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Sloping dipole
a dipole with gain

A sloping dipole is constructed using a standard 1/2 wave dipole mounted in a metal mast. Because of its low angel of radiation, the sloping dipole is very useful for DX. The metal support acts as a reflector and gives the dipole a slight amount of gain directed off the sloped front of the antenna, as shown in the picture.
The higher the feedpoint is above ground the lower the radiation angle will be. However, excellent results can be had when the ground end of the antenna is only a feet above the earth. Three or four slopers in different directions can be installed and connected to a coaxial switch to remotely control the direction of the antenna.

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