Methods of transmitting and receiving wireless signals using a compact antenna having an array of compactly arranged emitters/receivers. Wireless signals are transmitted from an antenna feed to the plurality of emitters/receivers in any appropriate band, such as the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz band and/or the 2.40-2.48 GHz band. The feed is connected to a radio connection point and from there may connect to the plurality of emitters/receivers arranged in a plane (or planes) above an antenna feed connecting the emitting elements to the radio connection point. The antenna feed is positioned between the emitters and a ground plane. Signals (e.g., horizontally and vertically polarized signals) may be emitted from the plurality of antenna radiating surfaces. Methods of manufacturing compact array antennas are also described.