Originally Posted by flyboy321
How come this doesn't work as good with the vee?
This is a circularly polarized antenna. it works best with other circularly polarized antennas. Linearly polarized antennas such as the Vee will experience a 3db polarization loss.
The bluppnik and turnstile are dual polarized. The caltrop is eliptically polarized. These all will match the helical fairly well, but not perfectly. These antennas were designed to work with both linear and circularly polarized antennas.
The best match to the helical is the Skew-planar wheel.