Welcome to this video about the Vulcan RFID 262006 Outdoor UHF RFID Antenna. In this video we will quickly introduce this high-gain, outdoor antenna, walkthrough its specifications, review the mounting options, and then show you how to mount this antenna to a pole. To watch this video on YouTube, click here.
The Vulcan RFID 262006 Outdoor UHF RFID Antenna is a circularly polarized, high gain antenna, suited for both indoor and outdoor applications. The 262006 is a right-hand, circularly polarized antenna with a 9 dbiC gain, and a 63 degree beamwidth on both planes. It has a UV resistant radome and is rated IP 67. It has 4 threaded studs on the back for mounting and connects to an RP-TNC Male cable.
The Vulcan RFID 262006 is a large antenna that is 12 inches long, 12 inches wide, and a little less than an inch thick and weights about 2 and a half pounds.
Similar to most RFID antennas, the 262006 can be mounted to a wall or a pole via a compatible mount. Because of this antenna’s size and it’s threaded stud pattern, the Vulcan RFID HDMNT-100MM mounting kit is the recommended mounting kit for both wall mounting and pole mounting. The HDMNT-100 comes in a few pieces out of the box, but is general pretty easy to assemble.
I’m going to take this mounting kit out of the box now, put it together, attach it to our pole, and then secure it to the Vulcan RFID 262006
Here are all of our parts. When it comes to the small items, I’ve grouped the like pieces together and then further grouped them by what they connect. These larger pieces over here connect the mounting kit together, while these smaller pieces over here connect the antenna to the mounting kit.
This arm you will only need if you want to add an extension, which is typically done when mounting to a wall, so we will set this aside.
Mounting the Vulcan RFID 262006 RFID Antenna
I’m going to go ahead and use one of these shorter bolts, a flat washer, a spring washer, and a nut to connect Part 1 to Part 10. Remember to keep the raised surfaces together so there’s a better hold. I am going to leave this bolt a little loose instead of tightening it all the way so that you have the ability to test the antenna angle for your application.
Once you have completed that, the next step is to mount it to the pole. One important thing to mention is that the size of the pole will determine how you place the back piece, also known as piece 11, onto the configuration. For pole sizes of 1” to 1.75” in diameter, attach the back piece with the bottom of the “V” toward the pole, like this.
For pole sizes of 1.75” to 3”, attach the back piece with the bottom of the “V” away from the pole, like this. And for poles that are over 3” in diameter, you need to purchase screw hose clamps for attachment.
Our pole is between 1” and 1.75” so I will face the bottom of the “V” toward the pole, and then use the other two shorter bolts, two flat washers, and two spring washers to firmly attach the back piece. You may need to use the longer bolts for this step, just depending on your pole size.
After attaching the mounting kit to the pole and making sure it is firmly in place, attach the Vulcan RFID 262006 to the mounting plate via the threaded studs on the back. It should simply slide in place. Now we will grab the smaller pieces provided in the mounting kit. The smaller flat washer, smaller spring washer, and smaller nuts are now used to attach the antenna to the mounting plate.
Now our Vulcan RFID 262006 is successfully mounted to our pole and I’m going to tighten the back screw that we left a little loose to ensure our antenna was facing the correct angle. Now all I have to do is connect our antenna cable.
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