NWAV™ X-Pol Tri-sector Cantenna

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12-port 5.5 ft 65° cantenna with RET-controlled HB:

12 ports 1695-2180 MHz

  • X-Pol, Small Cell, tri-sector antenna
  • Suitable for pole or building mount

  • 4x4 MIMO high-band

  • 3-sector configuration

  • Independent RET control on each sector
  • Suitable for LTE/UMTS/CDMA/GSM technologies

  • 5.88 cubic feet in size


Electrical specification (minimum/maximum) Ports 1-12
Frequency bands, MHz 1695-1880 1850-1990 1920-2180
Polarization ± 45°
Average gain over all tilts, dBi 16.2 16.4 16.8
Horizontal beamwidth (HBW), degrees 65° 63° 60°
Vertical beamwidth (VBW), degrees1 7.7° 7.3° 6.7°
Electrical downtilt (EDT) range, degrees 2-8° (RET)
Cross-polar isolation, port-to-port, dB1 25 25 25
Max VSWR / return loss, dB 1.5:1 / -14.0
Max passive intermodulation (PIM), 2x20W carrier, dBc -153
Maximum input power per port, watts 80
Maximum total input power, watts 960

1 Typical value over frequency and tilt

Ordering information
Antenna model Description
CX12TRI565-1T 5F X-Pol TRI 65° 1695-2700 MHz 2-8° RET, 4.3-10
Optional accessories
AISG cables M/F cables for AISG connections
PCU-1000 RET controller Stand-alone controller for RET control and configurations
Mechanical specifications
Dimensions height/diameter, inches (mm) 66.0/ 14.0 (1676.4/ 355)
Antenna volume (cubic feet) 5.88
No. of RF input ports, connector type, and location 12 x 4.3-10 female, bottom
RF connector torque 96 lbf·in (10.85 N·m or 8 lbf·ft)
Net antenna weight, lb (kg) 58.0 (26.3)
Rated wind survival speed, mph (km/h) 150 (241)
Frontal wind loading @ 160 km/h, lbf (N) 135.4 (602.3)
Equivalent flat plate @ 100 mph and Cd=2, sq ft 2.73
Mechanical dimensions: example side arm mounting view End view
  The 0 degree reference arrow corresponds to the 0 degree position in the antenna pattern file. Each antenna pattern file uses a top down orientation view (the patterns are viewed from the top of the antenna looking down).
Notes on cylinder brackets Mounting details
  • All CX* antennas come with the bottom mount bracket (marked as A ) factory-installed (all factory testing is done with bracket attached)
  • Hardware is included with each antenna to connect bottom bracket to different mounting systems.
  • JMA cylinder brackets are compatible with bottom mount via universal cantenna mount sleeve (marked as B ), sold separately.
  • To mitigate potential risk of PIM issues, the recommended torque values need to be applied.
Small Cell solutions and mounting systems (sold separately)
Side Arm Mounting System SC-BKT-SA4-(color) Wide Diameter Pole SC-BKT-WTPE4-(color)
Steel Pole Mounting System SC-BKT-SLA (color)    
Remote electrical tilt (RET 1000) information
RET location Integrated into antenna
RET interface connector type 8-pin AISG connector per IEC 60130-9
RET connector torque Min 0.5 N·m to max 1.0 N·m (hand pressure & finger tight)
RET interface connector quantity 1 pair of AISG male/female connectors
RET interface connector location Bottom of the antenna
Total no. of internal RETs high bands 3 (1 per sector)
RET input operating voltage, vdc 10-30
RET max power consumption, idle state, W ≤ 2.0
RET max power consumption, normal operating conditions, W ≤ 13.0
RET communication protocol AISG 2.0 / 3GPP
RET topology
Three RETs are included in the antenna, one for each sector. All three sectors are controlled via the designated external AISG connector as shown below: 
RET device Band RF port
1 1695-2180 1-4
2 1695-2180 5-8
3 1695-2180 9-12
Array topology

2 sets of radiating arrays per sector

B1: 1695-2180 MHz

B2: 1695-2180 MHz

Band RF port
1695-2180 1-2, 5-6, 9-10
1695-2180 3-4, 7-8, 11-12