With additional delays in some cross-town fiber-optic installation, we are mounting some 1 Gbps radios to reach a site while waiting on the 10 Gbps media to be available. I cobbled together the MDF "Alignment Assistance Devices" you see hanging on the front of the receive dish in the first pic from some scraps. This was a big improvement on holding a pizza box against the front of the unit as we have in the past . This unit is actually on the roof of my building. The other end of the first hop is a bit over a mile away on the 70 foot tower circled in red in the second pic. I then launch off the other side of the tower and shoot down into the Riverside valley area. I will leave these four units in place as a failover path once the dedicated path is in place.
I've gotta tell you, it was all I could do to not cut this thing out to look like a nose and a mustache . The MDF piece is removed after rough alignment. We have "real" tools to dial the radios in for real.