I compared a 90 foot high inverted
vee on 20 meters to a ground mounted
vertical. About 3/4 of the time,
they were too close to tell apart.
The rest of the time, the vee was
a few dB better. One time late at
night, the vee was much better than
the vertical on a station in India.
I also compared the vertical to a
30 foot high dipole. They were equal
for DX, but the dipole was 6 dB or
so better on short skip.
The average guy on a city lot is
probably better off with the 30
ft high dipole, because of ground
clutter and poor ground conductivity.
My vertical was in the clear over
good ground with lots of radials.
Rick Karlquist N6RK
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tom Rauch
> Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 6:02 PM
> To: email@example.com; Gene A. Williamson
> Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Inverted "L" on 40/80?
> Also it should have added a comment about N6RK, who I believe has
> made some twenty meter over-the-air comparisons between
> verticals and
> dipoles. Rick?
> 73, Tom W8JI
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