It’s better to have too much rather then too little when you’re in a remote location or with limited access to a site. There are tools that are recommended with each installation and also helpful to keep at the site for maintenance and testing purposes.

Recommended Tools and Test Equipment:

  • Complete Tool Kit: including a full complement of screwdrivers (flat and Phillips), wrenches (open-ended, adjustable Allen), pliers, sockets (3/8″ & 1/2″ drive, up to 1-1/2″ opening), saws (hack, wood, keyhole), hammers, knives, drill & bits, cold chisel, ruler.
  • Torque Wrench (4-175 ft. – lbs)
  • Digital Volt Meter (DMV)
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Divider
  • Laptop Computer
  • Ethernet card
  • DB9 to RJ45 cable adapter
  • Crimp Tool for RG-6 and RG-11
  • Ethernet Cables, straight and null-modem, 6′
  • RS-232 Cables, straight and null-modem, 6′
  • Extension cords
  • Extension ladder
  • Heat Gun
  • Hammer Drill with standard bits
  • Rope
  • Compass
  • Inclinometer
  • Protractor, Magnetic
  • Bubble Level, Magnetic
  • Pole, telescoping, 12′
  • Flat shovel
  • Stiff Broom
  • Tape Measure
  • Cable Stripper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Coaxial Test Cables, 2 each, 10′
  • Silicone Grease
  • RTV Sealant or Vulcanizing Tape
  • Black Cable Ties
  • Variety of cable connectors and adapters

Don’t forget the installation manuals!
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