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