Topband: LU5OM shortened dipole (inverted vee) doing a nice job

Mike Waters mikewate at
Mon Jul 17 10:48:19 EDT 2017

On the other hand --depending on the angle and orientation-- there is
*some* vertically polarized RF radiated from an inverted vee. Especially
off the ends.

73, Mike

On Jul 17, 2017 9:40 AM, "Mike Waters" <mikewate at> wrote:

Exactly, Bruce!  I just posted this about polarization on 160:

I wondered about the inverted-L. My guess is that it had a poor ground

73, Mike

On Jul 17, 2017 9:22 AM, "K1FZ-Bruce" <k1fz at> wrote:

There are always exceptions.

A few years ago there was someone that had a inverted V that  worked well
for DX.
 It was found that it was feed with open wire feeders that acted as a
vertical antenna  with top loading.

If  your antenna works well be happy.   Ham radio is a great hobby.

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