Life is too short to for long path propagation.
So ask yourself, what's the shortest distance between two points?
That's easy. Straight line propagation is shortest of all. And that's why avant amateurs are eagerly standing by for FE8 Flat Earth Radio by Baba Yagi Radiosportronics, promising seamless wham-bam-thank-you-ham digital QSOs without the fuss or muss of some cock & bull big blue marble of mythical spheroidicity adding precious partial seconds to your operating sessions.
That's right. Those partial seconds add up. Use them collect more awards, spend more time with your family, or to hell with your family and spend more time with your craft brew of choice.
Hang on, Baba's FE8 Flat Earth Radio app will be out in Beta any day now, just as soon as soon as they get a few hyperdimensional physics wrinkles, you know, topologically-speaking, ironed-out.
Until then, sit tight and think about this. If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute. Weather, earth, six of one, half dozen of another.