Installation Guide - Wilson Amplifiers

Antenna
Installation
Guide
SIGNALBOOST™ DT
Multi-Band Outside
Cradle Antenna
Wilson
®
Electronics, Inc.
How It Works
Wilson Electronics DT Cradle Mount antenna will collect the cell tower signal and send
it through the cable to a signal booster or directly to the cell phone or cellular data card.
When the cellular device transmits, the signal is transferred to a signal booster or directly to
the antenna and broadcasted back to the cell tower.
What This Guide Includes
It is best to install this antenna at a level that is high enough to communicate with the
nearest cell tower. The following guide describes three options for mounting the antenna
on a pole, on an outside wall, and on an inside window. Please read the guide carefully to
help you decide what the best location is for your installation.
Compatibility with Wilson Electronics Signal Booster
The Cradle Antenna has been designed for use with the SIGNALBOOST DT Cellular
Signal Booster. However, it is compatible with other Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters.
If you choose to use this antenna with another Wilson Electronics Signal Booster, you
may need to purchase additional connectors or adapters. Contact Technical Support for
assistance with installation advice at 866-294-1660.
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Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
Outside Pole Mount (Packet A)
Figure 1
1.
Antenna
and
Cradle
!
Cell
Tower
Figure 3
Warning: Take care to ensure that
neither you nor the pole comes near
any power lines during installation.
2.
Insert the supplied U-bolt through
the holes in the cradle and slide one
half of the bracket assembly onto the
U-bolt. (Figure 2)
3.
Fitting the assembly onto the pole,
slide the second half of the bracket
onto the U-bolt and secure it with lock
washers and nuts. Be sure the cradle
is at the desired height on the pole
and is rotated toward the nearest cell
tower before tightening the nuts. (Do
not over-tighten the nuts.)
4.
Insert the antenna into the cradle
with the Wilson Electronics
insignia facing in the direction
of the cell tower. The cable
connection should protrude through
the bottom of the cradle. (Figure 1)
5.
Connect the waterproof end of the
supplied coax cable to the antenna.
(The waterproof end is indicated by
the silver connector - see Figure 3.)
Route the cable as desired to where
the signal booster will be located.
Depending on the distance between
the signal booster and antenna, you
may need one or both lengths of the
cable. If you use both, connect them
together with the cable connector.
Figure 2
Gold end of the
cable connects
to the signal
booster (or to
the second
length of cable if
you are using it)
The supplied pole-mount bracket is
designed to accommodate a pole
diameter of 1 to 2 inches. Install the
pole in the desired location using
your own hardware.
Waterproof
(silver) end
of the cable
connects to the
cradle antenna.
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
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Outside Wall Mount (Packet B)
Figure 4
Cell
Tower
Antenna
and
Cradle
1.
Select a location on an outside wall
as high as possible and at least 20
vertical feet or 15 horizontal feet
away from where the signal booster
will be located.
2.
Using the cradle as a template,
position it on the wall in the desired
location and mark the screw holes
with a pencil.
3.
Drill two holes where marked, using
a 3/16-inch bit, and insert the screw
anchors.
4.
Line up the holes in the cradle with
the screw anchors and mount the
cradle to the wall using two screws
and two washers. Tighten the screws
with a phillips-head screwdriver.
(Figure 6)
5.
Insert the antenna into the cradle
with the Wilson Electronics
insignia facing in the direction
of the cell tower. The cable
connection should protrude through
the bottom of the cradle. (Figure 4)
6.
Connect the waterproof end of the
supplied coax cable to the antenna.
(The waterproof end is indicated by
the silver connector - see Figure 7.)
Route the cable as desired to where
the signal booster will be located.
Depending on the distance between
the signal booster and antenna, you
may need one or both lengths of the
cable. If you use both, connect them
together with the cable connector.
Min. 15 feet
Figure 5
Figure 6
Figure 7
Gold end of
the cable
connects to
the signal
booster
(or to the
second
length of
cable if you
are using it)
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Waterproof
(silver) end
of the cable
connects to
the cradle
antenna.
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
Inside Window Mount (Packet C)
Note: Window mounting the antenna will degrade the performance of your
system due to the metal oxide film applied to most windows.
Figure 8
1.
Select a location on the inside of the
window as high as possible and at
least 20 vertical feet or 15 horizontal
feet from where the signal booster
will be located. (Figure 8 & 9)
2.
Clean the area on the glass with the
supplied alcohol prep pad.
Antenna
and
Cradle
Min.
Figure 9
15 fe
et
Figure 10
Suction cup
installation
Figure 11
3a. If you plan to remove or relocate the
cradle antenna at some point, use the
suction cups provided in Packet A.
Using a twisting motion, press the
suction cups into the two holes on the
antenna cradle (see Figure 10), then
press the cradle onto the glass at the
desired location.
3b. For a more permanent installation,
use the double-sided adhesive strip.
Cut the strip as shown Figure 11.
Peel the backing from one side of the
strip and place it on the back of the
cradle. Peel the backing from the
other side of the strip and press the
cradle onto the glass at the desired
location.
4.
Insert the antenna into the cradle
with the Wilson Electronics
insignia facing in the direction
of the cell tower. The cable
connection should protrude through
the bottom of the cradle.
5.
Connect the silver waterproof
connector end of the coax cable to
the antenna and route the cable as
desired to where the signal booster
will be located. Depending on the
distance between the signal booster
and antenna, you may need one or
both lengths of the cable. If you use
both, connect them together with the
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
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RF Safety Warning
Warning:
RF Safety: The cradle mount antenna, when used with the
cable included with the SIGNALBOOST DT product, must have
a separation distance of at least 8 inches from all persons. If
the cable is shortened, or if a different type of cable is used, or
if a different antenna is used, consult with Wilson Electronics
Technical Support to verify that the planned installation is
safe. Call 866-294-1660 or 435-673-5021, or email tech@
wilsonelectronics.com.
Warning:
Take care to ensure that neither you nor the pole comes near
any power lines during installation.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
All Wilson Electronics products are protected by Wilson Electronics 30-day moneyback guarantee. If, for any reason, the performance of any product is not acceptable,
simply return the product directly to the reseller with a dated proof of purchase.
90-Day Warranty
Wilson Electronics antennas are warranted for ninety (90) days against defects in
workmanship and/or materials. Warranty cases may be resolved by returning the
product directly to the reseller with a dated proof of purchase.
Antennas may also be returned directly to the manufacturer at the consumer’s
expense, with a dated proof of purchase and a Returned Material Authorization (RMA)
number supplied by Wilson Electronics. Wilson Electronics shall, at its option, either
repair or replace the product. Wilson Electronics will pay for delivery of the repaired
or replaced product back to the original consumer if within the continental U.S.
This warranty does not apply to any antennas determined by Wilson Electronics
to have been subjected to misuse, abuse, neglect, or mishandling that alters or
damages physical or electronic properties.
RMA numbers may be obtained by phoning Technical Support at 866-294-1660.
Disclaimer: The information provided by Wilson Electronics, Inc. is believed to
be complete and accurate. However, no responsibility is assumed by Wilson
Electronics, Inc. for any business or personal losses arising from its use, or for
any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties that may result from
its use.
Copyright © 2011 Wilson Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
About Wilson Electronics
Wilson Electronics, Inc., a leader in the wireless communications industry for over 40
years, designs and manufactures signal boosters, antennas and related components that
significantly improve cellular telephone signal reception and transmission in a variety of
mobile, small building, and large building applications.
With extensive experience in antenna and signal booster research and design, the
company’s engineering team uses a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, including
an anechoic chamber and network analyzers, to fine-tune antenna designs and
performance. For its signal boosters, Wilson Electronics uses a double electrically
insulated RF enclosure and cell tower simulators for compliance testing.
Wilson Electronics signal boosters feature patent-pending Smart Technology ™ that
enables them to automatically adjust their power based on cell tower requirements. By
detecting and preventing oscillation, signal overload and interference with other users,
these Smart Technology ™ signal boosters improve network cell phone areas without
compromising carrier systems.
All products are engineered and assembled in the company’s 55,000-square-foot
headquarters in St. George, Utah. Wilson Electronics has product dealers in all 50
states and in countries around the world.
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
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Antenna Specifications
Part Number
301141
Frequency Range
824-960 MHz / 880-960 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz / 2110-2170 MHz
Impedance
75 ohms
Antenna Gain
4 dBi 824-894 MHz / 3.6 dBi 880-960 MHz /
5.5 dBi 1850-1900 MHz / 4.7 dBi 2110-2170 MHz
Radiation
Omni
Polarization
Vertical
Ground Plane
None Required
Connector
F-Female
Material
ABS Plastic
Coax Cable
RG 6
Height
8”
Mount
Pole, Window or Wall
Wilson
®
Electronics, Inc.
3301 East Deseret Drive, St. George, UT 84790
For additional Technical Support visit www.WilsonElectronics.com
or email at: tech@wilsonelectronics.com
Phone: 866-294-1660 Local: 435-673-5021 Fax: 435-656-2432
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