Notwithstanding the characteristics of any particular vertical
(like the R7000), that old saw should actually be rephrased.
"Verticals near earth radiate and receive poorly in all
directions when not provided with an adequate ground screen."
They actually do pretty well in all directions over an adequate
screen. In some applications better than a horizontal antenna -
even a yagi - would do. The thing that is arguable is whether
the required screen is possible to manage.
73, Eric N7CL
>Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 08:57:07 EST
>Herb, I have an R7, which is very similar to the R7000. My
>advise is DON'T! In a recent wind the bottom ripped open & they
>want about $100 for it. Their parts prices are exhorbitant.
>Besides, I never did much good with it. I'd investigate other
>verticals, if you must have a vertical. The old saying is,
>"Verticals radiate & receive poorly in all directions." HI HI 73
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com