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Advantages of Vertical Antenna | disadvantages of Vertical Antenna

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Vertical Antenna i.e. λ/4 radiating element. It mentions Vertical Antenna advantages or benefits and Vertical Antenna disadvantages or drawbacks. It also describes Vertical Antenna basics.

What is Vertical Antenna?

Introduction:
The radial wires of ground mounted vertical antenna should be placed on the surface or buried few inches below the ground.
Examples:
• vertical whip antenna
• λ/4 monopole antenna

Vertical Antenna

• It is also known as Marconi antenna.
• Vertical antennas are used for frequencies under 2 MHz.

Benefits or advantages of Vertical Antenna

Following are the benefits or advantages of Vertical Antenna:
➨Smaller size and smaller footprint
➨Higher efficiency with 6 dB gain
➨Little induction field with very little coupling
➨Broad bandwidth
➨Reduced land use
➨Reduced hazards for aircraft
➨Inexpensive and fairly easy to build
➨Can be quite sensitive
➨Resistant to feeder conducted electrical noise

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Vertical Antenna

Following are the disadvantages of Vertical Antenna:
➨Better sensitivity requires more vertical height
➨Better quality ground delivers better signal



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