There was an article in one of the ARRL Antenna Compendiums that explored
the halfsquare in various arrangements.
If the horizontal wire isn't horizontal, as in running down a hill, the
wires aren't positioned correctly to do their stuff. The pattern is
If you can put up a taller pole on the downhill side, that will help at that
You can shorten the uphill vertical by bending it out in the center, sort of
a knee bending. It is still the right length electrically, but takes up a
vertical pole height if necessary.
Good luck and 73
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