Hp proCurve 7.4dBi Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna (J8444A) Guide
The HP ProCurve J8444A and all associated equipment should be
installed in accordance with applicable local and national electrical code
guidelines to ensure safe operation.
Before connecting an external antenna to an HP ProCurve Wireless
Access Point, be sure that the access point radio power levels are set
in accordance with local regulatory requirements. For information on
setting radio power levels, see Transmit power control in the
MSM3xx/4xx Access Points Management and Configuration Guide .
For antenna power settings by country/region, visit the online manuals
page for your access point at www.hp.com/go/procurve/manuals.
Please read all instructions carefully before attempting to
install and use this product.
: System grounding and lightning protection are
essential, especially for exterior-mounted antennas exposed to the
elements. Never install an antenna where it may fall and contact
Gain with specified cable (dBi)
Weight lb. (kg)
Dimension, in. (cm)
Wind Surface Area ft
Wind Survival mph (km/hr)
Power Handling (Watts)
WArrANTY ANd SUppOrT INFOrMATION
See the warranty and support information included with this product.
For the latest information, go to www.hp.com/go/procurve/support.
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Part Number: 5998-0307
Plated copper laminate
Reverse SMA (male)
33-inch Ultralink (CL2)
The HP ProCurve J8444A is is suitable for use indoors or outside.
The antenna has been designed to mount to a mast at least 1-3/4 inches
(4.4 cm) but not larger than 2-1/8 inches (5.4 cm) in diameter. To install,
mount antenna clamp (17) to mast using U-bolt (4), lock washers (19),
and nuts (18). Slide antenna into clamp as shown and lock in position
using hex head bolt (14), lock washer (84), and nut (85). Secure cable to
mast using tape or cable tie.
The location of the HP ProCurve J8444A antenna is important.
Objects such as buildings, trees, power lines, towers, guy wires, glass
walls, and antennas and metallic objects, etc. will reduce efficiency.
Best performance is achieved when antennas are mounted at the same
height and in a direct line of sight with no obstructions. If this is not
possible and reception is poor, it is a good idea to try a few different
mounting positions to optimize reception.
NOTE: Mast top must be
lower than top of metal