Thanks to Dave Casler (KE0OG) for tackling the controversial question of the better antenna--verticals or dipoles.
The short answer is "it all depends"...
"Vertical or dipole? Which is better for you? Antenna modeling software (EZNEC+) helps answer the question!"
Dave does a good job of laying out the pros and cons of each antenna design. Your choice will depend on many environmental, material, and permitting factors. About all you can do is experiment to see which design works best for you. As for myself, I use several antenna types, including dipoles, verticals, and loops. All work well for specific applications. Your results will vary.
Dave's explanations are clear, concise, and "right on the money."
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).