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Trees & Antennas article

Jan 31st 2018, 16:20

W5CPT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I read the article in the February issue with great interest, but noticed the entire text was devoted to a VERTICAL dipole hung next to a tree. Only one reference to a horizontal dipole which to me seems to be the norm, and all that said was a horizontal antenna would not suffer the same signal degradation that a vertical will. Only once in my 27 years as a ham did I ever put a vertically polarized antenna in the trees, when I build a wire ground plane for 30M, which worked very well. I used it until I put a 43' DXE vertical out in the yard which loads and preforms very well on 30, 40 & 80M.

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