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Thanks for the ARRL reference Mike. I will get that document and see what I can learn. From what I had read it seemed that being able to switch between higher/lower/both might be beneficial.
Very 73 - Mike - K9JRI
It varies with the E-cloud. See ARRL " Beyond the Line of Sight" publication. re: pg 41. It seams to me both a single dipole and stacked elements would both be beneficial depending on the cloud. Switching between the two would tell the story. de K8NS
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Having a ton of fun working FT8 via Es on 50.313 with both my K3s and my KX3. My antenna is a simple dipole at about 30 feet elevation.
My question regards the angle that Es signals arrive. If I stacked another dipole at 12 feet lower the angle of maximum gain lowers significantly. Is the preferred angle of arrival/departure on an Es signal completely random depending on the distance from the E cloud or would the stacked dipoles (Lazy H) always be better?