TYPES OF ANTENNAS AND ITS FUNCTIONS
One of the most popular ways to customize a repeater kit is by culling particular kinds of outside and inside antennas. All of the kits we offer have been meticulously curated to ascertain they collaborate well and offer support for most prevalent signal quandaries.
There are two types of outside antenna to cull from:
Omnidirectional antennas receive and send signals in a full circular motion in other words 360 degree angle. These antennas can receive from multiple cell towers and are best for boosting signal on many different carriers. They are excellent in most situations where the subsisting outside signal vigor is moderate to vigorous. If the outside signal is more impuissant than that, you may need the directional Yagi antenna instead. The potency of an Omni antenna is quantified by its “gain”. Gain betokens the vigor and reaches of the antenna’s signal. An antenna with high gain will receive a more potent signal from the cell phone towers.
OMNI DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA
An Omni antenna is a good cull if you have moderate to vigorous subsisting outside signal, and you optate to boost signal across multiple carriers.
Yagi antennas are potent directional antennas. This antenna needs to be located pointing in the direction of the cell tower, and as it is directional it will only pick up signal in that direction. Like an Omni antenna, the potency of the Yagi antenna is quantified by its “gain”.
It’s very potent at picking up impuissant signals in one particular direction, and we recommend it for situations where subsisting outside signal is impotent, and you only want to boost coverage for one carrier (or if more than one carrier has a cell tower in that direction).
If you require boosting signal emanating from different directions, it is possible to establish more than one Yagi antenna. The antennas would require being placed at least 10ft apart and must not be pointing towards each other to eschew engendering an oscillation (feedback).
The range of the inside antenna is dependent on three factors:
2.Power engendered by the booster
3.Reception from outside signal received and distributed by the outside antenna.
There are two types of an indoor antenna to cull from:
Omnidirectional dome antennas broadcast and receive signals from all sides. They are designed for central locations with 360º coverage. Like alfresco antennas, their potency is quantified by their “gain”. They require being mounted to the ceiling for best results. They offer coverage across one floor and are not felicitous for covering multiple floors.
Panel antennas are directional antennas. Panel antennas sanction optimum reception in targeted areas. Like with alfresco antennas, a directional antenna is more vigorous than an omnidirectional antenna which designates the signals it broadcasts are more vigorous. It can be mounted to either the wall or ceiling. We customarily recommend placing it on the ceiling for maximum coverage, but in some spaces (like a long narrow hallway) the panel antenna can be placed on the wall.