At first glance radio operators might say that single band vertical antennas would restrict their operations but that isn’t always. Some of the most popular single band vertical antennas can be found on the VHF and UHF bands and then you have single-band HF uses plus other radio services that are single band such as CB radio.
One asset of a single-band antenna is that it is tuned for maximum efficiency for the frequency it is designed for and you don’t normally need a tuner for such an antenna. Optimum antenna sizes are a quarter wave in length which can be quite large for bands such as the 80 meter or 160 meter bands on ham radio. But the single-band antenna is quite effective on both transmit and receive.
You will see a lot of single-band antennas for VHF ham and non-ham use and also for the UHF bands. Everyone has seen various police and fire vehicles with multiple vertical antennas attached to them.
Many of the larger DXpeditions will make use of a single-band antenna for single-band station operation. For example, a station setup to focus on 160 meters to a particular part of the world will make use of a single-band antenna. Generally a vertical antenna because of transportation restrictions.
What about single-band antennas that are horizontal? Well, the Tilt-N-Raise portable antenna mount was designed for portability. You could use our tilt-over mount with a horizontal antenna but it would require a means of support for the opposing end of the antenna. While not impossible to use the Tilt-N-Raise portable antenna mount for horizontal antenna it would be cumbersome. The support for the opposite end of the horizontal antenna would be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome.
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