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Homework Help: Orientation of Receiver Antennas given orientation of transmitter

  1. Mar 8, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An electric dipole antenna used to transmit radio waves is oriented vertically. At a point due north of the transmitter, how should a second electric dipole antenna be oriented to serve as a reciever?

    2. Relevant equations

    Im not sure if my answer below makes sense, is there a good way to solve this type of problem?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The second dipole should be oriented vertically in line with the electric field wave.
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  3. Mar 8, 2012 #2


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    Your answer is fine. You want the two antennas to be oriented parallel to each other.
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