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Re: Topband: Recommended Antennas for 160M/80M Receiving

To: Roger D Johnson <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Recommended Antennas for 160M/80M Receiving
From: Eddy Swynar <>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:30:10 -0500
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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 
> with
> Beverages let me know what your local ground conductivity is? If there is a 
> correlation,
> I might see if putting down some radials will improve the situation.
> Thanks, Roger N1RJ

Hi Roger,

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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