Robert Chudek - K0RC wrote:
> Jim Brown, K9YC wrote: "BUT - in my experience, vertical dipoles don't
> work very well on the HF bands."
It is difficult to feed a vertical dipole in the traditional
way in the center without the feedline affecting the pattern.
It is also tricky to feed it from the bottom, as a half wave
vertical. I did some direct A/B tests comparing a 1/4 wave
vertical to a 1/2 wave vertical on 20 meters. They were
virtually indisinguishable, with maybe a slight edge going
to the 1/2 wave vertical. You can call that a vertical dipole
if you want. It had no radials by the way, while the 1/4 wave
vertical had 32 1/4 wave radials. YMMV.
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