When contesting on HF you often run into a situation where you are working the majority of your stations in Europe. Them, you start to hear stations from South America. So you swing the beam south to pick up the SAs, then you hear more EUs! So you swing the beam to EU, then you hear stations from SA! What’s a contester to do?
So to help resolve this situation we mounted a Hygain TH-5 MK2 mounted permanently south on our repeater tower. This way we can simply use an antenna switch to quickly change from EU to SA on the fly. It works great.