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RE: Comments on UO-14



> Jon,
> A 1/2 wl vertical antenna (e.g., a dipole)  has an almost 
> identical elevation 
> pattern to a 1/4 wl GP.  Any distinction is the patterns is 
> meaningless in 
> this context.  I did not mean to imply I could not hear the 
> bird.  In fact, I 
> had 100 % copy from horizon to horizon using a hand-held 
> 3-element beam.  My 
> observations were on the differing behaviors between the two 
> coasts.  What I 
> didn't say was that I never had this kind of problem with 
> AO-27.  I guess it 
> only goes to prove how immensely popular the easy-to-hear FM 
> birds are.  If 
> you are interested in the pattern for the vertical antenna, 
> please see the 
> link below and select "2m Mobile Vertical":

Considering that I have worked UO-14 from a mobile station (whilst actually
mobile) under our much quieter conditions with only 2W and a 1/4 wave on the
car, this observation speaks volumes about the differences in operating
environments.  That was at both high and low elevations.
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