Yagity yak

Those of us who were around at the dawn, or at least the mid-morning, of UHF television already know this: What is the actual purpose of using directional yagi antenna?

Someone who knows explained:

Directional antennas have “gain” along their main lobe. You’ll get a stronger signal in the desired direction, and better signal rejection, off-axis.

The questioner was evidently disappointed:

so it doesn’t provide any free internet

[insert Picardian facepalm here]


  1. McGehee »

    30 May 2019 · 10:59 am

    It also doesn’t pay his mortgage for him or make him irrresistible to the sex of his choice.

  2. CGHill »

    30 May 2019 · 1:41 pm

    I suppose it could make it easier to receive your neighbor’s Wi-Fi, but that doesn’t actually get you a usable IP address.

  3. McGehee »

    30 May 2019 · 2:59 pm

    Especially if your neighbor has bothered to encrypt his signal.

  4. CGHill »

    30 May 2019 · 6:45 pm

    Yea, verily.

  5. The Other McCain »

    31 May 2019 · 7:45 pm

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