How Does an Antenna Work?
Posted on 9/17/2021 by Dustin Lowder
You probably don’t think about antennas much, but without them, much of modern life wouldn’t be possible. They accept and broadcast wireless signals of all kinds, keeping us connected to entertainment and all kinds of digital experiences. In fact, most of us have at least one antenna with us constantly, in our phone or tablet. We rely on them pretty much everywhere – at home, in the office, at the airport or hotel and in a bar or restaurant.
Device antennas and tower antennas deliver our TV and other video. They bring us radio, information and entertainment. Whether our experiences are carried via satellite, cellular, over-the-air broadcast or streamed via wireless Internet, antennas are needed to make the system work.
Yep, antennas are a big part of your day. Who knew?
Now that you know how important antennas are, you might wonder how they work. If you’re curious, then you’ll want to watch this 4-minute video. We asked Don, who designs and tests antennas for a living, to explain how they work and why they matter.
Even if you know the basics about antennas, Don’s explanation will probably fill in some of the gaps for you. Give it a watch.
If you want a little background before shopping for the best antenna for your needs, this short video explanation by Don the Antenna Engineer is a good place to start.
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