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Primary Control Unit Installation and Operations Manual PCU-100 and PCU-200

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Primary Control Unit (PCU) Installation and Operations Manual

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Primary Control Unit Installation and Operations Manual

SECTION
I. Overview & Typical Configurations

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II. PCU Data Sheet

III. Recommended AISG Bus Cable Lengths

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IV. Installation and Connection of PCU into the Network

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V. Operation of PCU User Interface Software

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VI. Troubleshooting

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VII. Technical Support

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I. OVERVIEW & TYPICAL CONFIGURATIONS

The Primary Control Unit (PCU) is the intelligent interface that allows the user to communicate with, calibrate, and control the Remote Electrical Tilt (RETs) on the antennas at the cell site. With PCU User Interface Software resident on a PC, the user can change the electrical downtilt of the Vari-Tilt antennas. The PCU is AISG compliant and can communicate with any other AISG compliant antenna. The new PCU-200 provides power and monitors alarms for up to 12 TMAs (Tower Mounted Amplifiers) using dumb Bias-Ts and 3 TMAs using smart Bias-Ts. The following two figures detail how a typical cell site may be configured with Antennas with RETs, Bias-Ts, PCU, and ASIG cabling. The third figure depicts a typical configuration for the PCU-200 in an antenna system. The PCU-200 provides control to the RETs and power and alarm for the TMAs.

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CSS Antenna,Inc. typical sector configuration with direct feed AISG Cable Dual Band and Dual Pol Variable E-Tilt Antennas (models XDUO)

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Antenna 1
m AISG-cable
m m

Antenna 2
On Last/Unused RET a Male Terminating Plug must be installed.

AISG-cable
m m

RET100 800MHz

f RET100 1900MHz

RET100 800MHz

f RET100 1900MHz

m 1900MHz +45 800MHz +45

m 1900MHz +45 800MHz +45

m 1900MHz -45 800MHz -45

m 1900MHz -45 800MHz -45

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable

RF 1/2" Jumper
RF 1/2" Jumper Cable male male male male RF 1/2" Jumper Cable male male

RF 1/2" Jumper

male

male

7/16 DIN 7/16 DIN female female 1900MHzDBC 750 800MHz 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz 7/16 DIN-male

7/16 DIN female 1900MHz

DBC 750

7/16 DIN female 800MHz

7/16 DIN 7/16 DIN female female 1900MHzDBC 750 800MHz 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz 7/16 DIN-male

7/16 DIN female 1900MHz

DBC 750

7/16 DIN female 800MHz

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz 7/16 DIN-male RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz 7/16 DIN-male RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

AISG Cable

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 1900MHz RF 800MHz RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz

AISG-cable

AISG-male conn.1 female conn. 3 female PCU100 Primary ControlUnit


(wall or rack mount)

conn. 2

Power

-48v or +24v
5amp breaker NO/NC/Gnd

Ethernet

Alarms

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CSS Antenna, Inc. typical sector configuration with BIAS T Dual Band and Dual Pol Variable E-Tilt Antennas (models XDUO)

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Antenna 1
m
AISG f m

Antenna 2
On Last/Unused RET a Male Terminating Plug must be installed.

m AISG-cable m f

AISG-cable
m

m f AISG f m

RET100 800MHz

f RET100 1900MHz

RET100 800MHz

f RET100 1900MHz

m 1900MHz +45 800MHz +45

m 1900MHz +45 800MHz +45

m 1900MHz -45 800MHz -45

m 1900MHz -45 800MHz -45

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable

RF 1/2" Jumper
RF 1/2" Jumper Cable male 7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 male 7/16 DIN female 800MHz male 7/16 DIN female 1900MHz male 7/16 DIN female 800MHz RF 1/2" Jumper Cable male 7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 male 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF 1/2" Jumper

male 7/16 DIN female 1900MHz

male 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

DBC 750

DBC 750

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN-male

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN-male

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN-male

7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN-male

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male


7/16 DIN-female

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

RF 1/2" Jumper Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN-female

CSSBIAST-O AISG-female

7/16 DIN-male

AISG-male 7/16 DIN-female

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

Main RF Cable

7/16 DIN-female 7/16 DIN-male

AISG-female

CSSBIAST-I AISG-male
7/16 DIN-female 7/16 DIN-male

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz 800/1900MHz
7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

RF Cable 7/16 DIN-male 7/16 DIN female 800/1900MHz


7/16 DIN female 1900MHz DBC 750 7/16 DIN female 800MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 1900MHz RF 800MHz AISG-cable RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz AISG-male RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz RF 1900MHz

7/16 DIN-male
RF 800MHz

conn.1 female

conn. 3 female PCU100 Primary ControlUnit


(wall or rack mount)

conn. 2

Power

-48v or +24v
5amp breaker NO/NC/Gnd

Ethernet

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RET Pwr / Ctrl RET Pwr / Ctrl

1900 MHz

CSS Antenna Ant #1

1900 MHz

1900 MHz

CSS Antenna Ant #2 #4

1900 MHz

800 MHz

800 MHz

800 MHz

800 MHz

TMA / TMA DBC - 45 Deg. Powerwave

TMA DBC +45 Deg.

TMA / DBC
Powerwave

TMA / DBC
Powerwave

Smart BIAS T PassThru

CFE CFE

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

Dumb BIAS T

Smart BIAS T

12 V RET Output+ Control 800 MHz

DBC

DBC

DBC

DBC

1900 MHz

800 MHz

1900 MHz

800 MHz

1900 MHz

800 MHz

1900 MHz (3)

(3)

Note: 3 each per site except PCU and Computer

PCU

Computer

(3) (3)

1 set per site Configuration 030


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WEATHERPROOFING OF AISG CONNECTORS Weatherproofing must be applied between the AISG connection and the Top Bias-T. The application of an adhesive-backed heatshrink is recommended as shown in the picture below from the base of the Bias-T connector extending the entire length of the AISG cable connector, and onto the AISG cable itself. Care should be taken to not damage the AISG cable insulation when applying heat to the connection.

CSS Antenna warranties do not cover water damage caused by improperly weatherproofed connections.

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II. PCU DATA SHEET

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Electrical Specifications
Input/Supply Voltage Recommended Input Protection Control Interface Specification AISG Connector (RS-485 Interface + DC) AISG Bus Range +24 or -48 VDC 5 AMP Fuse/Breaker AISG 1: Issue 1.1 Three, 8 PIN Female AISG Connectors 295 Feet or 90 Meter Maximum (ple ase see Bias-T for longer Bus Range)

Mechanical Specifications
PCU Dimensions
PCU Weight Mounting Details 8.15 x 4.37 x 2.12 Inches .78 lbs Wall or Rack Mount

4.373

2.126 2.034

8.150 7.900

2.125 2.000

Ordering Information
Model PCU100 PCU100-RM19 PCU100-RM23 Description Wall Mount Primary Control Unit, AISG 19 Inch Rack Mount, Primary Control Unit, AISG 23 Inch Rack Mount, Primary Control Unit, AISG

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III. RECOMMENDED AISG BUS CABLE LENGTHS The length of the AISG Bus cabling at the site can greatly affect the performance of the PCU communicating with the RETs. Voltage drop in the cabling must be controlled to insure proper performance of the RETs in the AISG Bus. The PCU is designed to provide +10-14.5VDC on the entire AISG bus for the recommended configurations in Table 1. Three AISG connectors are provided on the PCU for making three separate AISG bus runs when any one AISG bus cable length is greater than 90 meters. Recommended AISG Bus lengths for different site configurations follow.
9 ANTENNAS PER SITE (3 ANTENNAS PER SECTOR) OPTION 1 - Using Bias-Ts with One AISG Cable connected to PCU: AISG Bus in meters 12m AISG cable from PCU to Bias-T (Qty=1 per site) 12 12m AISG cable from Bias-T to 1st RET (Qty=1 per site) 12 .5m AISG cables between RETs on the same antenna (Qty=9 per site) 4.5 4m AISG cables between antennas (Qty=6 per site) 24 8m AISG cables between sectors (Qty=2 per site) 16 68.5 Total AISG Bus Length for Site OPTION 2 - No Bias-Ts with One AISG cable per sector connected to PCU: AISG Bus in meters 80m AISG cable from PCU to 1st RET (Qty=1per sector, 3 per site) 80 .5m AISG cables between RETs on the same antenna (Qty=3 per sector, 9 per site) 1.5 2m AISG cables between antennas (Qty=2 per sector, 6 per site) 4 85.5 Total AISG Bus Length per Sector

12 ANTENNAS PER SITE (4 ANTENNAS PER SECTOR) OPTION 3 - Using Bias-Ts with One AISG Cable connected to PCU: AISG Bus in meters 12m AISG cable from PCU to Bias-T (Qty=1 per site) 12 12m AISG cable from Bias-T to 1st RET (Qty=1 per site) 12 .5m AISG cables between RETs on the same antenna (Qty=12 per site) 6 2m AISG cables between antennas (Qty=9 per site) 18 8m AISG cables between sectors (Qty=2 per site) 16 Total AISG Bus Length for Site 64 OPTION 4 - No Bias-Ts with One AISG cable per sector connected to PCU: AISG Bus in meters 80m AISG cable from PCU to 1st RET (Qty=1 per sector, 3 per site) 80 .5m AISG cables between RETs on the same antenna (Qty=4 per sector, 12 per site) 2 2m AISG cables between antennas (Qty=3 per sector, 9 per site) 6 88 Total AISG Bus Length per Sector Table 1.

Realizing that there are more possible configurations than are listed in Table 1, we recommend that you contact CSS Antenna for AISG cable bus guidelines that differ from Table 1.

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IV. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF PCU INTO THE NETWORK

Unit as depicted in Figure 3 is intended for wall mounting. Rack mount units (PCU100-RM19 and PCU100-RM23) are available for 19 and 23 equipment racks, respectively.

Figure 3 - PCU100, Wall Mount, Front Panel The front panel has LEDs to show status of power, data, and fault conditions. Any fault in the PCU or in the RETs that are connected to the PCU will illuminate the red RET FAULT LED. Proper +24VDC or 48VDC input power will illuminate the green LED associated with that input voltage. A successful power conversion inside the PCU to +12VDC and +24VDC output to the AISG bus will illuminate the +12V and +24V OUT LEDs. When AISG data is transmitted, the AISG1, AISG2, and/or AISG3 LEDs will illuminate (may appear to flash). The Ethernet connector on the right is where the user connects the PC using an Ethernet Crossover Cable. If a router is used at the cell site, the PCU can be connected via the Ethernet port and can be accessed remotely across the user LAN/WAN. The PCU will control up to 24 RETs. If more than 24 RETs are used at a site, multiple PCUs will be required. Contact your LAN Administrator for IP address mapping information.

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Figure 4, shows the connections offered on the rear of the PCU-100. Input Power (18-60 VDC), RET and TMA NO/NC alarms, and AISG cable connections are made here. A ground stud is located on the left side in this picture and should connected to the HALO ground at the cell site.

Figure 4 PCU100, Wall Mount, Rear Panel

Figure 5 PCU200 Front Panel

Figure 6 PCU200 Rear Panel


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Installing the PCU: 1. Install the PCU on the wall or into the equipment rack depending on the desired configuration. Use the tabs on the side of the box with user-supplied screws to mount to the wall. 2. Terminate 18 AWG power cables inside power plant to a dedicated 5 Amp breaker or fuse for V IN. Make sure that breaker is shut off or that fuse has been removed from the fuse holder. Connect power plant leads to mating connector on the PCU. 3. Connect all AISG cables to the PCU. DO NOT USE A WRENCH TO TIGHTEN ANY AISG CABLE CONNECTOR. HAND TIGHT MEETS ALL WEATHERTIGHT REQUIREMENTS. 4. Turn on power plant breaker or insert fuse into fuse holder and verify correct power LEDs are illuminated on the PCU front panel. 5. Connect PCU to PC with Ethernet Crossover cable. 6. PCU installation and connection is complete. Downloading the PCU User Interface Software: Using your PC, go to www.cssantenna.com and click on the PCU-100 User Interface Software link if you have a PCU-100. Save this program to your PC hard drive. If you have a PCU-200, click on the PCU-200 User Interface Software link and save this file to your PC hard drive. Preparing PC to communicate with PCU: There are a series of steps required to setup your PC to be able to communicate with the PCU. These steps require you to set your PC to the PCU default IP address. The following steps and screen shots are shown using Windows XP Professional Operating System. These screens may be slightly different than what is shown in the following steps, depending on which version of operating system you may have.

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1. Within Windows, open Control Panel.

2. Select Network Connections

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3. Highlight a Local Area Connection and double click to open

4. Click the Properties button.

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5. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connection and click the Properties button.

6. Select Use the Following IP Address and enter in 192.168.1.1 in address field.

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7. Tab down to Subnet Mask to display 255.255.255.0 8. Click OK button. 9. Click Close button. 10. The LAN Connection status should be connected at this time. 11. The PC has now been set to communicate with the PCU.

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V. OPERATION OF THE PCU USER INTERFACE SOFTWARE Before operating any antennas on the AISG bus, all RETs must be programmed with their own unique address. The factory default electrical downtilt is set to 0. Addressing the RETs and setting the electrical downtilt can be accomplished with the antenna in the cell site base station, or after the antennas are installed on the tower. 1. Connect an AISG cable from one of the PCU AISG ports to one RET on the rear of the antenna or from antenna network on the tower. An Ethernet crossover cable should be installed between PC and PCU. 2. Open the PCU User Interface program stored on your computer. If the program does not launch, go back and verify your IP address has been set correctly per steps 1-9 in the previous section. 3. Enter correct IP address of the PCU and click on Connect to IP Address button. The factory default IP address of the PCU is 192.168.1.199. This IP address can be changed once inside the main screen of the PCU User Interface Software.

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4. Type in your name in the Installer ID field. The default password is cssret. Click OK button.

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5. The PCU User Interface Software version 5.0 will then launch into the RET Control/Setup screen. The user will be able to perform all tasks on the RETs from this main screen, such as addressing, calibration, set tilts, get tilts and entering all Appendix D Data. PCU User Interface Software Version 5.0 RET Control/Setup screen

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PCU User Interface Software Version 6.1 RET Control/Setup screen

The following steps describe the basic functionality of the PCU User Interface Software: PCU100 and PCU200: Step 1 Enter Time, Date, Site #, and Site Name into the PCU Controller box. Click Save to PCU button after entering data into each field. Step 2 - Click on RET Roll Call button to list all RETs connected on the AISG bus. RETs Responding field will show number of RETs on the AISG bus, and table will list all RETs on the AISG bus. Command Status window shows when all RETs have reported their data successfully. Due to the nature of the serial communications bus and the possible bus collisions that may occur, you may need to click on the RET Roll Call button multiple times before all RETs are displayed in the table. If you have used this PCU at another site, RETs from that site may show up during a roll call. Click Refresh Table button Step 3 Highlight any RET in the table and the PCU will acquire all AISG data for that RET. All Appendix D Data for this RET is displayed in the Appendix D Data box. Tilt Degrees box displays Current Tilt Degrees for the highlighted RET. Current RET Address for highlighted RET is displayed in address box. Command Status window shows when highlighted RET has reported its data successfully. Before all RETs in the table are set to unique addresses, the user may see a Get Data Fail response in the Command Status window. Change all RET addresses to a unique number and all Get Data commands should be successful.
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Step 4 Set RET address by entering new unique address into Change RET Address to field. Click Change button. Command Status window shows when RET has been addressed successfully. Repeat this step for all RETs installed at the site. Once all RETs have been uniquely addressed, click RET Roll Call button to update the RET table. Step 5 To calibrate RET, highlight desired RET in table, wait for Appendix D Data to be displayed and click on Calibrate button. Command Status window shows when calibration has been successfully completed. Repeat this step for all RETs installed at the site. Step 6 To set tilt, highlight desired RET in table, wait for Appendix D Data to be displayed and enter desired tilt degrees in New window and click on Set Tilt button. Command Status window shows when set tilt has been successfully completed. Repeat this step for all RETs installed at the site. Step 7 To enter Installation Date, Base Station ID, Antenna ID, Antenna Bearing, and Installed Mechanical Tilt, enter data into the appropriate field, and click on Save Changes button. Command Status window shows when data has been successfully saved. Step 8 Click RET Roll Call button to verify all RETs in the RET Table have been addressed correctly and are showing Status OK. After all RETs have been calibrated and show Status OK in RET table, click Check Alarms button to extinguish (RET) FAULT LED on PCU. (RET) FAULT LED will stay on if there are problems with any of the RETs. Step 9 For PCU User Interface Software version 6.0, click the AISG button in TMA box to check current and voltage on the AISG bus or to set up TMA alarm thresholds. The AISG TMA screen is displayed. RET and TMA current is displayed in Actual Current field for each of the 3 AISG channels out of the PCU. Additional Features: Removing RETs: If you have replaced an RET or an antenna that effectively introduces new RETs onto the AISG bus at this site, you will need to remove any old RETs from the table. Click Refresh Table button to remove inactive RETs. An RET Roll Call will automatically be performed which will show all currently active RETs. Command Status window shows when all RETs have reported their data successfully. Changing the PCU IP Address: To change the IP address inside the PCU, enter a new IP address into the Select New IP Address field. Click Send New IP button. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WRITE DOWN THE NEW IP ADDRESS FOR THE PCU FOR YOUR RECORDS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS PCU WITHOUT THE CORRECT IP ADDRESS. After exiting the program, remove power for 10 15 seconds and then reapply power to the PCU. A new static IP address must now be entered into your PC via the Windows Control Panel, to do this repeat steps 1 through 11 in the Preparing PC to communicate with PCU section of this manual. The static address selected for your PC must be within the correct range of the new IP address selected for the PCU. Please note the following example:
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New PCU IP address 10.31.0.19

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New Static PC IP address 10.31.0.1

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In addition, you must enter the new PCU IP address at the Select PCU IP Address window.

Using the Time of Day Scheduler: The Time of Day Scheduler allows the user to use preset electrical downtilts at specified times during the day. The scheduler allows for four different tilt settings during a 24-hour period. To enable the time of day scheduler, check the Scheduler Enable box and enter the desired tilt settings and times into the fields in the Time Of Day Scheduler box. After all entries have been completed, click Save Changes button. This procedure will have to be done to each RET at the site if this is what is desired. Only one RET can operate at a time, so this will have to be taken into account as you are scheduling the tilt changes. You must exit the program to allow the scheduler to work. Changing the Password: The password to access the PCU User Interface software can be changed by clicking on the Change Password button. A pop-up window will appear requesting that you enter your new password. You will need to re-enter your new password and then click the OK button to make the change effective. Exit the program and your new password will be required to enter the PCU User Interface Software. You may change either the admin level password or the technician level password. Saving RET Data to a File:
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After initial installation or after a tilt change at the site, it may be desirable to save the data for each RET. For PCU User Interface Software version 5.0, click the Save RET to Disk button for each RET in the table. Current tilt, address, and all Appendix D Data will be saved for each RET and you will need to repeat this step for each RET in the table. For PCU User Interface Software version 6.1, click the Save Data to File button, all Appendix D Data, the current tilts, and RET addresses for all RETs installed and all TMA parameters will be saved as a text file. You will be prompted for a filename and a location to save the file. This file is saved in a comma-delimited format, which also allows for easy importing into Excel or other similar spreadsheet-type programs. Checking Current on the AISG Bus Click the AISG button in the TMA box. Current is displayed in actual Current field for each of the three AISG channels. +12V and +24V readings are displayed in the AISG Power Status Box. If either voltage is out of spec, an RET Fault will be generated.

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PCU User Interface Software Version 6.1 AISG TMA Current Monitor Screen

TMAs connected to the AISG bus In addition to providing power and control to the RETs, the PCU-200 provides output power and alarming for any manufacturers TMAs. The user may configure cabling to provide TMA power via the AISG channels using Smart Bias-Ts, or from the +12V Out To TMA connectors using +12V Dumb Bias-Ts. To set up the alarm parameters on the AISG powered TMAs, click the AISG button in the TMA Box. TMA descriptions can be entered into the fields for each channel. Because the RETs are connected on the same AISG bus as the TMAs, all site cabling to the TMAs and RETS must be in place to get accurate current measurements. Actual current is displayed for each AISG channel. Click Capture button and actual current reading is copied to the RET/TMA Expected field. Consult with TMA manufacturer to insert Alarm and +Alarm thresholds, which will generate alarm for + or the actual current reading, signifying a TMA fault. Click Save Changes button. Clone Data button is used to duplicate the same parameters for TMAs to all other AISG channels. Click Save Changes button after any changes are made. If a TMA goes into alarm, the virtual LED on the screen will turn red next to the TMA that causes the alarm condition. The TMA FAULT LED will illuminate and the TMA Alarm contact will energize.

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PCU User Interface Software Version 6.1 Non-AISG TMA Current Monitor Screen

TMAs not connected to the AISG Bus For TMAs not connected to the AISG bus, click Non-AISG button in the TMA Box. The Description field can be filled in for each of the 12 TMAs. Consult with the TMA manufacturer for high and low limit alarm limits to be filled into these fields. Enter this information into the field and click Save Changes button. Click on Clone Data button to copy data from 1st TMA to all TMAs in the list. Click Save Changes button when data entry is complete. If a TMA goes into alarm, the virtual LED on the screen will turn red next to the TMA that causes the alarm condition. The TMA FAULT LED will illuminate and the TMA Alarm contact will energize. 12V voltage readings from internal power supplies and 3.3V microprocessor supply voltage are displayed in TMA Power Supply Status Box. If any of these readings goes into alarm, contact CSS Antenna for a replacement PCU. The TMA FAULT LED will illuminate and the TMA Alarm contact will energize.

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VI. TROUBLESHOOTING THE CSS VARI-TILT ANTENNA SYSTEM The most predominant area of problems that is expected with a Vari-Tilt Antenna system is the lack of communications between the PCU and the RET. What to Check: 1. Connection between PCU and PC. 2. Connection between PCU and RET. 3. Improper AISG Cable Connection 4. PCU or RET 5. Missing Termination Plug on the last RET connected. 6. Over-tightened AISG Cable Connection may damage AISG connector. DO NOT USE A WRENCH TO TIGHTEN ANY AISG CABLE CONNECTOR. HAND TIGHT MEETS ALL WEATHERTIGHT REQUIREMENTS A. Improper connection between PCU and PC: 1. Verify the cabling from the power plant is correct into the PCU and verify input voltage is 18-60 VDC. 2. Verify the power plant breaker that feeds the PCU is ON. 3. Verify the LEDs are lit for the input voltage and for the +12V and +24V outputs. If these LEDs are not lit, and you have confirmed proper power into the PCU from the power plant, contact CSS Antenna to obtain a replacement PCU. 4. Verify that you have an Ethernet Crossover Cable connecting the PCU Ethernet connector to the PC Ethernet connector. The communication will not work without an Ethernet Crossover Cable. B. Improper connection between PCU and RETs: If the connection between the PCU and the RETs is correct, you will be able to communicate with every RET in the chain using the RET Roll Call function in the PCU User Interface software. If you are unsuccessful in communicating with all RETs, then the system must be troubleshot for connection problems. C. Improper AISG Cable Connection: Because of the daisy chain nature of the AISG cables in the network, it is imperative that you break down the network into smaller sub-sections to effectively troubleshoot the problem. Try breaking the network down to the sector level to communicate between the PCU and one sectors RETs. If a problem is found, correct the problem and re-try to communicate with the RETs from the PCU. Move on to the next sector daisy chained to the known working sector and re-try to communicate with the RETs from the PCU. Continue in this fashion until the problem is isolated and corrected. 1. If you cannot communicate with certain RETs, check to make sure that the AISG cables are connected properly into the PCU, Bias-Ts (where used), and into the first RET. Remove all AISG cables from the PCU and check the voltage at one of the three AISG connectors on the PCU. Verify the voltage at the PCU is +14.0VDC +/- 0.5V between pins 1 and 7. Also verify that the voltage is +24.0 VDC +/- 1V between pins 6 and 7. Refer to Figure 5 (AISG Connector Pin Out) for pin configuration when looking into the end of the connector. It is recommended that you use a voltmeter with thin probes to
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allow the probe to seat into the female contact in the AISG connector. If the voltage is not within spec, contact CSS Antenna for a replacement PCU. If the voltage is within spec , then re-connect the AISG cable(s) and proceed to step 2.

Pin 1 +12VDC Pin 6 +24 VDC Figure 5. AISG Female Connector Pin Out

Pin 7 Return

2. If your network is equipped with Bias-Ts, remove the input AISG cable from the Bias-T and verify the voltage at the Bias-T input ASIG cable is +10-14.5VDC between pins 1 and 7. Refer to Figure 3 for pin configuration when looking into the end of the connector. If the voltage is +10-14.5 VDC between pins 1 and 7, and +21-24.0 VDC between pins 6 and 7, then proceed to step 3. If the voltage measurement is less than +10V, then contact CSS Antenna for a replacement AISG input cable. 3. If the Bias-T AISG cabling is not damaged or checks out OK, then proceed to troubleshooting the cabling at the first RET input. Remove the input AISG cable from the first RET. Verify the voltage at the first RET input ASIG cable is +10-14.5VDC between pins 1 and 7. Refer to Figure 3 for pin configuration when looking into the end of the connector. If the voltage measurement is +10-14.5 VDC, then proceed to step 4. If the voltage measurement is less than +10V, then contact CSS Antenna for a replacement AISG cable. 4. Proceed in the manner of checking the voltage at each RET input cable between pins 1 and 7 to verify +10-14.5 VDC. If this voltage level is present, continue working down the daisy chain to isolate the problem. Also continue to re-try communication efforts from the PCU.

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VII. TECHNICAL SUPPORT Contact CSS Antenna at 410-612-0080 for technical support between 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Time. You may also visit our web site www.cssantenna.com for specifications, software, and data sheets. For after hours support please contact the mobile number of anyone on the list below:

Jeff Kundratic Greg Case Jerry Bialecki

443-506-0228 410-746-9292 410-382-8601

jeffk@cssantenna.com gregc@cssantenna.com jerryb@cssantenna.com

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