Andrew ES45T user manual

User manual for the device Andrew ES45T

Device: Andrew ES45T
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Date of adding : 2014-03-04 15:24:01
Number of pages: 81
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Bulletin OM45T
Installation, Operation and Maintenance
Revision F
Type ES45T
4.5-Meter ESA
4.5-Meter Earth Station Antenna
Telephone: 708-349-3300 Customer Service, 24 hours: U.S.A. • Canada • Mexico: 1-800-255-1479
Andrew Corporation
FAX (U.S.A.): 1-800-349-5444 U.K.: 0800 250055 • Republic of Ireland: 1 800 535358
10500 West 153rd Street
15 August, 2005
Internet: http://www.andrew.com Other Europe: +44 1592 782612
Orland Park, IL U.S.A. 60462
Copyright © 2005 by Andrew Corporation

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Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Introduction Proprietary Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Information and Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Notice

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Introduction Like all Andrew earth station antennas, the 4.5-meter earth station antenna provides high gain and exceptional pattern characteristics. The electrical performance and excep- tional versatility provides the ability to configure the antenna with your choice of trans- mit/receive as well as receive-only, and for either linearly- or circularly-polarized C-Band, linearly-polarized Ku-Band, Hybrid C-/Ku-Band or X-Band operation. Both pedestal and tripod mount types are available (motoriza

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The technical data contained herein is proprietary to Andrew Corporation. It is intended Proprietary Data for use in installation, operation, and maintenance of Andrew equipment. This data shall not be disclosed or duplicated in whole or in part without express written consent of Andrew Corporation. Information and Andrew corporation provides a world-wide technical support network. Assistance Notice The installation, maintenance, or removal of antenna systems requires qualified, experi- enced pe

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How to Use This Manual The scope of this manual is intended to provide station personnel with the base installa- Overview tion (ie: mount, reflector and enclosure), operation and maintenance requirements nec- essary for a 4.5-Meter Earth Station Antenna. Note: All antenna option instructions are included in the individual kit shipped with the part. This manual provides a convenient reference for authorized operator/service per- sonnel requiring technical information on general system or specific

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Getting Started The installation, operation and maintenance of the 4.5-Meter Earth Station Antenna Overview requires qualified personnel. Andrew installation, operation and maintenance instructions are illustrated for such personnel. Additionally, the antenna should be inspected by qual- ified personnel to verify proper installation, maintenance and condition of equipment as described in Preventative Maintenance. The basic equipment and accessories are either manufactured or design controlled by

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Note: Failure to follow an installation procedure could result in damage to equipment or personal injury. Additional warnings will be displayed throughout this manual for your awareness. These warnings can be identified in warning boxes as shown in the following sample. Andrew disclaims any liability or responsibility for the results of improper or unsafe installation, operation or maintenance practices. Andrew supplies all appropriate hardware/parts required for the installation of your 4.5- R

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Upon receipt of your order, the shipment should be verified to ensure that all parts have Parts Verification reached your site. This process should occur before the installation process begins. Andrew Corporation thoroughly inspects and carefully packs all equipment before ship- ment. If you find that there are missing components, please refer to step-by-step instruc- tions on how to properly report the equipment loss. When you have received your order, verify that all parts contained in the shi

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The 4.5-Meter Earth Station Antenna requires the installation team to perform the Installation assembly in the sequence presented below. Moreover, this sequence should be Sequence reviewed beforehand to ensure a smooth installation. Use the following checklist to veri- Checklist fy and/or determine the installation sequence. Throughout the checklist certain part num- bers will be used. Those part numbers describe the antenna currently being installed. The ES45T-R is a receive-only 4.5-Meter Eart

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Tripod Ground Mount azimuth axis support and rear anchor pads Connect support angles Mount Assembly Attach support and elevation pivot assembly to support angles Attach support angles to azimuth axis joint Hoist support and pivot elevation pivot assembly Fasten azimuth axis joints to azimuth axis support Attach elevation strut to azimuth axis joint Attach azimuth strut to appropriate rear pad Remove protective covering from crate ES45T-T Main Pry top crate panel off Reflector Pry side

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Installation Procedures Overview This section provides installation procedures for the 4.5-Meter Andrew Earth Station Antenna. The installation procedures include instructions on the following antenna com- ponents. • Mount • Reflector • Back Structure • Reflector To Mount Assembly • Subreflector • Feed System Note: All installation instructions for the antenna options are contained in the parts kit included in the shipment. Foundation Before beginning the installation process on the ground moun

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During the installation process there are several references to the A-325 hardware ten- A-325 Tensioning sioning procedure. The A-325 hardware must be properly tensioned to avoid slippage between bolted surfaces under high loads. Slippage can cause the corresponding assembly to move, causing antenna misalignment. When designated, the A-325 hard- ware should be tightened according to the following tensioning procedure. Note: Tensioned bolts are for final connections only and should not be loosene

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Tripod Mount The three-point mount in an elevation-over-azimuth configuration optimized for geosta- tionary satellite applications. The mount enables standard elevation ranges from 2°-62°, and 33°-90° with high-look strut configuration. Azimuth range is ±82°. Fine adjustment is provided in both azimuth and elevation. An example of the assembled tripod mount is provided in Figure 2. Figure 2 Before assembling the mount, verify that all parts are present. Follow the subsequent procedures for prope

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300747 300747 Figure 4 Loosely connect support angles (P/N 49624) with spacers (P/N 46560-2) to azimuth axis Step 2 support and rear anchor pads as shown in figure 5. • Use A-325 ½ x 1-½ in. bolts and nuts for connections. (see page 12) • Support angles should be installed edge down with flat of the angle facing upward 300747 300747 Figure 5 14 Installation Procedures

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Step 3 Lay out support and elevation pivot assembly (P/N 49635) and support angles (P/N 49623) as shown in Figure 6. Figure 6 Step 4 Loosely bolt support and elevation pivot assembly (P/N 49635) and support angles (P/N 49623) to connection plates as shown in Figure 7. • Use A-325 ½ x 1-½ in. bolts and nuts. (see page 12) • Angles should be attached with flat of angle facing downward Figure 7 15 Installation Procedures

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Step 5 Loosely attach support angles (P/N 49622) to the upper azimuth axis joint (P/N 300748) and the connection plates (part of P/N 49635)as shown in Figure 8. • Use A-325 ½ x 1-½ in. bolts, flatwashers and nuts. (see page 12) • Angles should be attached with flat of angle facing upward • Loosely attach support angles to azimuth axis joint (P/N 49629) 300748 UPPER Figure 8 Apply a liberal amount of grease (P/N 49208) to azimuth axis support (P/N 49634) and Step 6 corresponding underside of azim

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Step 7 Tightly knot 40 ft. rope to azimuth axis joint (P/N 300748) for hoisting to azimuth axis support (P/N 49634). Figure 10 Station one installer on a ladder to hoist support assembly as at least one other installer Step 8 walks the assembly into the upright position as shown in Figure 10. Loosely fasten lower azimuth axis joint (P/N 300746) and upper azimuth axis joint (P/N Step 9 300748) to azimuth axis support (P/N 49634) as demonstrated in Figure 11. • Use 9956-1101 U-bolts, ½ in lockwash

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Step 10 Use a carpenter’s level to level support assembly as indicated in Figure 12. Loosen U- bolts to move support assembly up or down as needed to achieve level surface. Figure 12 Tighten anchor bolts on rear pads and azimuth axis support base plate down using A- Step 11 325 procedure. See A-325 procedure for technique. (see page 12) Loosely attach elevation strut (P/N 49766) to azimuth axis joint (P/N 300746) as shown Step 12 in Figures 13 and 14. • Use ¾ x 3-½ in. bolt, lockwasher and nut F

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Figure 14 Determine required length of elevation strut to nearest degree increment of desired ele- Step 13 vation setting as specified in the Elevation and Azimuth Adjustments Section. Adjust coarse setting by extending secondary and, if necessary, tertiary sections to length. Install eight ½ in. set screws and securely tighten as pictured in Figure 15. CAUTION: Do not extend secondary or tertiary struts into red warning areas. Figure 15 19 Installation Procedures

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Loosely attach azimuth strut end bracket (P/N 49767) to universal block (P/N 49705) as Step 14 shown in Figure 16. • Use ¾ x 1-¼ in. bolts, flatwashers and lockwashers Figure 16 Step 15 Loosely attach block to appropriate rear pad as based upon calculations in Appendix F to determine the mounting configuration of the azimuth strut shown in Figures 16 and 17. • Use ¾ x 5-½ in. bolts, lockwashers and nuts Figure 17 20 Installation Procedures


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