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Re: Topband: Beverage lengths and references

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Subject: Re: Topband: Beverage lengths and references
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:49:14 -0500
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I find most of these too long -- my installations at 30" high over flat 
midwest farmland would have excessive rear lobes if I followed those 

310-330 ft. and 520-550 ft. work well. F/B on my longer Beverages is 
sensitive to termination, but 810 ft. and 1080 ft. seem to be the best 
lengths. (I use too-short ground rods since all my Beverages are seasonal.)

Like SWR, F/B is never the whole story anyway. At my QTH, I need 
front-to-side with acceptable rearward rejection. F/S depends simply on 
length, and best "overall rearward rejection" rarely corresponds to best F/B 
in line with the wire.

73, Gary

>de  K1QX...

> Recommended Beverage Antenna Lengths
> 290 ft 286 ft 335 ft
> 581 ft 563 ft 710 ft
> 887 ft 853 ft 990 ft
> 1183 ft 1122 ft 1225 ft
> The above lengths are optimized for best Front-to-Back at optimum incoming
> wave angles for most DX conditions.
> Vic Misek W1WCR, The Beverage Antenna Handbook
> John Devoldore ON4UN, Low Band DX'ing
> Greg Ordy W8WWV, The Benchmark Beverage

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