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Is the antenna on a base transceiver a directional or omni?

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IS THE ANTENNA ON A BASE TRANSCEIVER STATION A DIRECTIONAL OR OMNI-DIRECTIONAL?
 

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Re: ANTENNA

Theoretically should be omni-directional.
Practical, due to network planning, the BS antennas are partially-directional.
 

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Re: ANTENNA

Similar question:

"Is my car an all-terrain or a sport one?"

It depends on the use..... Usually, base stations want to communicate with mobiles geographically dispersed and a omnidirectional antenna is mandatory, but sometimes will be enough to reach a repeater, in wich case a directional antenna could do better.
 

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