questions about trimming an antenna

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Re: questions about trimming an antenna

Postby Ken W2KB » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:56 pm

EdM wrote: The longer antennas (3/8 & 5/8) do do some enhancement, but at the expense of lowering the vertical angle of reception.


But lowering the angle of reception is beneficial for receiving rail signals, detrimental for receiving inflight aircraft signals. ;-)

The reduction in mobile flutter is also a plus for the 5/8. Worth the extra 3db of gain? That's a very fact and individual specific question.
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