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[TowerTalk] Natual "V" Dipole

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Natual "V" Dipole
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 13:21:24 -0600
Both a V and inverted V (half wavelength) will have
LESS  GAIN than a FLAT, Horizontal Dipole.

This is because there will be more radiation off the ends
of the V configurations, taking power AWAY from the 
desired broadside radiation.   The smaller the angle
of the V, the greater the reduction in radiation broadside to
the V.  With a 90 degree angle, the reduction in broadside
radiation will be close to 3 dB.

The exact feed-point impedance will depend on the
height of the antenna above ground, but the V antennas
will have a somewhat lower feed-point impedance 
than a flat dipole.

de  Tom  N4KG

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