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Old 11-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dipole antennas (which is what we use, a quarter wave whip is half of a dipole with the ground acting as phantom second dipole element) do not radiate directly off the tip. So if you point the antenna tip directly at the model, you have the minimum signal going to the model.

But the radiation pattern of a dipole is like a fat donut, so even 3 - 5 degrees angle off the tip has a good signal strength.
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