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Old 02-08-2018, 3:00 PM
davidrfeeney davidrfeeney is offline
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Originally Posted by prcguy View Post
Horizontal may have worse skip performance than vertical depending on height. The two basic advantages of horizontal is less man made noise pickup and the ability to turn the antenna and null out interference. In some cases horizontal may work better for skip, sometimes not.

If you dedicate the antenna to vertical and get it above surrounding objects it should work fine for local and skip. At 1/2 wavelength above ground and multiples of 1/2 wavelength the radiation pattern of both a vertical and horizontal antenna will hug closer to the ground, which is better for local and skip, since skip at CB frequencies is usually in the 1,000mi plus range and you want a low glancing angle off the ionosphere for that.
Great info, thank you!

The height would be out of a 3rd floor window, so I am guessing 30+ feet off the ground.

However, it would be only about 3 feet extending outward from the house, in vertical orientation.

We'll see how it all works. If it sucks, I'll buy an ANTRON 99 vertical antenna like I probably should have from the start.

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