THE 5/8 WAVE VERTICAL
used by many, It has deserved a name on the DX-antenna list over the
pattern is also a omni-directional one. It has somewhat higher gain
then his smaller brother (the half wave vertical), actually it is 1,5dB
can often be changed at the bottom of the antenna by changing the coil
dimensions, you can easily change the SWR.
Some manufacturers would like to let you know that with something on top of the antenna (as you can see in the picture above) the antenna will work better this of course is also not true....but it looks nice.
are those who claim high gain. As said the 5/8 wave antenna has 1,5dBD
NO more, no matter what type!
THEN A 5/8 WAVE
see the pattern produced by a 5/8 wave antenna with a length just under
7 meters. When you compare this to a halve wave vertical you can notice
there is only a slight difference, NOT that much though.