Many thanks to one & all for sharing your ideas & experiences with the two-wire
bi-directional Beverage antenna with me...it's quite obvious that there's a
wealth of know-how and experience out there in such matters.
The jury is still out here re. the antenna's adoption into VE3CUI - VE3XZ: I
already have a 1500' south-terminated Beverage, 50% (or more) of which crosses
over some very wet, low-lying marshy land in my "back 40" (including a pond). I
guess because of the "good" ground afforded by this reality, the Beverage can't
hold a candle to my K9AY loop when temperatures are above freezing...but when
ambient air is below 32F for more than a couple of days, the Beverage here
starts to come into its own.
If I was to try a bi-directional two-wire affair, I'd want to keep it the
minimum recommended length---and that would mean that its entire run would have
wet soil beneath it...
Oh well, as the saying goes, you can't have enough antennas for 160...and even
if the system was useable only on those below-freezing days, it might still be
a worthwhile project to undertake, such that my ability to copy the "JA"
stations might be enhanced (the whole reason as to why I'm even thinking of
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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