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Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks by Jack Unger

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Installing Rooftop-Mounted Antenna Systems

Most of your installation work consists of installing rooftop-mounted antenna systems at customer locations, both businesses and residences. The installation includes the following steps:

1.
Building a base on the roof for the antenna mast
2.
Installing and waterproofing the antenna
3.
Attaching the cable and weatherproofing the connection
4.
Raising the mast and aiming the antenna
5.
Running the cabling to the equipment
6.
Installing lightning protection, including grounding the mast and cable
7.
Testing the completed installation
8.
Documenting both the installation and the testing results

The following sections provide more detail in each of these areas.

Building the Roof-Mounted Antenna Base

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