Common Methods and Tips for Antenna Installation
It has been observed that the radio frequency range is influenced by various factors. Hence, it is really important to properly consider certain key facts during time of installation as it will definitely help you enhance the signal strength and range ensuring reliable operation.
1 – The path of the broadcasting signals should be uninterrupted
Always make sure the path of the broadcasted signals should be clear of any type obstructions. Your antenna should be installed in a place where it can capture clear signals. Secondly, the antennas should be placed high enough above any obstructions in the transmitted signals.
2 – Proper Alignment of Antenna is a must
Next important thing is that you should make it certain that the antennas you are installing should be aligned in the middle of the place where the signal path, as well as the angel is on the same plane level.
3 – Your Overall System Gain should Meet the Distance Criteria
The more is the distance between the broadcasting stations, the more will be the requirement of the overall system gain. There are chances that these signals can be lost across cables and connections. Refer to Tip 4 to know how the cable lengths and connections can impact the inflow of the signal. Moreover, how is possible to select the antenna gain so as to recompense the signal lose which has happened due to excessive cable length and multiple connections.
4 – Keep a check on your signal losses and the necessary antenna gain
Generally, your antenna tends to lose the broadcasted signals across cables and connectors. It has been found that longer is the antenna cable or more is the number of connections; the more are the chances of the signal loss. It is utmost important to have a larger antenna gain so as to compensate these losses and meet the distance criteria as well. It has been found that the strength of the broadcasted is reduced to half for every 6db signal loss. This signal loss has to be compensated only by choosing a right antenna gain.
5 – Use the Minimum Cable Length Required
It is advisable to use the cable either of minimum or appropriate length as per your requirement. Avoid using or running more cable than it is required.
6 – Do Not Wrap the Cables
Always avoid wrapping or coiling the cables around anything in your room.
7 – Make sure you use Drip Loops
Make sure that you use the dripping loops at the cabinet as this will keep the moisture away and it won’t get collected or deposited in between the connection joints or in the cabinet itself. While using cabinets, it is highly recommended to use the bottom cable entry than the side entry. Always avoid running the cable in through the top of your cabinet.
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