For your wire dipoles, do you worry about what apex angle it’s designed/tuned for?
90° is allegedly the best from my researching, but clearly that cannot always be achieved, especially on the longer bands and shorter portable masts.
On this thread:
I found this interesting point from Andy:
So it would sound like taking a hit on wider angle over close to ground is preferable (and makes sense)
I’m using the rather spiffing link dipole designer on the SOTAmaps page:
And clearly changing the angle changes the designed resonant length. How much of a variation would you see in practice?
I’m trying to cater for 2 mounting heights, and then of course the unknown variable that is on site location…
I was planning on a linked dipole for 20m, 30m and 40m. Does that sound sensible?
My thinking being that the 30m dipole should also work hopefully on 15m without a tuner.