[TenTec] Even MORE on vertical antennas!

Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX RMcGraw@Blomand.Net
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:26:13 -0500

Been there, done that, see my earlier post on using a vertical and a
horizontal wire on HF packet and AMTOR.

Pete is correct.

Now if you want to discuss and observe rotation, join me on 144 MHz or 432
MHz for my EME operation. Oh yes, I use a Tentec Omni VI+ for the receiver
and the exciter.   I wish I had a horizontal AND a vertical polarized array.
However, if I were gonna put that much aluminum in the air, I'd make it all
one BIG array.


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Even MORE on vertical antennas!

> Billy, the "it ain't polarized after it's reflected" is another "old hams
> tale." The literature does not support that fable, nor does practical
> experience.
> You will find many signals that are too weak to work on a beam that are
> workable on a decent vertical.  If you encounter fading changing the
> polarization will quite often make a workable signal out of one below the
> noise level.
> So don't argue with the old man. Try it and be convinced.
> 73  Pete AC5E
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