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About RFI Antennas

RFI has been servicing the needs of the wireless communications market for over 30 years. A cornerstone of this has been the design and manufacture of high-quality mobile and base station antennas for the mission critical public safety and emergency services agencies across the globe. The design ethos is built into our range of UHF CB antennas.

Fitting any other to your vehicle is a compromise in quality, performance and ultimately safety. While we strive to bring you competitive pricing, its our quality and performance which sets us apart from the competition.

You are buying the best when buying RFI Antennas, “Your Critical Link” in any communications system.


Why Choose RFI

RFI uses advanced manufacturing techniques, including our patented Meander® radiating elements inside our antenna. Our world-leading antenna development and testing regimes ensure we have created antennas perfectly suited to the rugged requirements of off-road 4WD’ing. RFI’s antennas are used by Emergency Services networks around Australia and the globe,
which means you are fitting the best quality
antennas on your vehicle. Fitting another other antenna is a compromise in quality, performance and ultimately, safety.
RFI have a range of antenna options depending on the customer’s requirements. This includes high gain options - we publish true gain figures which we have tested in the field for over 30 years! Our antennas are critically assessed against stringent performance criteria for technical capability & reliability.

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Why Is The Antenna Important?

The Antenna is a device for transmitting and/or receiving signals - the eyes and ears of your communication system. A good antenna is designed to be “in-tune” to the signal you are seeking - your phone or radio “sees” the signal and you hear a clear conversation. Use a poor antenna and you simply cannot communicate effectively.

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Antenna Selection

Why is the antenna important?

The antenna is a device for transmitting and/or receiving signals - the eyes and ears of your communication system. A good antenna is designed to be “in-tune” to the signal you are seeking - your phone or radio “sees” the signal and you hear a clear conversation. Use a poor antenna and you simply cannot communicate effectively.

Antenna gain and radiation patterns

Mobile antennas should radiate in a symmetrical pattern 360° around the antenna. As gain is increased, the radiation gets compressed into a thinner pattern and reaches out further to the sides. The more gain an antenna has the thinner the pattern becomes and the further the signal can travel or reach. However a thinner radiation pattern may prevent strong signal reception when driving through hills and valleys or amongst built up areas such as city centres where base stations tend to be located on top of buildings. Another thing to consider is whether the antenna is ground plane independent or not. Mounting an antenna that isn’t designed to work without a ground plane anywhere but in the middle of your cars roof will distort the radiation pattern so you no longer get a nice 360° radiation patterns resulting in dropped calls.


So check the following with your dealer:

1.  Will most of my use be in the city or travelling through hills and valleys?

If so choose a lower gain antenna. If most of your use will be in relatively flat terrain then a higher gain option may suit your needs.

2.  Is the antenna ground independent?

If not, are you willing to mount it in the middle of the roof of your vehicle? 

 

 

Lower gain in hilly terrain areas will produce greater coverage

 

 

Higher gain in flat terrain will give better coverage


Locate Your Dealer

RFI has a network of dealers throughout Australia who will be able to supply 
and install our range to you! Leave your details below and we will ensure 
they get in contact with you.

 

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