Gary Myers wrote:
>I modeled > a dipole for 20 at 30'. This gives me 6.8dbi at 34 degrees if
>memory serves me. This is 1/2 wave height which I would have thought a
>vertical would blow away yet the vertical is ~4 db lower in gain! Even the 4
>square vertical array is 1 DB down from this simple dipole!!!????? What am I
>doing wrong? Also I always thought the 1/2 wave sloper was a
> directional antenna yet it is not when I model it?? Ahhhhhhh!!!!!
> I want to see the difference between a vertical and a dipole at 110 for
> 80 meters but it keeps looking like the dipole is the way to go.
I would suspect you are not changing the angle at which the vertical is
maximum. Get the TO angle for the vertical and then enter that angle
the dipole version and see what you get.
Apples and oranges don't compare.
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