We'd have to define "doesn't work well". The pattern will be basically the
same, but the signal level will be down a bit due to the higher conductivity
under the antenna.
My favorite Beverage antenna sites are all on the coast and the antennas go
all the way to the beach. I know that's not an island, but I've never had
any complaints about signal level. In fact, those sites have produced the
best MW DX imaginable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Milt Jensen, N5IA" <email@example.com>
To: <Topband@contesting.com>; "Missouri Guy, N0TT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 5:37 AM
Subject: Re: Topband: Two Wire Beverage Query...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Missouri Guy, N0TT" <email@example.com>
> To: <Topband@contesting.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 8:22 PM
> > In another post RE salt water and Beverages, another OP said
> > (in effect) that he was told a Beverage doesn't work well on an island
> > surrounded by salt water. Folklore? Does anyone have any facts to
> > back that up?
> > 73,
> > Charlie
> > N0TT
> My personal experience at XZ0A was that the Bevs worked extremely well on
> the island. However, I did try one at a secluded, isolated spot along the
> shore where in some places at high tide the salt water was under the
> element. That one did NOT work.
> For photos of the DXped including the working Bevs in the jungle foilage,
> to www.eaars.com/milt and select XZ0A Slide Show. The RX antenna photos
> begin at # 115 and include the famous heliport "LOW" dipole which
> so fabulously on the SE arriving skew angle signals at sunset.
> Milt, N5IA
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