W5LZ said:While it's certainly true about the 'wet noodle' on an open band, the problem with that is that all noodles tend to get very dry waiting for that opening. - lol
About ten years ago I had a MFJ 10 watt 6 meter rig with a dipole antenna up 15 feet. Had it parked on 50.125 for about two months never heard a thing. I thought something was wrong with it. One day I heard some sort of strange noise coming from one of my radios, I checked the CB, HF, scanner and VHF / UHF were is this noise coming from ? The 6 meter rig ! I made about 150 QSO's that week and then it was quiet again.
For line of site contacts, yes. As you mentioned, the signal tumbles once it hits the ionosphere or even in a ducting condition, so this wouldn't always apply here. In other words, its a crap shoot.davegrantsr said:but horizontal to horizontal is usually best.