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Author Topic: Static crashes disappear on vertical  (Read 4112 times)
KA2FIR
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« on: July 10, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »

Hi,

I noticed recently while listening to 17m that when I switched from my G5RV to a big stick vertical the static crashes practically disappeared. I'm attributing this to differences in angle of radiation between the antennas. The static crashes must be arriving at a higher angle that a vertical antenna doesn't favor. Has anyone else ever observed this?

Tnx,

Mike
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W8JX
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 06:31:49 PM »

Hi,

I noticed recently while listening to 17m that when I switched from my G5RV to a big stick vertical the static crashes practically disappeared. I'm attributing this to differences in angle of radiation between the antennas. The static crashes must be arriving at a higher angle that a vertical antenna doesn't favor. Has anyone else ever observed this?

Tnx,

Mike

Usually horizontal type antennas tend to me quieter but it can work in reverse too. Cross polarization is typical a 20 db or so loss.
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