One of those WOW moments -- Airliner Antennas

In summary, airliner antennas work by transmitting and receiving radio signals to and from ground stations, satellites, and other aircraft. They serve the purpose of communication, navigation, and receiving weather information. The number of antennas on an airliner can vary, but on average, a commercial airliner can have anywhere from 12 to 30 antennas. Airliner antennas are maintained by trained technicians through regular inspections, cleaning, and replacement of faulty antennas. Weather conditions can affect their performance, and airliners are equipped with weather radar to help pilots avoid severe weather that could impact antenna performance.
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just stumbled across this article
I am sure other tech types like me will appreciate this article ...

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http://www.mro-network.com/engineering-design/understanding-today-s-antenna-complexitiesenjoy

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good grief Charlie Brown, what a lot of antennae
 
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1. How do airliner antennas work?

Airliner antennas work by transmitting and receiving radio signals. They are typically made of metal and are designed to send and receive signals at specific frequencies. The signals are then sent to and from ground stations, satellites, and other aircraft.

2. What is the purpose of airliner antennas?

The main purpose of airliner antennas is to allow communication between the aircraft and ground stations, as well as other aircraft. They are also used for navigation and to receive weather information.

3. How many antennas does an airliner have?

The number of antennas on an airliner can vary depending on the type and size of the aircraft. On average, a commercial airliner can have anywhere from 12 to 30 antennas, including antennas for communication, navigation, and weather information.

4. How are airliner antennas maintained?

Airliner antennas are typically inspected and maintained regularly by trained technicians. This can include cleaning, checking for any damage or corrosion, and replacing any faulty antennas. They may also be tested during routine maintenance checks.

5. Can airliner antennas be affected by weather?

Yes, weather conditions can affect the performance of airliner antennas. For example, heavy rain or snow can cause signal interference, and lightning strikes can damage antennas. Airliners are equipped with weather radar to help pilots avoid severe weather that could impact antenna performance.

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