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Vertical or Horizontal Antennas? Pros and Cons

Is there a difference between running a horizontal, or a vertical antenna? Which one is better for DX? What takes the least amount of space? Our Ask an Elmer panel discuss this excellent question.

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📻–Radios–📻
Icom IC-7300:
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Icom IC-9700:
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Baofeng UV-5R:
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📶–Antennas–📶
DX Commander ABV (HF):
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Diamond V-2000 vertical (6m/2m/70cm):
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Diamond X-50 (2m/70cm):
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–Test Equipment–
MFJ-259 SWR Analyzer:
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Windcamp Icom IC-705 Bracket:
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Yaesu G-1000DXA rotator:
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BG7TBL GPSDO module:
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📷–Camera/Studio Gear–📷
Canon M50 w/15-45mm:
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Blue Yeti Microphone:
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