Re: Welcome! and propagation question
Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
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Get your antenna up higher. A 40 meter antenna at 12 feet high is just "warming the worms". Most all your radiation is straight up, and little over the face of the earth.
If you have a tree or other support, put the center of the dipole up as far as you can and operate the antenna as an inverted VEE. If the ends of the antenna are at 12 feet, that is OK, just get the center up as high as you can.
An effective antenna is 1/4 wavelength to 1/2 wavelength high. For 40 meters that is 33 to 66 feet.
On 10/28/2015 1:46 PM, ve4feb@... [4sqrp] wrote: