Guide to Fascia/Wall Mounts
Antennas mounted to fascias and walls fulfill a similar role to roof masts, where height for RF equipment can be achieved by using an existing structure rather than building a dedicated telecommunications tower or facility. This option usually provides a huge economic saving and goes some way toward reducing the visual impact of RF installations.
If installing a directional or sector antenna, it may not be necessary to install a tower to the roof of a building, which could change the appearance of the complex. A wall mount can, to some extent, be easily disguised while still meeting operating requirements.
Wall mounts can vary in design to suit the antenna and/or its supporting structure - some examples are J poles, which attach to fascias using screws and are popular on residential properties using lightweight antennas.
Industrial applications that need to support large dishes etc., are commonly constructed using a strong pipe with welded plate feet, fixed with bolts to steel columns, or to masonry walls with chemset anchors.