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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Not really. There is a bit of confusion when it comes to the 3db drop. I will try to explain:

A CP omni antenna eqivalent to a 1.9 dbi Vee has a gain of about .5 db

A Vee has a gain of 1.9.

Thus if you use the Vee on your plane your realized drop is more like 1.5 db, not 3. The reason is that a circular must polarized in all therr dimensions where the Vee only ploarizes in one.

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