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[Towertalk] Beverage over a wire fence

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Subject: [Towertalk] Beverage over a wire fence
From: (Michael Gilmer)
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 21:11:33 -0400
I can't imagine that the fence would improve the 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 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

VE9AA wrote:

> 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.

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