The Minion features a more compact size (half as large) and slightly reduced gain than the original Ion. Packing a gain of 2.25dbic, the Minion may be just slightly underpowered when compared to the Ion, but it still outperforms the competition in range and performance. Axial ratio does not suffer in the Minion either with a near perfect Axial ration like the Ion, you can expect the Minion to stop multipathing in its tracks. But there is more! The largest critique we heard after releasing the Ion was aimed at the Ion s rather large nulls. Well, we listened and worked diligently to close these nulls to more manageable sizes. With time and perseverance we were able to all but close the nulls. This is great news for pilots as now they can bank their aircraft with little worry of the null being exposed.
As with standard VAS antennas, the Minion will be available with an SMA connector and our beloved finger wrench. But we also will be adding MMCX and IPX/u.FL to the mix! The Minion will be the first VAS antenna that needs no adapters! Simply purchase the Minion with the connector you want to use and enjoy!