good .strut is mounted at bottom Antenna Mounting: No Good Side strut Mounting: No Good .strut is mounted almost 45o .

Mount in adjacent leg.Change offset (from Left to right) Solution 2: . . .Don’t change offset .Mount in same tower leg.秘密▲ SOLUTIONS Solution 1: .

秘密▲ CONCLUSION  With proper installation of the side strut and correct offset. . misaligning the antennas and traffic outages will be eliminated.  Always mount the side strut in parallel to antenna direction for maximum stability. the risk of deforming.

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