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RE: So what antenna is better ?



> A vertical is second best for LEOs. The only disadvantage is 
> fading if the satellite is linearly polarized.

Umm, from plenty of experience, a vertical is almost useless on 70cm, and
this is the biggest cause of "alligators" on the Mode J FM birds in VK.  The
problem is most commercially built verticals have too low an angle of
radiation, because they're designed for radiation towards the horizon (i.e.
below 10 degrees).

A 1/4 wave or other low gain vertical can work OK, however, though my
personal preference on UHF is for something directional, as gain definitely
helps.
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