This happened to us numerous times. We now tape over the connections- tape the connectors directly to the boards. Not a pretty solution but it works.
chris -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom DeReggi Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 2:43 AM To: WISPA General List 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" <email@example.com> 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... > > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > neofast.net - fast internet for North East Oregon and South East > Washington > email me at mark at neofast dot net > 541-969-8200 > Direct commercial inquiries to purchasing at neofast dot net > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.19/587 - Release Date: 12/14/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/