>If you are working mobiles, which are primarily vertical polarized, there
>would be no drawbacks. Vertical polarization would also have a lower angle of
>radiation. However, most all amateur instalations are running yagis that are
>are horizontal, and that would mean a loss in cross polarization.
Harvey, I respectfully disagree for all but the most local conditions.
After the signal has bounced off of the ionosphere, it is no longer
only vertically polarized: in fact, I've read in a number of places that
the predominant mode, after ionospheric bounce, is horizontal polarization.
I cannot verify that because it has been too many years since I read that.
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