I am looking for a little guidance for a customer who has 54600 connectorized radios and wants to provide a connection of approximately 25m connecting oil rigs. The antenna he is looking to use is a Radiowaves 16dbi 90 deg secctor antenna. They expect around 5 degrees pitch hence the suggestion for a wide beam antenna.
My questions is if anyone has experienced such short installation and the effect on stability of the link. From previous experience of other manufacturers the receiver tends to get saturated. On land we generally offset the antennas to reduce the receive gain.
I have seen the radios can be set to a TX power of -6 but we wont have the flexibility to offset the antenna.
Any thoughts or pointers would be greatly appreciated or pointers to good low gain wide beam antennas.
Thnaks in advance