If you want a good test, run it as a blind test>
Get yourself a two position switch and ask someone else to
connect the coaxes from the two antennas to the switch, and
simply number the
switch positions as 1 and 2. Then run your tests without
antenna is connected to each position. This blind procedure
remove the personal bias that we have to our favorite or
In the 80's a few of my buddies on 75 meters kept slamming
the thing. One fellow in particular was really slamming
G5RV's all the time.
After modeling showed only a fraction of a dB difference on
80 meters, I installed one. It was end-to-end with an 80
meter dipole at 80-100 feet.
When I would test the antennas and say "G5RV" for the G5RV,
it would lose to the dipole almost 100% of the time.
When I would say antenna A and antenna B, it was a virtual
tie. No one knew the difference.
When I would call the G5RV a dipole and the dipole a G5RV,
the G5RV (being called a dipole) would win hands down. The
dipole, being called a G5RV, would almost never have an
equal or better report.
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