The way I understand it from the wiki, typically when upgrading from a non-rotator with omnidirectional antenna to a rotator with directional antenna, the latter one simply outperforms the former.
I’m considering building a station, starting with a non-rotating setup. In the future, I would ideally like to keep the omnidirectional station alongside a new rotator-directional one. I don’t like the idea of decommissioning working hardware when wanting to upgrade.
Is there any type of omni-directional antenna that would be useful to have alongside a directional one, that isn’t simply doing the same thing, but ‘worse’?
I don’t have enough knowledge on the topic regarding different antenna types and broadcasts that they might be able to capture, so this is why I was hoping for some advice from the community.
Both homemade and purchased omni-directional antennas are fine - I’m just curious if there is some setup that wont become obsolete if I decide to create rotating station, and will provide different type of data that the other wont.