RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:43 pm

JustJoe wrote:
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jjonsson wrote:For short distance and few clients (<1-5) I think the product will be extremely versatile....
I could do a small site for a low cost.

Add a WS-6-MINI switch + PowerBeam AC for PtP and you have a really low cost small site that would make sense for few clients...


I really wanted to see an AC NanoStation. These are great mini-sectors and they are cheap. The 16-120 has a funky pattern with VERY unbalanced chains across the band and a huge drop off getting severe around 90degrees.


Yeah, it would be nice if just like the NSM5 it had a POE passthru port ... However, that gets really complicated and tricky with a GigE interface.


Exactly, NSM5 is great. I use it for "around the corner" solutions. If 2 neighbors get along and one of them has no line of sight, the NSM5 is great. I have a few places where I'm lost when upgrading to AC because of such solutions...

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:05 am

@sirhc Are you working on a shield for LBE-5AC-16-120 AP ?

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:08 am

jjonsson wrote:@sirhc Are you working on a shield for LBE-5AC-16-120 AP ?


We did get one in a have been playing around with it in our spare time but nothing real yet, sorry.
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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:52 am

I have a number of these, they are noisy as hell out the back. I haven't purchased any in a while though because ubiquiti doesn't appear to have any plans on getting them dfs certified :/

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:01 pm

Wasn't there something in the 7.2.4 release notes about them? What U-NII band was that?
http://community.ubnt.com/t5/airMAX-Upd ... -p/1621202
New: Activation of revised UNII band for LiteBeam 5AC 16 120 (got FCC grant)

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:36 pm

No FCC docs and no word what that actually means.

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:42 pm

They are certified now. You have to get an activation code. I have one running with the DFS channels.

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:30 am

I'm pretty happy with the LBEs. We have several 120° and probably 70ish cpes on them network wide. They've proved useful in the inter-room migration to AC, but sure are noisy bastards.
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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:29 am

LRL wrote:I'm pretty happy with the LBEs. We have several 120° and probably 70ish cpes on them network wide. They've proved useful in the inter-room migration to AC, but sure are noisy bastards.


VERY noisy, front-2-back is unbelievably bad.

They are great when you aren't colocating many APs though. For little network spurs that need a PBE-5AC backhaul and 1-2 APs, these are great. Now that they are DFS capable, even better.

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Re: RFArmor for the LBE-5AC-23 ? LBE-5AC-16-120 ?

Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:24 am

I have several in production now serving clients. They're really great for nearby clients, and few houses in an area. I made my own shielding to start with (90 degree), but labor is expensive here in Denmark (https://community.ubnt.com/t5/airMAX-St ... -p/1519434), so when I could buy cheap shields from Poland, I did that instead (http://www.cyberteam.pl/produkt/3318_os ... 5ac-16-120)

Problem is that the mounting on the sector and especially when the shield is also mounted is very bad. They will not survice a winter storm unfortunately.
It could be nice if RF armor made a better shield including a much better mounting.

The AP itself is actually very nice for serving few clients. We provide a lot of customers with 100/100 Mbps plans this way, using LBE-5AC-23 as client radio....

@SirHC any plans of doing LBE-5AC-16-120 shielding ?

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