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Multiple Antennas for 1300 root node

Hello everyone.

Is it possible to run two antennas from a 1300? We have three sites that we need to connect (one root node, point-to-multipoint). All 1300s would run in bridge mode. We are curious if the root node would need two antennas to receive signal from two 1300s in bridge mode (the non-root nodes are well outside the area of one antenna).

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Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Tim

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Re: Multiple Antennas for 1300 root node

No, two directional antennas would only confuse things. For systems with two antenna jacks per band, only one antenna is active at a time (for 'Diversity' - reduces the chance of multipath and nulls).

The most common way would be to put a single omnidirectional antenna at the root site, then directional antennas (yagis or parabolics) at the hub sites (aimed at the omni).

Good Luck

Scott

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Re: Multiple Antennas for 1300 root node

Absolutely NO.

Have an omnidirectional antenna at the central location and directional antennas at teh remote end pointing towards the central site.

This is the best design for an outdoor point to multipoint connectivity.

Sushil

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