Originally Posted by volto
built your vee and ground plane, and now they are obsolete
Yep, second best. Yet still better than anything available 2 years ago. The Vee/ground plane has longer range if you are standing out in the middle of nowhere. Most model airfields I have been to fall into this category. The more remote the location is, the better linear polarization is. However in noisy environments with lots of objects which a signal can reflect, circular polarization becomes a better option. It also is more consistent.