How high off the ground was the bottom of the bottom half of the vertical
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From: "Rick Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 63
> 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.
> Rick N6RK
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