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Old 7-Nov-2014, 2:29 PM   #5
ADTech
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But it's just UHF - unlikely it will pick up any VHF stations, even the close-in one.
It's not THAT nearsighted on VHF... But, VHF reception will be at odd angles, exacerbated by the seemingly infinite variations of panel alignment. YMMV.

Only one of the field tests I conducted with the DB8e prior to its launch was in a location that included anything VHF, a rest area on I-55 about 30 miles south of Springfield IL. Channel 13 came in fine from about 30 miles away over flat ground.

I will point out that the VHF dipole as far more reliable in that its performance and pattern is well established and documented, therefore predictable.
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