YES! Thanks for reminding me. You're absolutely right. And now that you've
reminded me, THAT is exactly the conclusion that K9YC came to.
On 11/1/12 5:02 PM, "Rick Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Kelly Taylor wrote:
>> The model I seem to recall, either by K9YC or W8JI, involved the feedline
>> running to the base of the tower to a choke and then up the tower to
>> choke at the feedpoint.
> And after all that, the elevation pattern would be considerably
> inferior to a dipole, as documented in the ARRL Antenna Handbook
> in a graph illustrating the pseudo Brewster angle effects for
> horizontal vs vertical polarization. There is a reason why
> you rarely see vertically polarized antennas on a tower, unless
> ground wave propagation is involved.
> Rick N6RK
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