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    Alright... I got a present in the mail today! Does the antenna have a specific orientation? I thought that I might be able to hold it up to the light to see the cross hairs... but they aren't visible through the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick View Post
    Alright... I got a present in the mail today! Does the antenna have a specific orientation? I thought that I might be able to hold it up to the light to see the cross hairs... but they aren't visible through the cover.
    At the plane

    It is circularly polarized so it does not have a preferred orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superevan View Post
    At the plane

    It is circularly polarized so it does not have a preferred orientation.
    Thank you for the clarification...

    Isn't a clover leaf circular polarized?
    Isn't it better to have a lobe pointed in direction?

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    The gain toward the lobe is slightly higher than in between lobes. We point a lobe forward so front gain 0.5-1dB more than the back. This raise your chance of having good video on the way back, like we do with a Vee. It does not have to be pointed forward, absolutely.

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    I did a "back-in-stock notification" on your site...
    Are you going to have them back in stock to sell before Tim gets his??
    I see you are already at -6.

    Later,
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    Word must travel really slow. His stock should say -623...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdlg2u View Post
    I did a "back-in-stock notification" on your site...
    Are you going to have them back in stock to sell before Tim gets his??
    I see you are already at -6.

    Later,
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    Dunno, I will finish another batch this week and Tim should received them this week as well.

    Alex, yep this one is a killer.

    -Hugo

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    HugeOne,

    I have read that the beam width is 120 degrees (68 degrees to -3dB), is this both horizontal and vertical?

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    Yep.

    -Hugo

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugeOne View Post
    Yep.

    -Hugo
    Thank you for the help, sorry I am asking so many questions, I am new to directional antennas... I have one more before I go test.

    Is it best to aim the antenna horizontal, or should I tip it up at say a 30 degree angle (34 degrees optimally) so that the vertical beam is maximized for a craft that is flying above the ground.

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