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Re: Topband: The Idiot's Guide To Bi-Directional Two-Wire BeverageConstr

Subject: Re: Topband: The Idiot's Guide To Bi-Directional Two-Wire BeverageConstruction...
From: Eddy Swynar <>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:55:24 -0500
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Hi Guys,

Many thanks to one & all for sharing your ideas & experiences with the two-wire 
bi-directional Beverage antenna with'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
Topband reflector -

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