[CQ-Contest] Vertical arrays on sloping terrain

Lawrence Stoskopf stoskopf at tri.net
Mon Oct 31 20:27:37 EST 2005

Moxon (before he quit radio and went to photography and then to the great 
radiator in the sky) in "HF Antennas for all locations", p. 140, wrote, 
"Vertical polarization tends to be unattractive when the ground is sloping. 
....the image being tilted back so that it makes little or no contribution 
to the wanted field strength. ..... Situation is even worse with the antenna 
normal to the slope......." 

All this with the verticle on the slope.  Some modeling in order for a 
vertical back a 1/4 wavelength from the slope and on flat ground. 


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