Another good question Rod!
All of my Beverages are unterminated. While I can hear JA's on 160 off
back of my 400 ft SE Beverage, a new bi-directional receiving antenna
(off center fed 525 ft wire) shows equal performance to the SE and a
noticable improvement to the NW. My 800 ft East Beverage is
when listening to the Pacific, primarily because the signals which are
copiable on my verticals are usually pretty weak to begin with and need
all the gain one can get. It seems that few Pacific Island hoppers put
good antennas! BTW, an EAST Beverage would be a nice addition to
your antenna farm. Many of my east African/indian Ocean contacts on
160 and 80M would not have been possible without my east Beverage.
(W8JI reported once that a 500 ft unterminated Beverage will show 6 dB
de Tom N4KG
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
>Your comments welcome.
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