What Is The Difference Between An Omnidirectional Antenna And A Directional Antenna?
There are two types of antennas that provide distinct radiating patterns. The first type radiates and receives energy equally in all horizontal directions is called an Omni-Directional Antenna. These antennas are best suited for applications requiring All around coverage. In addition, the Omni-Directional Antenna’s prominent feature is their pole like radome, such as a monopole. The terms “Rubber Duck” and “Whip Antenna” are commonly used.
In contrast, for some applications, all-round coverage is not required or the focus of available energy needs to be radiated by the antenna in a particular direction. This is known as a Directional Antenna.
Depending on where coverage is needed, this will dictate the choice of antenna.
Please see examples of Radiation Patterns Below:
Omni-Directional Antennas Elevation Plot
Omni-Directional Antennas Azimuth Plot
Directional Antennas Elevation Plot
Directional Antennas Azimuth Plot
Some examples of our Omni-Directional Antennas include our ECO, DOD, OD, PSKN, MOD, Base Stations, and so forth.
In addition, our Directional Antennas include our Yagi, PS, PND, SCR Series and more.
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