The most common mistake made when considering the proper antenna is choosing the proper mount and/or mounting system. One must understand exactly how an antenna attaches to the chosen structure prior to considering the antenna itself. A lack of this understanding can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of additional dollars to attach the chosen antenna to the desired structure. The size of the antenna, the type of the antenna, whether directional or omnidirectional, and how the coax connects to the antenna must all be considered. Not understanding this can not only be more expensive, but can ultimately affect system performance.