Beverage antennas have much lower signal strength on receive than other
antennas. The received signal strength on a beverage is usually 6 to 12 db
below a dipole. But because the beverage is very directive, it only hears
noise from one direction, not all directions. Hence the signal to noise
ratio on the beverage is usually much better, allowing you to copy much
weaker signals. But for transmit, your signal will also be 6 to 12 db down,
making the beverage a poor choice for transmit.
Carl Moreschi N4PY
121 Little Bell Drive
Hays, NC 28635
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Rhombics
>I think the Beverage works on a bending of the radiation field very
> close to the ground which benefits receiving but is not an effect the
> antenna can create for transmitting.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
> On 12/5/2010 5:09 PM, JOSEPH DAVIS wrote:
>> 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<email@example.com> 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
>>> 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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