20 MHz wide channel
TX power of 21 (I am in the USA so max overall power is limited to 36 dB, N5-360 is 15 dB)
Channel is just what was open when I last had some interference, a house nearby just got a new router and messed up the 5.8 GHz spectrum a bit. Normally though I have a lot more noise in the 5.2 range so this sector is a bit of an exception.
If you are using a C5, I don’t recall which way it was, but either 5.2 or 5.8 has noticeably better signal performance then the other side. (It seems to me, could have been and issue we had with crappy alignments from one of our installers.) Note, every antenna is different, I spend at least an hour when I am changing channels on this sector because all the different types of antennas I have connected to it. Pain in the ass, but we don’t have the money to go back out and standardize.
AGC helps a lot on all Mimosa equipment, but especially when you are running a 360 antenna, I have a tower 9 miles to the south and we had all sorts of weird issues and couldn’t maximize our data rates until we played around with AGC. (This sector is is set pretty low, but that’s because I have a friend who’s antenna I just have not had time to get to in the last couple weeks.)
If I recall correctly everyone above 2.5 Km away from the sector is pushing signal through a +22 dB antenna. With the bigger antennas I have spent +2 hours getting a good alignment. You really want SNR as high as possible, I have worked on ~20 SNR and it sucks, on just about any manufacturer’s equipment. in the 10-20 range a bad wind will mess you up.
I personally would recommend KP Performance antennas paired with a C5c, very well built antennas, easy setup, alignment is not horrible and great support people.
Here is a pic of my Channel and Power Screen:
SIDE NOTE: Sometimes you will see people on these and other forums who post really impressive distance/throughput numbers, that blow away what I am saying is doable. I have seen this with people running Mimosa and Non-Mimosa equipment. Very frequently they are running too high of TX power on their AP/CPE for the antenna that they are using. In the United States that is illegal, not heavily enforced, but I just saw a post on Facebook where a company got nailed for $20K for being over powered and on a DFS channel. DO NOT DO IT, there are very few customers you can make that kind of money on and if you are, you are making enough money to do it right. By using too high of power you are making more noise for everyone, including yourself. Follow the rules, there are plenty of guys who have successfully done so and their networks are better off because of it.