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Re: Topband: Beverages

Subject: Re: Topband: Beverages
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:32:36 -0700
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Rudy Bakalov wrote:
> I was wondering, if space is not an issue, if there is a disadvantage from
> a beverage that is very long.  With 25 acres of land, I have been
> wondering what my RX antennas strategy should be.
> Rudy N2WQ

When I first acquired my 20 acres, the first thing I did was put up
a 1300 ft long beverage, 10 feet high.  It had terrific front to
back ratio ... regardless of termination.  I eventually determined
that 2/3 of the wire was ineffective due to attenuation of the
signal.  You should do a current attenuation test with a clamp
on RF ammeter to determine the loss at your QTH, which could
be less than mine.  Then you can determine how long of a beverage
is worthwhile.

The main advantage of having a lot of land is that you can keep
the receive antennas away from the transmit antennas.  There
is no conceivable receive antenna that could actually use 25 acres,

Rick N6RK

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