goTenna offers antennas that are optimized to function with either VHF or UHF frequencies
Antennas are frequency specific; VHF antennas should only be used with VHF frequencies and UHF antennas should only be used with UHF frequencies
Using improperly matched frequencies and antennas will provide an antenna warning in the application/plugin and will greatly limit the performance of the device
- Bandwidth and throughput
- 11.8 kHz provides 19.2 kbps throughput and requires .025 Mhz spacing
- 7.28 kHz provides 9.6 kbps throughput and requires .0125 Mhz spacing
- 4.54 kHz provides 4.8 kbps throughput and requires .00625 Mhz spacing
- When able, it is best for battery and user performance to operate on 11.8 kHz bandwidth settings
Good practices include mounting the device upright, high, and unobstructed to increase the range capabilities of the antennas.
Please Note: The UHF antenna pole that screws into the base of the goTenna is approximately 6" long and should be used with UHF frequencies. The VHF antenna pole that screws into the base of the goTenna is approximately 10" long and should be used with VHF frequencies.