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This video from Dave Casler (KE0OG) is part of a continuing series of programs on Amateur/Ham Radio practices and operations. In this video, Dave tackles the controversial question of what makes a better antenna: Verticals or Dipoles. Dave discusses both types of antennas, using antenna modeling software (EZNEC+) to answer some fundamental questions.
Armed with this information, you can better plan your next antenna based on the environmental and legal parameters of your property. The size of your lot, the existence of deed-restrictions (HOAs/CC&Rs), and your budget will determine how best to use the data shown by Dave. The important thing is to get on the air.
A compromised antenna is better than no antenna at all.
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http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).