July 4, 2012
Tempest Tip of the Week
Proper antenna placement is the most important factor in maximizing RF performance. Whether using a Tempest BaseStation with one or two antennas or a remote transceiver, correct antenna placement can mean the difference between acceptable or great RF performance. Place antennas above head level, away from metal obstructions. Position omni-directional antennas in the center of the coverage area. Set directional antennas on the edge of the coverage area pointing across it. When using a BaseStation or transceiver with two antennas, always make sure that the coverage patterns of both antennas overlap in the desired coverage area. Antenna placement matters!