SatSite installation guide

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This page describes the installation of the Rev 3 SatSite unit.

Mounting the SatSite on the tower

In the following you can find the step-by-step guide for the SatSite installation.

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These are the basic parts you need for the SatSite installation. The package might come with extra spare parts. Read all instructions first.

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Step 1: Put nuts on threaded rods, about 1cm up. Put split washers on the rods with the regular nuts.

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Step 2: Depending on your installation, it may be easier to place the grounding wire lug on the rod before screwing the rod into the case of the SatSite unit.

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Step 3: First, check that M6 holes on the unit are clean.

Then screw threaded rods into holes on the unit, until it reaches the back of the hole.

You need to grease with vaseline (the same used for automobiles) the nut holding the cable and also the other end of the cable, to avoid exposure to unfriendly weather conditions.

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Step 4: Detail of rod with normal M6 nut and split washer. Torque to 20 ft-lb (28 Nm).

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Step 5: Detail of rod with toothed washer showing placement of lug from grounding kit. Torque nut to 20 ft-lb (28 Nm).

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Step 6: Place unit against mast pole and slide brackets onto rods. Allowed mast sizes are 35 mm - 85 mm.

SatSite unit should be mounted on the pole with the connectors pointing down.

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Step 7: Apply M6 split washer and M6 nut to each rod, as shown. Torque to 20 ft-lb (28 Nm).

Power connections

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This is the power cable for the SatSite.

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Connection to +48VDC power supply: brown and grey to positive, green and black to negative.

(Note the SatSite unit is negative grounded and the negative side of the +48VDC supply is tied to the unit case internally.)

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When attaching the Binder 692 power connector to the unit, allign the connector first, then press it into place and then turn the threaded ring on the connector body.

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If there is no power cable available when the unit is installed, protect the connector on the unit by attaching the spare cable-side connector provided with the unit.

Ethernet connector

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Thread the shroud onto the ethernet cable.

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Attach and crimp the R5-45 connector onto the cable in the standard way.

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For this step, you need two 19 mm wrenches. Slide the shroud over the connector.

The connector will slide completely into the shrowd, further than shown here. Then tighten the gland nut around the cable.

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When attaching the cable to the SatSite unit, align the connector first, then press it into place, then turn the

shroud body to lock the connector. Also check the gland nut is tight and forms a good seal.

Antenna connection


Location of the antenna connector. Connector is type "N", female. Output is up to 10 watts.


When the SatSite unit is powered, the output can be as high as 10 watts.

This is enough power to cause burns if you come into direct contact with the central conductor in the connector or on the cable.


Attach the cable to the antenna and then to the SatSite unit. Tighten the connector body, being sure that it is firmly sealed against water infiltrations.