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Old 02-08-2018, 1:11 PM
davidrfeeney davidrfeeney is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Bucks County, PA
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Originally Posted by wyShack View Post
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.
Yeah, the Jet will be mounted through the 3rd floor window, outdoors, vertically.

If the setup works, I will be able to turn the antenna from vertical to horizontal orientation from inside, through the window. I've been told that horizontal orientation is better for long distance TX? Anyway, it will be nice to be able to experiment easily.

Thanks for your point of view!

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