- Jul 10, 2011
I have used my dipole hung horizontally or in a sloper configuration from about 8 to about 12 foot high but I'm thinking about running it as a inverted V on a painter's pole front about 20 foot tall. I am looking for mostly dx contacts but would like to be able to talk to base stations on sideband that I talk with from time to time with the furthest being about 50 miles from me. I am able to talk with them from my pickup with a Uniden 980 with a RM Italy 203 and a Wilson 1000 mag mount. Should I be able to make local contact up to 50 miles or so with the inverted V at 20 feet?