I can't imagine that the fence would improve the Beverage...it would
probably have a negative effect - mostly on its directivity.
However, even short, unterminated, poorly grounded pseudo-Beverages will
function and improve the signal-to-noise on the low-bands...so much so that
you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. My temporary 200-foot long one
has all these characteristics and it's a WHOLE lot better than my inverted
Vs/Ls for hearing.
VE9AA is right - just try it!
73 Mike N2MG
> I can't answer your question exactly, but I CAN tell you I've had a few
> bev's and you really won't know until you try.
> At worst it might not work "quite" as well as a top-notch one will.
> I'd try anwyay.
> Good luck.
> BTW, I have one here that weeble-wobbles both up/dn and side to side
> some swampy woods down to the shoreline
> of a small lake and I find it works REALLY well! (bidirectional mostly,
> also in the two worst directions too a little)
> K4BEV wrote:>
> > I want to put up a Beverage antenna, but the only place that I can get
> > distance would run it directly over a grounded 4 foot high wire fence
> > about 1/3 of it's length.
> > Can I put the antenna at 10 feet agl and get it to work; or does it need
> > to be 10' above the fence? Or will the fence just kill the antenna?
> > The wire fence would be just about in the center of the antenna's run,
> > the way.