I have one single wire Beverage that was installed on the low brush 4-12"
above the soil that worked well in a direction I had RFI from a neighbor. It
is now under 4' of snow and ice and appears to work the same.
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From: "Zivney, Terry L." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 12:05 PM
Subject: Topband: using 2 wire beverage transformer for 1 wire beverage
> Last week the weathermen predicted a major ice storm, so to minimize
> potential damage to
> my station, I lowered the ropes holding my 160m vertical wires and removed
> the tension at
> the ends of my KD9SV two wire beverages, letting all of this rest on the
> Now, these wires are buried under more than two inches of ice, and several
> inches of snow
> on top of the ice are going to hinder thawing for quite a while.
> In order to erect a couple of temporary beverage antennas, I want to use
> the old standby
> 14 gauge THHN house wire. I'd like to use the existing KD9SV two wire
> transformers, because they are connected to the coaxes (also buried under
> ice and
> snow) that run to the remote relay box.
> I know that the remote end box of the KD9SV unit does not have a
> that being provided by the feed end box connection to the remote switch
> with its
> bank of 75 ohm resistors on the unselected feedlines.
> Question: Can I simply attach a 470 ohm resistor between the far end of
> the single wire
> beverage and the ground rod, and then connect the feed end of the wire to
> one of
> the two antenna wire binding posts of the KD9SV box (leaving the other one
> and expect reasonable performance? I want to minimize the effort on this
> Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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