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Best Antenna For Long-Haul DX – Take Off Angles #hamradio

Best Antenna For Long-Haul DX - Take Off Angles #hamradio

The vast majority of DX signals arrive between 3 and 8 degrees off the horizon. This is why I base my antenna models at 5 degrees. Manufacturers do not tell you this, they tell you MAXIMUM antenna gain, regardless of where the signal is going. I think that’s crackers. BTW, here’s the two research papers I discuss:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QEX_Next_Issue/May-Jun_2011/QEX_5_11_Siwiak.pdf
https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/jres/65D/jresv65Dn2p167_A1b.pdf
Enjoy your radio, have fun and more importantly, experiment! Callum, M0MCX
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