An inverted vee antenna is a type of antenna in which the two side of the dipole are perpendicular to each other instead of parallel. It is typically used in areas of limited space as it can significantly reduce the ground foot print of the antenna without significantly impacting performance. Viewed from the side, it looks like the English letter "V" turned upside down, hence the name. Inverted vee antennas are commonly used by amateur radio stations, and aboard sailing vessels requiring better HF performance than available with a short whip antenna. Inverted vee antennas are horizontally polarized and they are almost omnidirectional as compared to a traditional dipole in which they have a deep null off the ends.
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