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A while back when discussing the half wave slopers it was mentioned
that bending the lower portion of the dipole back would give a lower
angle of radiation.
My question is where would the bend occur? would it be at the center
(feed point) with the lower half of the dipole being horizontal? IOW
the dipole would form a right triangle with the tower. The bottom half
would be horizontal with the top half being on about a 45 degree angle.
This would be the simplest, easiest, and take the least room.
This would require a bit of insulated line so the sloping part could
reach the tower. Depending on how far from the tower the horizontal
section ended (I'd prefer at least 10') then the extended portion for
the top would run around 40', plus a bit.
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