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  • Customer Stories: Outback SA VAST & CEL-FI Installation
  • Customer Stories: Outback SA VAST & CEL-FI Installation

Customer Stories: Outback SA VAST & CEL-FI Installation

Duane from Jim's Antenna's Hope Valley & Adelaide City spent a windy 3 days at a job site west of Woomera in the South Australian outback. He was tasked by a mining exploration company to supply and install a VAST system (Viewer Access Satellite Television) and a CEL-FI system to boost and distribute a basically non-existent 3G/4G mobile signal into the area so the containers that have been made into 13 rooms could connect. The images below show during and after the installation, which took 3 full days of work with 2 days of travel to complete. As well as Duane's team there was an electrician on-site doing other work, they worked together to help each other out over the 3 days. ja-5ja-3 ja-4   ja-6 ja-7 ja-1 ja-9   Duane and his team set up 5 Matchmaster satellites, running 3 VAST systems each from multi-output LNBs, the satellites supplied signal to 13 Altech UEC DSD4921RV units in each of the rooms. There was a heap of cable and conduit run to the satellites for this and also a run of overhead lines for all the Cel-Fi cabling, this task proved to have its moments in the windy conditions! For the set up of all the Cel-Fi equipment, Duane had to get creative, installing two Cel-Fi Go units, one dedicated to 3G and the other dedicated to 4G. The units were run in tandem through splitters and couplers and then out to each container via a special splitter and long-run cables, where a collection of Blackhawk dome antennas (ANT-BH-OM-C) were installed to spread the mobile signal locally. In order to pick up any sort of mobile signal in the remote area in the first place, a Blackhawk Yagi antenna (ANT-BH-YG-100-10) was installed and aimed towards the closest cellular tower which was over 30km away near the Stuart Highway. Now the system gives a full 5 bars in each and every room, compared to the previous signal they had in the area (nothing!), this all made for a very happy client. Celfi-VAST-setup For more information on VAST and CEL-FI products get in touch with our friendly sales team by giving us a call on 1800 337 366 or visiting the Contact Us page. Duane Harding-Browne Jim's Antennas - Hope Valley & Adelaide City P: 131 546 E. duanehb@jimsantennas.com.au Darren Rowlands Radio Parts Group - North/West VIC, SA, NT, WA M. 0419 366 980 E. darrenr@radioparts.com.au

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