Figure 68. Best directivity of whip antenna mounted on
d. When a whip is mounted on a vehicle, the metal of the vehicle
vehicle on the opposite side that the whip is mounted on. See figure
e. To improve sky-wave communication using a whip, the antenna
should be bent down so that a 45 degree angle is formed. See figures
69 and 70.
f. An important point to remember is that a whip is a poor
substitute for a quarter-wave vertical or half-wave horizontal