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Re: [TowerTalk] low band receiving antennas options

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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 10:00:08 +0100
> In the chart on pg 7-9 the chart on cone of silence lengths I see 
> that the length of 92 meter comes up for 160 80 and 40 meters it is th
e only 
> one that fits all 3 bands. Now if I did my math right this works out t
> about 301 ft which I understand is considered a short Beverage and sho
> Beverages don't work well.
> Now I think I could get 2 of these short Beverages in behind the house
> running NE/SW and NW/SE If I made them bi-
directional I would be covering 
> most of the DX areas from my QTH ( TX).
> Is this a bad idea? 

Since a short beverage hasn't so much directivity, the first good 
option to take advantages is not to make it bidirectional.
The pattern improvement lengthening such antenna from 90m to 120m is 
surely noticeable on 160m, meanwhile the detriment on the highest band 
is quite questionable.
Giving up to the highest band (40m) where other type of antennas can 
also provide good results, a stack of beverages separated about 40m 
horizontally would make an antenna that performs excellent on 80 and 
that's much more effective on 160 than the single one.

Mauri I4JMY

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