On Sun, 2 Nov 1997 03:10:05 -0600 email@example.com (Roderick M.
>I have two Beverages: one pointed to the NE and one to the SE. They
>originate in ICE baluns and are terminated at the far end with 450
>Question: Can I simply unterminate them and leave them as they are
>have bidirectional Beverages? Is there any adverse consequence other
>the "front to back" ratio? I'm trying to limit the number of these
You didnt mention the wavelength and bands of interest Rod but:
- A bi-directional Beverage will show about a 3dB loss in its favored
direction compared to a terminated one. This is assuming a full wave on
160M. The loss goes up with frequency.
- F/B is usually the prime reason to install a Beverage. If you are
prepared to give up a lot of SNR then unterminated is an option. Another
choice is a 2 wire affair ( which many have extreme difficulty getting to
work properly) or feeding the single wire from both ends.
There is no free lunch on the low bands!
GL Carl KM1H
>Your comments welcome.
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com