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A folded metal boxed dipole is of considerable interest as a broadband antenna element, and has good potential for use in low cost base station antenna design for wireless communications. In this paper, experimental and simulation results are presented which include both a folded metal single dipole, and a dual polarized boxed dipole. The results show that this new dipole element has excellent gain performance and radiation pattern profile, and results are closely correlated to simulated values. The use of this type of dipole eliminates the need for cable assemblies and costly circuit boards.