How to slant a NetPoint Antenna?

In a very simple way we show you how to make the slant in the NPGEN2, NPX, NPXGEN3 and NPTR, NPGEN2, NPX, NPXGEN3 and NPTR range antennas.

What does the Slant work for in Antennas?

The importance of working with a 45° slant helps us to separate ourselves from the antennas that work with the 90° slant, so having a 45° polarisation avoids a conflict of signals or collisions with other antennas. As for the installation of the 45° slant, it should be a left turn in both antennas so that a "V" is left in both antennas.

Slant a 90° grados de antenas NetPoint

90° polarity

To make the polarity or 90° installation of your NetPoint antenna you must rotate your dipole as shown in the diagram below.

Slant a 45° grados de antenas NetPoint

Slant at 45°

We recommend that you start your alignment with 90° polarisation so that when you reach your best level you can proceed to make the turn on the dipole of the antennas. Once you have done this, find your best position to further optimise your signal levels.

NetPoint Antenna Slant FAQ

  • Is it necessary to put in all the screws? In some of our models it is not necessary to put all the screws, but very importantly you can install with 4 screws which will make your dipole firm. 
  • Do I have to cross a cable on the spokes? This practice is optional because when you make the change in polarization to give a turn to the dipole the signal is sent in a different direction with respect to other antennas, if you make the crossing of one of the wires we invite you to do it with the radio off to avoid burning it.
  • Does the pigtail or jumper play a role? Yes, try to always use a flexible jumper like the NP142 models that come with the NetPoint antennas that will help you not to force the radio, you can use other jumpers but avoid twisting the cable too much if it is not flexible.
  • What is the recommended jumper size? The standard size of 60 cm is ideal for your slant if your radio is close to the dipole, if the radio is far away from the dipole try to use a 1.20 cm jumper, just remember that the longer the cable is the more loss you can get. 
  • If I put the slant at 90° or 45° + does it work? Yes, but we recommend that you provide additional protection in case of rain as water could leak in if you do not seal the connectors of your antenna and radio well, we recommend that you do not use it unless you are in a place where the rain is not very present.