Sporadic E antenne question

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Sporadic E antenne question

Post by PascalD » 04 Jun 2017 11:44

When receiving fm by Sporadic E is antenne orientation critical for reception similar for tropospheric dx or is not important ?

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Re: Sporadic E antenne question

Post by satnipper » 04 Jun 2017 13:25

For Sporadic E it is not critical though most dxers will prefer horizontal orientation.

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Re: Sporadic E antenne question

Post by daveB » 04 Jun 2017 17:23

I have found that many low powered vertical stations have been received at good strength on horizontal poarisation. Low power being 500 watts down to 20 watts (as listed in FMList)
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