Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Wade, Delhi and TACO?
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. We no longer use the Delhi name but customers will sometimes still refer to us by that name due to its longevity and periodic web presence.
TACO Antennas are designed for both military and commercial applications for VHF and UHF frequencies for over 40 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.
How long has TACO been in business?
TACO was established in 1934, Delhi Antenna Products in the 1960â€™s decade, and Wade Antenna in 1950â€™s decade. Wade Antenna (Ltd.) was incorporated in 1989.
Where is the factory located?
The factory is located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Does TACO or Wade have any distributors or reps?
TACO does have various reps around the world. Visit the CONTACT tab on our website for details.
Wade Antenna sells solely through distributors. All contact information can be found under the Wade Antenna web site’s DISTRIBUTORS tab. Find a Canadian distributor here, a US distributor here, and an international distributor here. If you would like to become a distributor, click here.
What does TACO stand for? How is it pronounced?
The original name was Technical Appliance Corporation. It’s pronounced Tay(like day)co.
Can I purchase direct from the factory?
TACO Antennas are sold through GSA, sales agents and through our TACO US sales representatives.
What is TACO's warranty?
With the Exception of our SAT-MP-320 Manpack antenna, 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 SAT-MP-320 has a 1 year warranty.
The obligation of TACO Antenna under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing a defective product at our option.
No merchandise may be returned without prior written authorization. Authorized returns are to be shipped prepaid to the destination specifies on the Return Authorization Form. The RA # must be clearly marked on the address label.
Is TACO on the GSA Schedule?
Yes. Our Contract Number is GS-35F-0020R.
Does TACO manufacturer custom products?
TACO has developed several customized antennas to meet the communication demands of our consumers. With our strong engineering background, we are able to design solutions to meet even the most difficult environments.
What other options are available with TACO antennas?
It can vary depending on the type and model. Some of our options for our Muldipol antennas are “Lightening Rods”, “Obstruction Lights”, “2-piece Antennas”, and “Bird Caps”.
What are TACO's standard paint colors, and what are their RAL number equivalents?
TACO’s Standard paint colors and RAL number equivalents are as follows:
What does LU, LV, UV, UU, CV, CU stand for beside the antenna connectors?
- LU: Lower UHF
- LV: Lower VHF
- UV: Upper VHF
- UU: Upper UHF
- CV: Center VHF
- CU: Center UHF
Does TACO sell cables, pigtails, etc?
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.