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Subject: Topband: Beverage crossing a wire fence
From: Charles Bibb <>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:14:23 -0600
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Looking for advice from someone who may have actually done 
this.  Can't decide which is the best way.

I'm getting ready to erect a temporary short Beverage for the 
upcoming VP6 operation.  This direction is the most
difficult heading for me to try and cover due to property 
restrictions.  The end result will be a 300-foot Beverage about
three feet (maybe lower) above ground (low to reduce the velocity factor).

The problem arises when I have to cross a wire fence.  The fence is 
four feet tall and made of 6-inch x 6-inch wire mesh, with a couple 
of strands of barbed wire on top.

My question is this:  Would it be better to (A) raise the antenna a 
few feet just where it must cross the fence, or (B) cut an
approximately 1-foot diameter hole in the mesh and run the Beverage 
wire through the fence.

I've crossed over fences before, but never gone through one.  Anyone 
have any experience with this?

Charles - K5ZK

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