At 10:32 AM 3/20/01 EST, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 3/20/01 7:01:59 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>> 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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