Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> On 7/2/2010 12:51 PM, Kelly Johnson wrote:
>> A co-worker asked me today why hams use horizontally polarized yagi's
>> instead of vertically polarized. Am I correct that it has to do with
>> ground reflection gain?
> All these answers and not one mentioned that on low bands, at least the
> QRN is predominately vertically polarized and using a horizontally
> polarized antenna means listening to less QRN although at times it seems
> difficult to believe when operating 75 or 40 in the summer.
I think that the noise isn't actually polarized.. It's more a matter of
the fine details of the antenna pattern for noise sources that are
physically close to your antenna. I'll see if I can find the references..
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