For quick and easy communications up to 200 miles or more, the new 2M HO LOOP provides an omnidirectional, HORIZONTALLY polarized signal ideal for mobile and base operations on sideband and CW. Horizontal polarity permits a single HO loop to pick up 4+dB of ground gain that verticals can't. As with most horizontally polarized antennas, performance improves dramatically with height above ground. By stacking two HO LOOPS, another big gain jump occurs (see pattern and note great reduction of high angle lobes). HO LOOPS do not need a counterpoise, so mounting options are simplified. Mounting 18" high, in the middle of a vehicle roof produces 2 dBd gain in a ball pattern upward for LEO satellite and modest terrestrial operation.