Client Hardware

Preface

Other compatible hardware may be available, This pages lists hardware that we have either used or investigated in someway. Ultimately you will need to research the correct hardware for your use case.

Vendors listed on this page are simply the vendors we acquired the hardware from and do not constitute and endorsement by OCARC or its members.

Mikrotik

Most Mikrotik radios come in 2 (or more) versions (US and INTL), US devices come with frequency restrictions that CANNOT be removed. When ordering a radio be sure to confirm that it is the International (INTL) Version. Some vendors (mostly US based) may require you to provide a copy your amateur radio license to purchase the international version.

Systems marked as untested, appear to meet the technical specification requirements, however, have not been tested, and we are unable to confirm if they work as advertised.

Name Model Description Chains Status Vendor Notes
LHG 5 [RBLHG-5nD] Dual chain 24.5dBi 5GHz CPE/Point-to-Point Integrated Antenna, 600Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM 2x2 Works Solimedia
LHG HP5 [RBLHG-5HPnD] Dual chain High Power 24.5dBi 5GHz CPE/Point-to-Point Integrated Antenna 2x2 Tested So far untested
LHG XL HP5 [RBLHG-5HPnD] Dual chain eXtra Large High Power 27dBi 5GHz CPE/Point-to-Point Integrated Antenna 2x2 Works Solimedia
LDF 5 [RBLDF-5nD] The LDF (Lite Dish Feed) is an outdoor wireless system with a built in antenna, meant to be installed on satellite offset dish antennas. 2x2 untested So far untested
DISC Lite5 [RBLHG-5HPnD-XL] Dual chain 21dBi 5GHz CPE/Point-to-Point Integrated Antenna, 600Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM 2x2 Works Solimedia
BaseBox 5 [RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT] 5Ghz integrated AP/Backbone/CPE, 2xRPSMA connectors, miniPCI-e slot, Gigabit Ethernet 2x2 Works Solimedia We use these on our sectors
Requires additional antenna
Metal 5 [RBMetal5SHPn] 5Ghz Integrated AP/Backbone/CPE, N-male connector 1x1 Works Solimedia Older single chain radio but practically bulletproof
Requires antenna
I have an EU version of this radio and it works on HamWAN, I have not seen other mikrotik radios identified as EU though usually INTL or US - VA7STV
SXT Lite5 [RBSXT5nDr2] 16dBi integrated CPE/Backbone, 5GHz dual chain, 600MHz CPU 2x2 Works Solimedia These radios leave a little to be desired performance wise but are very small and would be suitable for a 'stealth' installation with excellent line of sight

Known-Good Equipment

Radio Range Advantages Disadvantages
Metal 5 High power

Use any antenna

Single stream, therefore lower bandwidth
SXT Lite5 Compact
LHG 5 Light plastic, not mountaintop-friendly

The contents of this page have been republished from the OCARC wiki - http://wiki.ocarc.ca/index.php?title=HamWAN_Hardware