Hi everyone -
I am the SVP of IT and my CEO asked for my help in reviewing the network design for his 60’ Nordhavn trawler.
In doing my research on Peplink, I was able to connect with Sam Norris, who was kind enough to work with myself, my CEO, and Philbrook’s boat yard to design the Peplink celluar network system for the Nordhavn.
Sam recommended two Poynting Antenna’s and one PUMA 401 to connect to the MAX-HD2-MBX LTEA, unfortunately we are running into placement problems and had the following questions:
The two Poynting antennas are in the direct line of the commercial radar beam. Will the radar emissions simply cause interference with cell reception or will it damage the cell radio?
We are currently using one Puma antenna (with four outputs and one GPS output) and two Poynting antennas (with two outputs each). I know Sam explained this to me but I cannot find my notes, so can someone remind me the reason for using the two different types of antennas? Could we just get away with two Puma’s? I see from the specs the Poynting seems to receive lower frequencies?
If we must keep the two Poynting antennas, and want to mount these outside of the radar beam to avoid damage, what is the impact of mounting them to the ships superstructure?