My folded dipole for 20m and 17m is currently installed horizontally at a height of about 22 m. The higher elevation lobe is not that directive, so it works well all in Europe. But for DX this antenna works best towards Caribbean and South America, because at these heights directivity is starting to play a big role, at the same time as the lower elevation lobe is getting really low. However, Asia and Pacific are now really hard to work with this installation, check the Eznec diagrams in my earlier posting. What about installing the dipole vertically, hanging at 22m? Before changing the installation, let's check with Eznec:
|The elevation diagram for the folded dipole installed vertically.|
The lower lobe angle is 11 degrees, the higher is 35 degrees.