May 17, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T9A03)

Q) Which of the following describes a simple dipole mounted so the conductor is parallel to the Earth's surface?

A) A horizontally polarized antenna

NJ2X Notes:
Horizontal polarization is typically used communicating in HF using.  The simple dipole is the most popular is most easily mounted so the conductors are parallel to the Earth.  Vertical polarization is typically used in VHF and UHF communication applications.