Basically,  we can't get them to stay on the SR9, in a WAR board, because
there's only 2 positions a pigtail will fit, and both are "stressed" due to
the pigtail's attempting to revert to the pre-installed shape (curled up in
a bag...).




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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Grrrr... pigtails


> >T urns out our low loss u.fl to n-female pigtails with the thicker coax
in
> >the cold will revert shape and pull themselves off the cramped SR9 / WAR
> >board combination.
>
> Excellent detail to bring up. Sounds like a fastener/tiedown problem to
me.
>
>
> Tom DeReggi
> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mark Koskenmaki" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:55 AM
> Subject: [WISPA] Grrrr... pigtails
>
>
> > Thanksgiving day, my son and I put up a future customer's CPE up in the
> > woods.  I mean, up in the mountains, log cabin, beyond phone and power.
> > They have a generator, batteries, solar panels, etc. We did it because
> > snow
> > was predicted and already a little bit had fallen.   We got it there,
link
> > established and was working on aiming the antenna when the laptop ran
out
> > of
> > power.   The power plug on the laptop PSU had broken and, well... we
were
> > dead.
> >
> > The people got back a few days later, and by then, yes, quite a bit of
> > snow
> > had fallen.   When we had the chance to go back and finish ( plug the
> > power
> > in inside, hook up thier equipment) we had no signal.
> >
> > We tried everything we  could think of, short of changing parts, because
> > we
> > didn't take any (wasn't our install rig, just a 4x4 so we could get
> > through
> > the deep snow), no signal.
> >
> > Yesterday, after a few days of warm, we drove in ( this time, install
rig,
> > my '89 Caravan ) digging through some deep snow going in the canyon
> > between
> > them and the main road.
> >
> > Eventually, we changed every part, including the WAR board and SR9, no
> > signal.   Then, I assembled the WAR we took out and all the parts
changed
> > out, and standing there, on the ground...  I had a solid link.
> >
> > Finally, in pitch black dark, I climbed the ladder, had someone provide
> > some
> > light, and hooked up the SR9 through another pigtail to the anntenna...
> > POOF, signal.
> >
> > Put the original back on...  Poof, signal.  then, none.   Work  the
> > pigtail
> > around so it's not tensioned and in line and put it back on... Poof,
> > signal.
> >
> > I go inside, log in...and in a minute or so, watch the signal fade to
> > nothing.
> >
> > T urns out our low loss u.fl to n-female pigtails with the thicker coax
in
> > the cold will revert shape and pull themselves off the cramped SR9 / WAR
> > board combination.
> >
> > I found one of the crapola thing things I had rejected for 5 ghz use and
> > put
> > it in place...  Yeah, 1 or 2 db loss in the piggy, but it stayed on...
> >
> > Anyone make a low loss pigtail that's flexible even in the cold?   I
tried
> > two different ones, one pacwireless, one is Roger's, I think.  Neither
> > could
> > be convinced to retain a new shape in the cold...
> >
> >
> >
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