Low-gain antenna

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A low-gain antenna (LGA) is an antenna with a broad radiowave beam width. This very wide beam allows for a more reliable signal that is best used in mountainous regions, where the signal will propagate reasonably well regardless of terrain. The mountains become the equivalent of rocks in a stream, surrounded by the flowing waves. Low gain antennas are often used in spacecraft as a backup to the high-gain antenna, which transmits a much narrower beam and is therefore susceptible to loss of signal.[1]

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