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9 months 2 weeks ago #1226 by dynamics
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Is "aerial " a synonym for antenna, e.g. ADF aerial?

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9 months 2 weeks ago #1227 by Mark
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Same thing.....

I did a quick search just the same.

www.quora.com/How-do-aerials-and-antennas-differ

Charles Tom Rauch
RF and Analog System Designer (1983–present)Author has 545 answers and 1.9M answer views 6y “Aerials” was the old common name for antennas because all common early antennas were large and well elevated. They were “in the air”.As aerials changed over the years, the commonly accepted name changed to “antenna” or “antennas”(plural), which was more descriptive of changing designs. Although the names are still somewhat interchangeable, around WWII “antennas” or “antenna” started rapidly gaining popularity and is now the almost exclusive use.The Latin plural “antennae” has traditionally been reserved for biological “feelers” or insect sensors. Some newer people unfamiliar with accepted engineering jargon or common usage use the incorrect Latin plural “antennae” when speaking of electromagnetics or radio. Use of “Antennae” in radio is almost exclusively by inexperienced people, since it is widely unaccepted in the field.
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9 months 2 weeks ago #1228 by dynamics
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Do you have any idea on how Nov&Comm antennas may affect airframe structure strength?

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9 months 2 weeks ago #1229 by Mark
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Zero.....

ATC/DME/TCAS/Marker Beacon/ADF/GPS antennas are all low profile.

HF is a section of leading edge of the vertical stabilizer.

Satellite communication on passenger jets is quite large, but 'm guessing the skin/structure is strengthened to support it.

VHF communication antennas are about 15" in length. Their mount points are beefed up also.
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