Scott Detloff wrote:
> I have some concern on the closeness of my propossed Beverages and my full
> size vertical.
> The verical has 4 elevated radials, but will soon be ground mounted. One of
> the Beverages will run within 65' of a 170' tower, and about 70' away from
> the vertical.
> Reading ON4UN's book, it says "Large vertical antennas re-radiate strong
> signals and will upset the directivity pattern of Beverage antenna if the
> antennas are seperated by less than 1/4 wavelength."
> I'm looking for your "real world experience" of how much this will really
> effect performance. After the contest last weekend, I'm really looking at
> the posibilities of running a few 800-1000' Beverages in the next few
> months. Any insight you can give would be greatly appreciated.
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I have had up to 6 beverages working at a time spread around 5 acres.
I had one of them which was within 45 feet of my tranmitting antenna, It
was the one which never seemed to have much F/B and noise rejection. It
would work, but the others worked noticably better. I moved it this
season to be about 150 feet away from the transmitting antenna. Much
better now. Its got more F/B and its quieter. Matter of fact I can
hear JA on it about as well as the JA Beverage. So I'm convinced that
it does make a difference.
Hope this real world example helps.
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