On 2014-12-21, at 12:23 PM, Roger D Johnson wrote:
> I just drafted a reply to Mack's question delineating the problem I've had
> with my
> vertical arrays. After I sent the e-mail, an idea popped into my head. I
> wonder if
> my problems have to do with ground conductivity? The soil here in New England
> is poor (2 mS) and beverages are known to perform well over poor ground. Dave,
> W0FLS, has had good results with his 8 circle but he has substantially better
> ground in Iowa (15 mS).
> Could those of you who have had better results with your vertical arrays than
> Beverages let me know what your local ground conductivity is? If there is a
> I might see if putting down some radials will improve the situation.
> Thanks, Roger N1RJ
Before the devastating ice storm of December 2013 here, I had a 1500' long
Beverage aimed to South America, & a K9AY loop in the same direction: the loop
would out-perform the wire 95% of the time, so I ended-up essentially listening
on it, exclusively.
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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