Stationary, directional antennas (Yagi, X-Quad)
A directional antenna concentrates the field of radiation in one direction only, signals from other directions are picked up only weakly or not at all. The higher the gain of a directional antenna, the sharper the directivity pattern, the more precisely the antenna should be pointed.
For maximum range and performance, directional antennas are essential. Various designs - Yagi, X-Quad, Helix etc. - offer different advantages, depending on the application. Here it is important to find the most reasonable compromise between length and gain for the specific situation. Sometimes only the easy transportability plays a role, for example if you want to take an antenna and a small radio with you to the next mountain. By ‘stacking’ several directional antennas, the performance of Yagi antennas can be increased considerably, which is important for contests and more exotic applications such as EME. Of course, powerful directional antennas need a rotating system, i.e. an antenna rotor and a corresponding mast. WiMo will be happy to advise you here, as we also offer the necessary accessories such as low attenuation cables, rotors and distributors.