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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:29 AM
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1280 V antenna range

What is the difference in the signal strength on a typical VTx V antenna? front to rear, how much actual distance does it generally mean? Of course I'm considering facing the V toward the tail and I'm trying to determine the value.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:17 AM
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IBcrazy wrote that it gives a "slight" difference if I remember correctly, not sure what that means
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:48 PM
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The open end of the vee has a bit better transmission than the pointy end. Therefor its recommended to have the open end towards the nose of the aircraft so you dont lose signal after you've turned around.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:24 PM
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The reason is polarization. Te Vee has no balun on it and therefore it will tilt slightly in favor of the open end of the antenna. Range difference is imperceptible.

-Alex
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:15 PM
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That's what I wanted to hear, Thanks!
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