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1. Topband: Beverage antenna information (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:30:23 -0400
My Beverage notes are not easily found. When searching, other same named sites include alcoholic drink information. Going directly to works well for those wanting
/archives//html/Topband/2009-03/msg00047.html (6,692 bytes)

2. Re: Topband: Good or bad conductivity (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 15:03:11 -0400
Jerry, Good Information. The short ground rod does not hold merit in areas with winter frozen earth or the "baked pottery" top soil of summer. A 9 foot ground rod can get down into moisture, and some
/archives//html/Topband/2009-04/msg00082.html (7,387 bytes)

3. Topband: The East Coast Advantage (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:04:30 -0800
with no takers...and this, at some 1.5 - 2 hours before local sunset! band...Hi Hi. (Driving away from high population noise making) Here in mid coast Maine, it has a lot to do with a lower noise fl
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00369.html (7,573 bytes)

4. Topband: Trees And RF (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 16:01:09 -0800
Air cooled dummy load? US Army contractor paper on using trees _______________________________________________ 160 meters is a serious band, it should be treated with respect. - TF4M
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00068.html (7,187 bytes)

5. Topband: Fw: Trees and RF (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 20:56:58 -0800
You have it right Rich, A tree antenna book could be titled "Entertaining the neighbors" 73 Bruce Adding more radials stopped it and the antenna was stable summer and winter. I believe it has nothing
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00088.html (7,076 bytes)

6. Topband: Different Power Line noise thread (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:53:31 -0800
Power company high lines can develop a Wet-Corona in fog & wet weather. 73 Bruce-K1FZ re: All power line noise stops when it gets wet? GB & 73 K5OAI Sam Morgan _______________________________________
/archives//html/Topband/2009-12/msg00031.html (6,919 bytes)

7. Re: Topband: 5/8 vertical (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 21:41:17 -0800
Yes, As current radiation is raised in the vertical, longer radials are needed. Horizontal antennas are seldom used on 160 meters and below. The up to 6db ground reflection for horizontals up 1/2 wav
/archives//html/Topband/2009-12/msg00039.html (7,063 bytes)

8. Re: Topband: 5/8 vertical (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:50:33 -0800
Only a nibble, not a bite, The question had to do with using a 5/8 wave vertical and radials. In early days of AM radio, and I have spent most of my work life in Broadcasting Engineering, a 5/8 wave
/archives//html/Topband/2009-12/msg00051.html (8,899 bytes)

9. Topband: European SDR on 160m (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:01:12 -0800
The SDR problem has a similarity to "Athletes on steroids" Maybe "DXCC assisted" a new category? But much of the 160 meter prestige came from solving near overwhelming antenna/noise problems. The con
/archives//html/Topband/2010-01/msg00019.html (7,331 bytes)

10. Topband: Winter Ground rods (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:37:22 -0800
Winter antenna installation ground rod problems? A battery powered drill can penetrate the frozen top soil, for a good start. 73 Bruce-K1FZ _______________________________________________ UR RST IS .
/archives//html/Topband/2010-01/msg00114.html (6,213 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: Winter Ground rods (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:26:42 -0800
Masonry bits are available to 18" length. Herman & Central, custom makes bits to 42 inches but gets excpensive. Rcommend check your local equipment rental stores to see what is available for your are
/archives//html/Topband/2010-01/msg00118.html (7,760 bytes)

12. Topband: bidirectional beverage VS not terminating beverage (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:13:36 -0800
Electric fence wire is about $ 22.00 per quarter mile stateside. Hold it up with fence insulators or wire ties. Earle K6SE (sk) got fabulous front to back ratios as per a survey I took years ago. He
/archives//html/Topband/2010-01/msg00223.html (8,045 bytes)

13. Topband: B&W wattmeter. (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:21:12 -0800
Had my dummy load connected, through the antenna switch, to my 160 meter vertical array. Took a summertime, near lightening strike. One of the items damaged was the B&W model 374 Dummy load- Wattmete
/archives//html/Topband/2010-01/msg00248.html (6,819 bytes)

14. Topband: RF earth ground instability (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:48:20 -0800
In Broadcasting, a large number (120 in U.S.) of radials are required since the 1930's. This gives seasonal frequency, current, (array phase), stability to vertical polarized antennas. The problem ap
/archives//html/Topband/2010-02/msg00063.html (7,527 bytes)

15. Topband: Beverage notes (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 14:40:32 -0800
Beverage notes have been expanded. Also photos of my BOG antenna. Bruce-K1FZ _______________________________________________ UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
/archives//html/Topband/2010-05/msg00048.html (6,481 bytes)

16. Topband: Receive antenna pattern. (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 15:02:03 -0800
Remember modeling only tells you what your receiving antenna pattern may look like. With the help of a GPS and portable reviver with an S meter, you can get a better idea of what the pattern really i
/archives//html/Topband/2010-06/msg00001.html (7,595 bytes)

17. Topband: VERTICAL SPACING (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:58:42 -0800
I second Brian's posting. Spent most of my work years in Broadcasting, and have used modeling programs for years. But most highly successful low band antennas require the time to take measurements an
/archives//html/Topband/2010-06/msg00027.html (7,767 bytes)

18. Topband: Vertical Spacing (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 13:50:08 -0800
This method can work. But if one element is off, (due to a bad ground connection or other), the good element is pulled down to that level. The user may never know he is settling for 2nd best. I will
/archives//html/Topband/2010-06/msg00029.html (7,485 bytes)

19. Topband: Fw: The 500 Foot Beverage (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:32:16 -0800
I think the white color is visible & they just step over it. It's difficult to beat a properly terminated Beverage. I have one that is between knee and hip height. Works like a champ. Think you are r
/archives//html/Topband/2010-07/msg00029.html (7,034 bytes)

20. Topband: Beverage termination test. (score: 1)
Author: "Bruce" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 08:12:36 -0800
Harold Beverage and Clarence Hansell used an amp meter near the end of the wave antenna (Beverage) at long wave station 1XAO at Belfast in the 1920's. They found that as the termination value was cha
/archives//html/Topband/2010-07/msg00059.html (6,864 bytes)

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