Many CATV technicians, with otherwise well-rounded backgrounds, have been forced in the past and will be required in the future to make critical antenna or antenna-array selections to avoid annoying co-channel interference problems.
This paper has been prepared to clarify:
What are the basic terms and classifications of antenna radiation patterns.
Why radiation patterns must be taken on the antenna test range.
How to analyze antenna radiation patterns.
Why radiation pattern irregularities must be given special attention.