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I came across a link recently that lead me to the RF Elements website, where I found an interesting product! RF Elements Symmetrical Horn Antennas.

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“Carrier Class Symmetrical Horn Antennas are scalar horn antennas with a symmetrical beam radiation pattern without side lobes. Carrier Class Symmetrical Horns are perfectly suitable for use as Sector Antennas. They offer a unique blend of features that solves major weak points of current mainstream sector antenna technology.”

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These are 5G Horns, with a listed Frequency Range of 5180 – 6100 MHz. Gain is listed at 10 dBi for the 90° model, and 18.5 dBi for the 30° to give you a feel for the range between models.

The big deal about these “Horn” Antennas is the lack of side lobes, which could dramatically improve co-location noise levels as well as noise levels for your wireless clients.

Their size relative to traditional sector antennas would mean a big savings in space on towers as well as much improved wind loading.

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Quite a nice radiation pattern!

The graphic below highlights some of the possible deployment scenario’s.  Rarely do we get a totally even distribution of client sites, so the ability to balance out your wireless clients across your Sectors could go a long way to improving overall speeds and latency.

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I’ve not yet got my hands on any of these to test, but thought I’d pass the info along in case it is of use.

When/If I get to try some of these out I’ll score a review of them.

http://www.rfelements.com/products/antennas/symmetrical-horn-carrier-class/overview/

 

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