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Re: [TenTec] Rhombics

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Rhombics
From: JOSEPH DAVIS <iloveantennas@dishmail.net>
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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:09:06 -0500
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OK on Beverage Eff.  Most use Beverage to receive and vertical or
dipole to transmit. I am still thinking why the Beverage is so
ineffecient for transmitt.  jjdavis

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 4:14 PM, Richards <jruing@ameritech.net> wrote:
> We used a steerable two Beverage array  (receive only) for the 160 M SSB
> contest last Feb, and it was fabulous.  I would not want to transmit on
> that.  Final results... 5th place in North America and First in Section
> 8.  (We had as many contacts as some of the others, but guys on the East
> Coast with multipliers to EU killed us...)
> The steerable Beverage array was a wonderful receiving antenna - we
> could null off direction signals, and focus on the immediate contact we
> were taking at the moment - a very helpful tool dealing with the pileups.
> We used a tower as a vertical transmitting antenna, which worked great.
> I doubt if I will ever have either of those on my suburban lot.
> ==========================  JHR  ===============================
> On 12/5/2010 3:30 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> If u have land consider the Beverage antenna.  I have two and they are
>>> simple to build and performance is excellent.
>> Depends what you mean by performance. You can get a good directional
>> pattern with a Beverage, and their efficiency is very low.
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