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[TowerTalk] Vertical array applications

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical array applications
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:27:47 -0500
At 10:32 AM 3/20/01 EST, wrote:
>In a message dated 3/20/01 7:01:59 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
> writes:
>>  A simple dipole at about .6 wavelength above
>>  average ground shows a gain of 8.7 dBi at 25 degrees takeoff.  In terms of
>>  cost and complexity, there is no comparison.  
>    That's a lot of gain for a dipole. Are you including ground gain? I
>that's the only way you could do that since a dipole is something like 1.5
>over an isotropic. 

~2.2 actually -- but that's the whole point -- ground reflection gain is
what works for the horizontal antenna, and its absence hurts the verticals.

73, Pete N4ZR
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