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3 Leaf TX and 4 Leaf RX Antennas - Why?

kah00na

Senior Member
#1
Is there a simple explanation of why there should be 3 leaves on a TX and 4 leaves on a RX antenna? I'm referring to 5.8/1.2 FPV antennas. What happens if you run 4 leaves on a TX or 3 leaves on a RX? I'd guess some range reduction but I'm not sure why.
 

jhitesma

Some guy in the desert
Mentor
#2
It will work either way. Just the radiation pattern on the antennas give a slight advantage with the 3 lobe on TX and 4 on RX. You could also run 3 lobe on both ends or 4 lobe on both ends.