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[TowerTalk] Horizontal + Vertical Polarization Question

Subject: [TowerTalk] Horizontal + Vertical Polarization Question
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:09:57 EST
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Hey Guys,

Has anyone experimented with feeding both a horizontally polarized and 
vertically polarized antenna simultaneously on HF?  Such as, feeding a 
polarized yagi and a  vertical on 20, 15, or 10 meters?

I did this years ago on 2-meters and the results were tremendous.  It greatly 
reduced QSB on distant stations and seemed to increase overall ground-wave 
coverage.  Since HF signals are getting bounced off the e-layer perhaps there 
would be less or no advantage.  On the other hand, both antennas would have 
different take-off angles... which could help when  contesting?

How would recommend we feed this system: in phase, out-of-phase, no phase!

All idears welcomed!  I'd like to try this in CQWW in a couple weeks.

Thanks & 73's,  Dick- K9OM 

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