From what I have read I agree with you.
However, if you modify the low above ground 75m antenna from a flat top to
an inverted V then, I think that the antenna radiates similar to a
vertical. I have a loaded dipole (total length about the same as 40m
dipole) with the apex 21ft above the ground, ends about 15ft, oriented
about NE to SW. Where I am, Alaska is broadside of my antenna. I have
been told numerous times that I 'always boom' into AK. I have worked about
4 different station there including a QRP10. Now the other broadside would
be to the US East Coast. I have worked WV, MD, DE FL etc. Off the ends I
have worked CA, HI, & ON QU. My power is only 100w SB on 75m.
I donot know but I tried what I had and it seems to work. Over a year I
Chris opr VE7HCB
At 08:19 PM 2002-01-01 +0000, Tom Osborne wrote:
> > Marginal performance. If you do this antenna, it should be >oriented N
> to S to give you best results for west coast contacts.
>I may be wrong, but I don't think it makes any difference which
>way the antenna is oriented if it's only 70 feet off the ground.
>Most of the RF is shooting straight up in the air anyway. That
>height would be the equivalent of having a 10 meter antenna about
>5 feet off the ground. 73 and HNY
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