Frank - Good stuff and very glad you made public your work on the array.
It is good to see the array is working very well at W3LPL. I continue to
have excellent performance from both of my BSEF arrays (160 & 80 meter
Robye (W1MK) and I had several conversations following publication of my
work on BSEF's which resulted in use of Magic Tee's and a few other feed
73 Joel W5ZN
On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My new 160 meter Broad Side - End Fire (BSEF) receiving array is now in
> use and performing extremely well, significantly better than my 900 foot
> Beverages and full size 4-square transmitting antenna.
> Like most of us who live in developed areas, my RFI environment has
> significantly degraded with the lack of effective RFI regulation in recent
> years. Plasma TVs, ubiquitous poorly filtered switching power supplies and
> increasly popular high efficiency motors are steadily raising our noise
> floor. With this new antenna 160 meters is delightfully quiet again at
> Thanks to W8JI, W5ZN, N4HY and W1MK for their efforts in designing,
> optimizing and publishing the details of this wonderful high performance
> receiving antenna. The BSEF array is now connected to the 160 meter input
> to my CW Skimmer, it now has significantly better sensitivity than when it
> was connected to my 900 foot NE Beverage.
> The description and photos of my new BSEF array are here:
> Topband Reflector
73 Joel W5ZN