Which is better: Vertical or Dipole?

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This is post 2380 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

In this video, David Casler (KE0OG) tackles a decades-old question:  What antenna is better--Vertical or Dipole?

Dave uses Antenna modeling soft wear (EZNEC+) to provide basic answers.  Of course, your results will vary, depending on height above ground, the purpose of the antenna (DX or local contacts), and geographical features, such as soil, trees, location, and weather.

You could build both antennas and test the suggestions for yourself.  In my experience, an Inverted Vee antenna combines the advantages of both antennas.  But, as the old saying goes, "your mileage may vary."  

Why not experiment and see what works for you?

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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