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Old 02-08-2018, 1:04 PM
wyShack wyShack is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Campbell County, Wyoming
Posts: 424

Most CB is vertically polarized. For local work a dipole should be vertical. The cross polarization 'loss' is around 25 dB at CB frequencies. Some antennas in the past (like the old 'Moon Rakers') had switchable polarity and at least on SSB you could actually 'share' a channel with one contact vertical and the other horizontal. Other than that, I agree that some of the fun is in doing it yourself.
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