Frequently Asked Questions
 


If I don't see the antenna I'm looking for, can I request it?
Yes.  Please contact the Amphenol Sales Director or Customer Service Specialist for your region with antenna specifications. 
 
 

I can't find the pattern file for a particular antenna.
Not all individual patterns files have been uploaded for access from the search results pages.  However, most are available for download in the zip files located on the Pattern Files page (see main header selections).  If you're still unable to find the file you need, email info@amphenol-antennas.com
 
 

I don't see the pattern format that I need.
If you require a format not shown on our Pattern Files page, email info@amphenol-antennas.com.  We can typically create files in any format.
 
 

Can a standard omni antenna be inverted and vice-versa?
No.  A standard, upright omni or omni with reflector (BCD & BCR series) cannot be inverted and likewise, an omni specifically designed as an invert cannot be installed upright.  If an omni is not installed as it was designed, it will fill with water and fail to work properly.
 
 

What is the difference between a DIN and an E-DIN connector and an N and NE connector?
The E-DIN and NE connectors are elongated versions of the DIN and N connectors.  The elongation makes them easier to access and easier to weatherproof.
 
 

Explain the polarization type XV-Pol.
XV-Pol refers to a dual-polarized (X-Pol) and vertically polarized (V-Pol) antenna installed in the same antenna package.  These are sometimes referred to as 3-in-1 antennas. 
 
 

Explain the polarization types 2x X-Pol, 3x X-Pol and 4x X-Pol.
2x X-Pol is sometimes referred to as Quad-Pol.  It is an antenna with two dual polarized (X-Pol) platforms of the same band either stacked vertically or side-by-side in a common antenna package.  3x X-Pol and 4x X-Pol refers to either three or four dual-polarized (X-Pol) platforms of the same band stacked side-by-side in a common antenna package.
 
 

Some spec sheets refer to XX-Pol?  How is that different from 2x X-Pol?
The original polarization designation for an antenna with two dual polarized (X-Pol) platforms of the same band was XX-Pol.  This same polarization designation was used for X-Pol dual-band antennas.  To better distinguish between the two, we have adopted XX-Pol for X-Pol dual-band antennas and 2x X-Pol for antennas with two X-Pol platforms of the same band.
 
 

Explain the polarization types 2x V-Pol, 3x V-Pol and 4x V-Pol.
 This polarization designation refers to an antennas with two, three or four vertically polarized (V-Pol) platforms of the same band either stacked vertically or side-by-side in a common antenna package.
 
 

What does Twin Band refer to? 
Twin Band refers to an antenna with two platforms of the same frequency band.  For example, a X-Pol antenna with four connectors that operates 1710-2170 MHz.  This is similar to a Quad-Pol antenna, but because Amphenol has a number of vertically polarized antennas with two platforms of the same frequency, we required a designation that would encompass that type of product as well. 

Twin Dual Band refers to an antenna with two platforms of the same dual band frequencies.  And, Twin Tri Band refers to an antenna with two platforms of the same tri band frequencies.
 
 

Explain Triple Band and Quadruple Band.
These band designations are not to be confused with Tri Band and Quad Band.  Where Tri Band refers to three different bands, Triple Band refers to three platforms of the same band.  Likewise, where Quad Band refers to four different bands, Quadruple band refers to four platforms of the same band.
 
 

I selected a parameter from the Advanced Product Search, but no results were returned.
If you're using a number of different search parameters, try releasing some that aren't as critical.  This may expand the search.  If you've entered in a model number, try using only the first three letters or numbers. Finally, some product is available in only certain regions.
 
 

Certain spec sheets only show EDIN in the model number?  Can I get an NE connector?
Most legacy Antel products are available with either an EDIN or an NE connector.  To simplify spec sheets and reduce the number of line items, we only include EDIN in the model numbers on the web site.  Check the "Connector(s)" line on the spec sheet to determine if an NE connector is available for a particular model.  Or email our customer support.  
 
 

What is a Z-bracket?  What is a T-bracket?
A "z-bracket" or "t-bracket" is simply the piece used to attach a mounting bracket to the antenna itself.  Amphenol Antenna Solutions refers to them as "z" and "t" because of their shape.