Apparatus for aligning an antenna in a reference position

  • US 8,436,779 B2
  • Filed: 03/18/2011
  • Issued: 05/07/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for removeably retaining an antenna in a reference position that is in reference to a back wall of the antenna during alignment of the antenna, said apparatus comprising:

  • a) a bracket incorporating a bracket arm being conformable to one or more walls of the antenna, including at least the back wall of the antenna, and a mounting brace substantially perpendicular to the bracket arm;

    b) a securing means attached to the bracket, said securing means being operable to retain the antenna in the reference position and including an adjustable flexible strap conformable to one or more of the front and side walls of the antenna, and a tightening mechanism operable to tighten and release the flexible strap to an appropriate tension in relation to the antenna; and

    c) an alignment device attached to the mounting brace, said alignment device being moveable to a variety of positions, and said alignment device being operable to align the antenna and to determine the alignment of the antenna with reference to the back wall of the antenna.

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