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Title: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Paulo Rodrigues on December 14, 2016, 01:31:12 pm
Hello All

Wanting to know what antennas you all are using with success out there. Been looking at specs from different manufacturers and have noticed the vertical patterns are different on many of them. Wanting something with good coverage also up in balconies and 300 sections. Hopefully short enough to fit in a rack drawer. Thanks
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Bob Charest on December 14, 2016, 04:03:02 pm
Hello All

Wanting to know what antennas you all are using with success out there. Been looking at specs from different manufacturers and have noticed the vertical patterns are different on many of them. Wanting something with good coverage also up in balconies and 300 sections. Hopefully short enough to fit in a rack drawer. Thanks
Hi Paulo,
 L-Com, model:HGV-4907U. I bought it direct from L-Com in September for $120.90. Excellent results for me. We store it in the back of the 19-inch wireless rack for transportation.
Best regards,
Bob Charest
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Keith Broughton on December 15, 2016, 08:15:00 am
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Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Peter Kowalczyk on February 28, 2017, 05:12:38 pm
Also considering purchasing a Ubiquity Bullet M5-HP for tablet mixing, and had the same question about an antenna.  @Paulo - what did you end up with, and how do you like it?

Has anyone used the Ubiquity AMO5G10 with a Bullet M5?  ( https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/airmax-omni-antenna/ )  Looks to be about the same price as the L-Com model Bob recommended, but with 3dB more gain.

Are there other good options I may not be considering for tablet FOH and personal monitor mixing to an X32 rack, in congested wifi environments?

And a related question - how are you all getting these rigs up into the air?  Fully-extended mic stand (what clip?), or something more interesting?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Keith Broughton on February 28, 2017, 05:53:24 pm
Also considering purchasing a Ubiquity Bullet M5-HP for tablet mixing, and had the same question about an antenna.  @Paulo - what did you end up with, and how do you like it?

Has anyone used the Ubiquity AMO5G10 with a Bullet M5?  ( https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/airmax-omni-antenna/ )  Looks to be about the same price as the L-Com model Bob recommended, but with 3dB more gain.

Are there other good options I may not be considering for tablet FOH and personal monitor mixing to an X32 rack, in congested wifi environments?

And a related question - how are you all getting these rigs up into the air?  Fully-extended mic stand (what clip?), or something more interesting?

Thanks!
Keep in mind that the "gain" of an omni antenna is related to it's pattern.
A tighter vertical pattern with show as a higher gain.
If you want better vertical coverage, the specs will show less "gain" as you are spreading the signal out over a larger area.
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Brian Bolly on February 28, 2017, 06:07:10 pm
L-Com HG5808U here.  Great reception a couple hundred feet away (line of sight) with 15-20k people in the audience.  And the Bullet fits nicely into a Shure wireless clip.  LP claw to the side of the FOH tent, on an Atlas MS12, whatever works.
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Tiago de Sousa on August 15, 2019, 08:43:51 pm
Hi Paulo,
 L-Com, model:HGV-4907U. I bought it direct from L-Com in September for $120.90. Excellent results for me.

Hello Bob, I'm looking for an Antenna also for my Bullet AC. I will use it in 5Ghz mode.

The Antenna you posted is an 4.9ghz Antenna, does that work properly for 5Ghz?

thank you so much
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Tiago de Sousa on August 15, 2019, 08:44:45 pm
L-Com HG5808U here.  Great reception a couple hundred feet away (line of sight) with 15-20k people in the audience.  And the Bullet fits nicely into a Shure wireless clip.  LP claw to the side of the FOH tent, on an Atlas MS12, whatever works.

Hi Brian, thats a great idea. Do you have any photos of your setup?

thank would be great, thank you so much
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Bob Charest on August 16, 2019, 07:03:31 am
Hello Bob, I'm looking for an Antenna also for my Bullet AC. I will use it in 5Ghz mode.

The Antenna you posted is an 4.9ghz Antenna, does that work properly for 5Ghz?

thank you so much
Hi Tiago,

Yes, the L-Com antenna I mentioned worked with no problems.
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Tiago de Sousa on August 16, 2019, 10:09:28 pm
Hi Tiago,

Yes, the L-Com antenna I mentioned worked with no problems.

Thank you Bob.

So for the 5Ghz band , what are the Antennas frequencies that will work?

I see Antennas for 4,9g, 5g, 5.1G, 5,3G .... 5,6G
I'm confused

thanks
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Tiago de Sousa on July 31, 2020, 03:07:43 am
Thank you Bob.

So for the 5Ghz band , what are the Antennas frequencies that will work?

I see Antennas for 4,9g, 5g, 5.1G, 5,3G .... 5,6G
I'm confused

thanks

Anyone?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Henry Cohen on July 31, 2020, 11:51:48 am
Anyone?

Thanks

In the US:
Any antenna rated for the full 5GHz WiFi band (5150 - 5835 MHz) will work. L-Com has a nice selection.
Title: Re: Ubiquiti Bullet M5 antenna recommendations
Post by: Geert Friedhof on July 31, 2020, 12:09:29 pm
It depends on where you live, and which channels your devices support. Your reception on the M5 won't be effected to much, so for general use i would choose something between 5.1 and 5.3 Ghz, or, if not in Russia 5.6Ghz when using higher channels. The lather can cause problems with radar etc. I have used the higher channels for some backbone connections. Never for general  use.

As always: it depends.