DARC WORKED ALL EUROPE CONTEST -- 1995
Call: S50D (Op. S57AD) Country: Slovenia
Mode: CW Category: Single Unlimited
BAND QSO QTC Cty Mult
80 49 22 18 72
40 161 157 29 87
20 237 512 40 80
15 38 80 23 46
10 4 0 4 8
Totals 489 771 114 293 => 369,836
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
IC-751A + SB-220
PC 386 + CT 9.15
Packet: TS-711 + PK-88
Antennas: 80 - sloping dipoles
40 - 2 el. wire loop
20-10 - TH6DXX @ 20 m
1) 09:16 - 11:50 (Saturday)
2) 04:07 - 10:54 (Sunday)
3) 20:30 - 24:00 (Sunday)
Club Affiliation: Slovenia Contest Club
This is to certify that in this contest I have operated
my transmitter within the limitations of my license and have
observed fully the rules and regulations of the contest.
Signature: Mirko Sibilja, S57AD
Radioklub "Krsko" S50D
Krsko, SI 68270
>From Robert Penneys <email@example.com> Sun Aug 20 13:57:30 1995
From: Robert Penneys <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Robert Penneys)
Subject: NAQP results, HA!
What a turkey. Stinkeroonissimo. 111 x 52 = 5772
Part time, wire up 10', etc.
Bob Penneys, WN3K Internet: email@example.com
Frankford Radio Club N.E.R.D.S.
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Alastair Beaton) Sun Aug 20 14:18:18 1995
From: email@example.com (Alastair Beaton) (Alastair Beaton)
Subject: New radios
In reply to K8DO, the thing I would remove from most HF radios would be the
(Who definetely got out of bed the wrong side this morning)
>From Frank Donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun Aug 20 16:35:12 1995
From: Frank Donovan <email@example.com> (Frank Donovan)
Subject: Phased Beverages! (was: EVE vs Beverage?)
I use separate phased Beverage (note the capitalization, this is a
man's name!) arrays on 160M, 80M and 40M. (hey... why do u refer to 80M
as 75M??? 300 divided by 3.75 = 80 !!! Or have ur SS interests caused
to to forget about (80M!) freqs below 3900 kHz?)
If u are planning to use a simple Beverage antenna, as opposed
to phased Beverages, u can certainly use a 580 foot Beverage on both 80
and 160. A 580 foot Beverage antenna works very well on 80M although a 580
foot Beverage antenna (not array) isn't long enuf to work particularly well on
160M... A pair of phased 580 foot Beverages with 270 spacing makes a
fabulous 160M receiving antenna however, likewise a pair of 295 or 440
foot Beverages with 135 foot spacing on 80M! N2RM uses a pair of phased
Beverages with compromise spacing that work well on both 80 and 160.
Here are some factors to keep in mind when selecting Beverage antenna length:
1. As W1WCR points out in his Beverage Antenna Handbook (results easily
confirmable with EZNEC), certain preferred lengths produce a very desirable
"cone of silence" off the back of the antenna. The preferred cone of
silence lengths are (it is NOT necessary to use precision lengths,
furthermore, ideal Beverage antenna length is somewhat affected by local
160M: 290 ft, 585 ft, 880 ft, 1160 ft
80M: 150 ft, 295 ft, 440 ft, 580 ft
40M: 75 ft, 150 ft, 225 ft, 295 ft
2. Longer Beverage antennas produce POORER front-to back ratios! Beyond
the minimum useful Beverage length (the first length in 1 above), about 3 to
4 dB of front-to-back is lost each time the length of the Beverage is
doubled! As a result, the first two "cone of silence" lengths would be
preferred if (but only if!) front-to-back were the primary design factor...
3. Short Beverage antennas have a very broad main lobe, poorer
response to low angle signals and lower sensitivity... Of the four
lengths listed under number 1 above, the shortest length has a 3 dB
beamwidth of almost 180 degrees, not very desirable! The second length
has a 110 degree beamwidth (better, but still not good...), the third length
has an 80 degree beamwidth and the longest length has very desirable 50
degree beamwidth (but only 17-18 dB front-to-back ratio...).
The clear advantage of phased half-wavelength-spaced pairs of Beverages
is that you get the front-to-back ratio advantage of short Beverages, the
narrow beamwidth and sensitivity of long Beverages, and the fantastic
front-to-side ratio resulting from the phased pairs that is unavailable
with any single Beverage antenna length!
In summary: On 160M I'd suggest phased 585 or 880 foot Beverages spaced 270 ft.
On 80M the preferred phased Beverage lengths are 295 or 440 feet, spaced 135 ft
On 40M the preferred phased Beverage lengths are 150 ft or 225 ft spaced 70 ft.
N2RM's compromise of two 580 foot Beverages spaced 200 feet is a proven
performer on both 80 and 160.
On Sat, 19 Aug 1995, Rich L. Boyd (KE3Q) wrote:
> Tnx for the info on beverages. Guess I should stick to those particular
> I guess you use separate beverages for 160 and 75. ?
> Otherwise, is a 440' beverage for 80 a lot better than using the 585'
> (160M) beverage on 80 as well?