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ADCP-75-214

Issue 2

September 2006

ClearGain® 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz Dual

Inline Tower Mounted Amplifier System

User Manual

1383772 Rev A

ADCP-75-214• Issue 2 • September 2006 • Preface

COPYRIGHT

© 2006, ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

REVISION HISTORY

ISSUE

DATE

REASON FOR CHANGE

1

06/2006

Original

 

 

 

2

09/2006

Add support for 1800MHz System

 

 

 

TRADEMARK INFORMATION

ADC and ClearGain are registered trademarks of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Contents herein are current as of the date of publication. ADC reserves the right to change the contents without prior notice. In no event shall ADC be liable for any damages resulting from loss of data, loss of use, or loss of profits and ADC further disclaims any and all liability for indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other similar damages. This disclaimer of liability applies to all products, publications and services during and after the warranty period.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Content

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v ADMONISHMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v LIST OF ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vi

1 PRODUCT OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

1.1 General Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

1.2 Functional Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2 SYSTEM INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.1 Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.2 Masthead Unit Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.3 PDU Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.4 Bias-T Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4 TROUBLESHOOTING 4-PORT CLEARGAIN DUAL INLINE DUAL DUPLEX TOWER MOUNTED AMPLIFIERS . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.2 Troubleshooting Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.3 Troubleshooting Flowchart (For Systems With Three-Port MHUs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4.4 Troubleshooting Matrix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 4.5 Return Loss Sweep Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

5 SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

5.1 1800 Masthead Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

5.2 2100 Masthead Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

5.3 PDU (Power Distribution Unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

5.4 Bias-T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

6 CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

This document describes the ADC ClearGain 1800 and 2100 MHz Dual Inline Tower Mounted Amplifier (TMA) Systems and provides complete instructions for installing these products on a communications tower.

ADMONISHMENTS

Important safety admonishments are used throughout this manual to warn of possible hazards to persons or equipment. An admonishment identifies a possible hazard and then explains what may happen if the hazard is not avoided. The admonishments — in the form of Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions — must be followed at all times. These warnings are flagged by use of the triangular alert icon (seen below), and are listed in descending order of severity of injury or damage and likelihood of occurrence.

Danger: Danger is used to indicate the presence of a hazard thatwill cause severe personal injury, death, or substantial property damage if the hazard is not avoided.

Warning: Warning is used to indicate the presence of a hazard thatcan cause severe personal injury, death, or substantial property damage if the hazard is not avoided.

Caution: Caution is used to indicate the presence of a hazard thatwill orcan cause minor personal injury or property damage if the hazard is not avoided.

CERTIFICATION

The ClearGain 1800 and 2100 MHz Dual Inline TMA have been tested and found to comply with the requirements of EN60950.

The ClearGain 1800 and 2100 MHz Dual Inline TMA have been tested and found to comply with all applicable CE Directives.

STANDARDS

The following is a listing of applicable regulatory standards:

Safety

EN60950

EMC

ETSI 300-342-2

Storage

ETSI 300 019-1-1

Transport

ETSI 300 019-1-2

Operation

ETSI 300 019-1-4

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LIST OF ACRONYMS

AISG – Antenna Interface Standards Group

ANT – Antenna

AWG – American Wire Gauge

BTS – Base Transceiver Station

LED – Light Emitting Diode

LNA – Low Noise Amplifier

MHU – Masthead Unit

OOK – On/Off Key

PDU – Power Distribution Unit

RET – Remote Electrical Tilt

RF – Radio Frequency

TMA – Tower Mounted Amplifier

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