Upgraded BH

We replaced our main BH20 link with a set of Atlas 5010’s.

What an improvement. Speeds across the network are up, latency is down (4ms), no packet loss, and SNMP monitoring does not give any false alarms.

We need to re-peak the dishes, but we are currently getting 30Mbps aggregate with 2’ HPol Pac wireless dishes at 11.5miles. Noise floor is pretty low now, but we are going to try it with VPol next time we need to go up to see if it improves.

We considered Moto, Trango, and Redline and for us it came down to BW/cost and the Atlases made sense. We don’t know what we gave up by not using the Moto or Redline but I am a far less cranky person today so it was worth it.

Life is good.

<20ms RTT

<25ms RTT

No more false “Nod Down” alarms

Very consistent speeds across the network.

Customers are happy, I’m happy

Jerry, do you see any issue with using these along with Canopy BHs in regards to the Atlas not being in sync with Canopy?

  1. as life should be…

Yes, there can be issues with any OFDM as none of them are sync’d. Care needs to be taken to carve out enough spectrum for the OFDM so that it does not interfere.

In my case I replaced a BH20 at 5835 and put the Atlas on the same center frequency. The next radio is at 5820 so it’s close but everything is working.

can you give me a rough idea of the price of an Atlas p2p set? Trango website not working and cant get a response out of other agents.

I think we paid around 2600 for the pair of connectorized. Call them as WISP pricing is less than the web pricing.


216mbps throughput 7ms...

I ever join their training session. and look fantastic.

what kind of distances are you covering with the 5010s?

It’s a 11.5 mile shot using 32dB Pac Wireless Antennas. We have them configured for H-POL.

Tower 1 is 3400’ ASL
Tower 2 is 100’ AGL

RSSI -66 dBm
Tx Power 17 dBm


i am particularly interested in the fact that the Atlas kit is software swithchable from 5.3 to 5.8.

Is this feature enabled by default, or is a “software Upgrade which costs x dollars” required?

This is the code set for the US version. Channels in red are disabled. Export versions may have different channel sets.

Also, the power levels for the 5260…5325 MHz are reduced to 7dBm in the US version. In the export version they may be higher.

Channel Table (MHz)
Ch#01 5260 Ch#02 5280 Ch#03 5300 Ch#04 5320
Ch#05 5325 Ch#06 5480 Ch#07 5500 Ch#08 5520
Ch#09 5540 Ch#10 5560 Ch#11 5580 Ch#12 5600
Ch#13 5620 Ch#14 5640 Ch#15 5660 Ch#16 5680
Ch#17 5700 Ch#18 5720 Ch#19 5735 Ch#20 5755
Ch#21 5775 Ch#22 5795 Ch#23 5815 Ch#24 5835
*************************************** 4 ***************************************
Area Code
RF Band #1 (5180…5240 MHz) Disabled
RF Band #2 (5260…5325 MHz) Power Range -4…7/7/7/7 dBm
RF Band #3 (5480…5720 MHz) Disabled
RF Band #4 (5735…5835 MHz) Power Range -4…21/19/18/17 dBm

Great, thanks for the info.

Is there a reason why the 5.3 band has a lower power rating for the US?

FCC ruling. 5.2 is shared with radiolocation.

We have been using them now for over a year, we have 6 links. The ability to switch between 5.2 and 5.8 and also vertical and horizontal is their best feature. We typically use either 2 foot or 3 foot dual polarized Radio Wave parabolic dishes. We have a 22 mile link with 3 foot dishes on each end and it works excellent. :slight_smile:

Joshua Koch
Operations Manager
Cool Access

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