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Remote Antenna Kit

This document details the installation of a Remote Antenna Kit with the Uplogix LEO-I Kit. A remote antenna can be used in situations where the Above Deck Unit's (ADU) built-in antenna is insufficient or if the Above Deck Unit cannot be mounted in a position with clear line-of-sight.

Unpack the Kit

The remote antenna kit should contain:

  • Iridium antenna (the "external" antenna)
  • Black antenna mount
  • 10 ft LMR-400 cable
  • 12" SMA to SMA cable
  • Stainless steel plug

Install new antenna

Disconnect the existing SMA cable from the Iridium modem (ANT).

Remove Existing Antenna

Connect one end of the new SMA to SMA cable to the Iridium modem (ANT).

Connect the other end of the SMA to SMA cable to the top of the N-type connector at the bottom of the ADU.

Attach SMA Cable

Connect the LMR-400 cable to the external side of the N-type connector at the bottom of the ADU.

Attach LMR Cable

Connect the LMR-400 cable to the external Iridium antenna.

Attach Antenna

Mount the antenna in the desired location.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to match up the correct holes when screwing into the antenna mount. The below pictures show which holes to use.

Mount the antenna using 4 each # 6-32 x ¼” Stainless Steel screws (supplied).

Mounting Screw Holes

Mounting Screw Holes