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Another excellent antenna tutorial from David Casler (KE0OG). This time, Dave tackles the controversial issue of which is better: Vertical or Dipole Antennas? Although Dave prefers Dipole antennas, his discussion is objective and straightforward as he compares the pros and cons of each antenna. In many cases, your antenna installation will depend on the space available, with verticals preferred for small urban lots. If you have a larger yard, you may want to consider a halfwave dipole. Both antennas will perform well if you pay attention to details. For those who wish to experiment, try a vertical dipole for the amateur radio bands between 20 and 10 meters. I've used a few vertical dipoles with good results. Dave's explanations are clear and uncomplicated. Dave recommends using Antenna Modeling Software such as EZNEC + to design your vertical or dipole antennas.
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