Mi6WAN Client Hardware/Devices


Notes when choosing hardware

  • Mi6WAN sectors run Mikrotik nv2 TDMA mode in 5 and 10 MHz channels on 5.9 GHz and 2.4GHz. At the time of this writing, this requires a Mikrotik 802.11a/n modem that is not frequency locked to Part 15. IE International Version.
  • Predicted signal strength in your area vs antenna gain — areas with strong signal have more options for smaller antennas but if you are further from a client site then larger antenna will be needed
  • Line of Site to one of our active client sites is also required.
  • Non AC versions of radios – Radios need to be 802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n and not AC enabled.
DescriptionModelBandRecommended Max DistanceAntenna GainTransmit PowerPrice

SXTsq Lite2
Dimensions 129 x 129 x 34 mm
Mikrotik SXTsq Lite22.397Ghz4 Miles10 dBi+25 dBm$39

SXTsq Lite5 (International)
Dimensions 129x129x34mm
Mikrotik SXTsq Lite55.9Ghz4 Miles16 dBi+25 dBm$46

Light Head Grid (LHG)
Dimensions 391 x 222 mm
Mikrotik LHG 22.397Ghz8 Miles18 dBi+26 dBm$58

LHG 5 (International)
Dimensions 391 x 222 mm
Mikrotik LHG 55.9Ghz8 Miles24.5 dBi+19 dBm$59

Light Head Grid (LHG) XL
Dimensions 550 x 245 mm
Mikrotik LHG XL 22.397Ghz15 Miles21 dBi+21 dBm$68

LHG HP5 (International)
Dimensions 391 x 222 mm
Mikrotik LHG HP55.9Ghz10 Miles24.5 dBi+24 dBm$69

LHG XL HP5 (International)
Dimensions 550 x 245 mm
Mikrotik LHG XL HP55.9Ghz15 Miles27 dBi+24 dBm$79

Dimensions 140x140x56mm
Mikrotik SXT 22.397Ghz4 Miles10 dBi+28 dBm$99

RBSXTG-5HPnD-SAr2 (International)
Dimensions 140x140x56mm
Mikrotik SXT SA55.9Ghz4 Miles14 dBi+26 dBm$99

Sourcing International Versions

Due to pressure from the FCC, Mikrotik has started region-locking their modems to Part 15 frequencies. This makes them unusable with Mi6WAN, since Mi6WAN takes advantage of the quiet ham-only spectrum at 5.9 GHz and 2.4GHz. Many Mikrotik models are now offered in two versions. The US version will be designated by the -US suffix while the international or “rest of world” version will have no suffix. Retailers often do not specify which version they have, so it can be tricky to purchase the international version.  Streakwave and Flyteccomputers both have no issues selling to hams the international versions of the radios once they provide a copy of their FCC license.