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Vertical or Dipole

Jun 25th, 17:56

ipitel

Joined: Jun 22nd, 15:07
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Hi, I am new to ham and I getting my equipment on order. I am totally torn on the antenna. I cannot get a solid answer on what to buy. I did think a vertical without radials would be the best solution. Some say it does not work well, but it appears many mount their antenna too low to give it positive results. A multiband end-fed dipole is my other alternative, but I am getting mixed opinions.. Any help on sorting things out is appreciated.
Jun 25th, 21:48

W1VT

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Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I'd use a dipole if I can get it at least 30 feet up in the air inexpensively with trees or similar supports. A vertical is generally the better option if you have no existing supports and the antenna needs to be self supporting.

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