The dipole antenna, how industry defines it

All dipole antennas... according to the IEEE

Is a dipole antenna defined by its behavior alone or also how one energizes it? The answer exists in IEEE and historical literature.

2 Meter, 5/4 Wave Antenna Revealed

In a previous post we debunked the 2 meter 5/4 wave antenna as actually an end-fed full-wave antenna resulting in a poor radiation pattern hardly optimal for terrestrial use. The fix was to turn it into a collinear with the addition of a 180 degree phased stub between the two half-wave sections.

Thus, the 2 meter 5/4 wave antenna is bunk… or is it?

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