We have 8 APs on a mountain top, 2000 feet above the valley we’re covering. 
We used to use 45 degree UBNT sectors here (with less APs due to space of the 
Moved to primarily 30 degree horns, with a couple of 40s. 
We’re better off now.  You just have to plan in advance what you want to 
We have different APs for “close” and “far” due to the spot beam. 
Took a bit of fine tuning to get the coverage we wanted, but we’re better off 
because of it. 

> On Apr 11, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Mike Hammett <af...@ics-il.net> wrote:
> You have that the other way around. A horn would be ideal in a mountain area.
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> From: "Sean Heskett" <af...@zirkel.us <mailto:af...@zirkel.us>>
> To: af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:49:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Rfelements
> I Totally agree with josh.
> They have a specific purpose so if you can deploy within those parameters 
> they are great.
> Unfortunately our area isn’t conducive to that type of deployment because of 
> terrain.  In the mountains you need antennas with a wider vertical beam 
> because your towers are on mtn peaks and some clients are same height as the 
> tower and other clients are on the valley floor.  It’s hard to use a spot 
> beam to cover all that.
> In the Midwest or other flat areas I could see them being useful to spot beam 
> the population centers.
> -Sean
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 8:29 PM Josh Reynolds <j...@kyneticwifi.com 
> <mailto:j...@kyneticwifi.com>> wrote:
> They are great for stuff like 30/40Mhz wide, gps sync, put 4-6 on a pole in a 
> subdivision  or on a tower leg kinda thing. 
> If anybody thought they were for something else (ie long range), they didn't 
> read the data sheets.
> Lightweight, low size, low wind load, perfectly circular pattern - great spot 
> beams. Good F/B ratio.
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 9:12 PM Robert <i...@avantwireless.com 
> <mailto:i...@avantwireless.com>> wrote:
> I recently did a couple of tests with RF horns.   I was hoping for a lot
> and was disappointed.   I was hoping that they could be colocated
> closer than regular sectors that I use and the crosstalk signal levels
> were just about the same as the shielded sectors.   As far as the
> signals at the CPE's they were pretty good but not amazingly better for
> as small as the target area got reduced to.
> On 4/10/18 6:43 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
> > Can i get some non fanboy real world on these guys? Btw, i hate facebook
> > groups almost as much as dslreports or the ubnt forums, this is
> > literally the only place to get legitimate product info.

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