> Dave and Ty mentioned using vertical polarization for triband tests. This
> is usually NOT recommended for HF antennas on a ground-reflection range
> using the gain-transfer method. As stated in the IEEE Std 149-1979 (Test
> Procedure for Antennas), page 101:
For the very same reason, a LONG test distance is also not
recommended for horizontal antennas.
Moisture content, soil conductivity, and scattering all affect field
strength since at a long distance the FS is actually being
measured in a null caused by ground effects.
73, Tom W8JI
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