Antenna Mystery Solved?

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Antenna Mystery Solved?

Operation on 40m during a statewide exercise left me wondering why more stations weren't hearing me. WSPR net operation the next morning showed responses from Japan (2) Indonesia and western Australia! I rechecked my EZNEC model for the antenna and found there was a strong lobe straight west, with most other directions down 5-6 db. OK, look out, DX to the west, hi!
W7VN, Brookings, coastal Oregon