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[aprssig] What a diffeence an antenna makes

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Oct 31 20:26:29 UTC 2005


wa8lmf2 at aol.com wrote:

> .    (This is exactly the reason why VHF/UHF quarter-wave whips are 
> mounted on the belly of aircraft instead of the upper side of the 
> fuselage. )


I should have qualified this by saying "for air to ground comms".   For 
GPS, sat com, or any other application where you want to radiate 
skyward, you would mount the whips on the top.



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