FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between Wade, Delhi and TACO?

Where is the factory located?

Does TACO or Wade have any distributors or reps?

How long has TACO been in business?

What does TACO stand for?

What's TACO's warranty?

What's Wade's warranty?

Does ITAR apply?

Is TACO on the GSA Schedule?

Can I purchase direct from the factory?

Does Wade and TACO manufacture custom products?

What other options are available with TACO antennas?

Are TACO antennas FCC/CSA certified?

Are the Delhi Towers CSA approved?

What size mast do I need to buy when the mounting diameter lists 1.25" IPS or 2.5" IPS?

What does LU, LV, UV, UU, CV, CU stand for beside the antenna connectors?

Does TACO and Wade sell cables, pigtails, etc?

What does "HPBW" stand for?

What is the difference between dBi and dBd?

How do I connect a Wade Antenna to an Access Point (AP)?

What is the difference between digital and analog antennas?

What is the difference between Wade, Delhi and TACO?

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Wade is a well known manufacturer in the Cable Television and Wireless Internet industries. Delhi Antenna products has been a major supplier and leader in the consumer electronics industry for over 40 years with TV antennas and tower products. TACO Antennas are designed for both Military and Commercial applications for VHF and UHF frequencies for over 70 years. Each name has goodwill and value in its own market and we have chosen to keep all three names as part of our organization and marketing.

Where is the factory located?

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The factory is located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Does TACO or Wade have any distributors or reps?

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TACO does have various reps around the world. Visit the Sales Agents tab on our website for details. Wade Antenna sells the Delhi products solely through distributors, including the Wade Wireless antennas for Wi-Fi and WiMax applications. A list of the distributors are under the Wade 802.11, Delhi Antenna and Delhi Tower pages.

How long has TACO been in business?

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TACO was established almost 75 years ago, Delhi over 40 years ago and Wade Antenna over 50 years ago. Wade Antenna's current President/CEO has been at the helm of the company 20 years and acquired TACO and Delhi in 2001.

What does TACO stand for?

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The original name was Technical Appliance Corporation.

What's TACO's warranty?

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TACO products are warranted from the date of purchase by the user, to be free of defects in material and workmanship for three years. The obligation of TACO Antenna under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing a defective product at our option.

What's Wade's warranty?

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Wade products are warranted from the date of purchase by the user, to be free of defects in material and workmanship for one year. The obligation of Wade Antenna, Inc. under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing a defective product at our option.

Does ITAR apply?

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TACO Antenna, a division of Wade Antenna, Inc. is registered under the Defence Production Act/Controlled Goods Program in Canada. Therefore, if your company is ITAR registered we may share any controlled goods or technical data.

Is TACO on the GSA Schedule?

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Yes. Our Contract Number is GS-35F-0020R.

Can I purchase direct from the factory?

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TACO Antennas are sold through GSA, sales agents and through our TACO US sales representatives (sales@tacoantenna.com). However, Wade antennas are sold through our distribution system. We will not compete against our distributors and sell direct.

Does Wade and TACO manufacture custom products?

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Wade and TACO have developed several customized antennas to meet the communication demands of our consumers. With a strong engineering background, we are able to engineer solutions to meet even the most difficult environments.

What other options are available with TACO antennas?

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It can vary depending on type and model. Some of our options for our Muldipol antennas are "Lightning Rods", "Obstruction Lights", "2-piece antennas", and "Bird caps".

Are TACO antennas FCC/CSA certified?

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TACO antennas can only be certified as a comlete system which means the antenna, radio equipment as a complete unit. Without the power amplification, certification is not possible

Are the Delhi Towers CSA approved?

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Delhi Tower Products are not CSA approved. Delhi does not manufacture CSA approved products. These products were originally designed for Home TV consumer applications to mount the Delhi antennas. These mounting products are ideal for wireless internet applications for small offices and homes.

What size mast do I need to buy when the mounting diameter lists 1.25" IPS or 2.5" IPS?

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1.25" Iron Pipe Size equals 1.66" OD. 2.5" Iron Pipe Size equals 2.875" OD.

What does LU, LV, UV, UU, CV, CU stand for beside the antenna connectors?

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"LU" Lower UHF, "LV" Lower VHF, UV" Upper VHF, "UU" Upper UHF, "CV Center VHF and "CU" Center UHF.

Does TACO and Wade sell cables, pigtails, etc?

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No, TACO sells antennas only. There are too many variables involved such as the radio, power, obstructions, etc. at each site for us to get into recommendations. Wade Antenna sells commonly used pigtails and LMR400 cable and connectors for Wi-Fi applications.

What does "HPBW" stand for?

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Half Power Beam Width .

What is the difference between dBi and dBd?

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dBi = Gain relative to an isotropic source. dBd = Gain relative to a dipole.

How do I connect a Wade Antenna to an Access Point (AP)?

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Most AP's have a connector to add an external antenna to improve or change the RF signal. Please refer to the AP manufacturer's specifications for the connector type and we can provide you with a cable jumper. Most manufacturers use similar cables and Wade Antenna may have cables in stock.

What is the difference between digital and analog antennas?

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Digital antennas are generally slightly broader bandwidth and have a flatter gain curve over the operating band of frequencies.