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Re: Topband: BOG questions

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Subject: Re: Topband: BOG questions
From: "FZ Bruce" <>
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Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:45:41 +0000
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The BOG has been researched years ago. Check out search IV3PRK BOG


        -----------------------------------------From: "Artek Manuals" 
Sent: Sunday August 25 2019 9:16:53PM
Subject: Re: Topband: BOG questions

Lloyd et all

 Isn't a BOG say 3" or 6" high draped over the weeds really now a very

 low beverage and not a BOG at all?

 It now needs to be longer and terminated to ground on the far end
 you would a beverage in order to be effective?

 Wish the NEC4 engine wasn't so expensive I am getting the itch to
 all night modeling these permutations and combinations

 There are two advantages to a BOG as I see it . It is technically
 easy to install if you can expose bare dirt to lay it on and it is 
 shorter than by almost half� for useful F/B.


 On 8/25/2019 4:15 PM, Lloyd - N9LB wrote:
 > Hello Mark!
 > I did a similar thing a couple of years ago in order to run a BOG 
 > across the
 > abandoned farm behind my property. Never doing that again!
 > The following season I set the mower deck to maximum height on my
lawn and
 > garden tractor and drove thru the same field of six foot high weeds
 > thorns ( and assorted ticks ). That worked a lot better ( and much
 > too ).
 > What I learned was that the BOG works well when laying directly on
 > ground, but was worthless when draped over weeds.
 > GL es 73
 > Lloyd - N9LB
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Topband [] On Behalf Of
 > Lunday
 > Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:48 PM
 > To: Mikek ;
 > Subject: Re: Topband: BOG questions
 > OK, my wife now is convinced that I have a screw loose in the brain
 > somewhere (she had plenty of evidence before but decided to give me
 > benefit of the doubt until today)....I just spent an hour in the
hot North
 > Carolina sun, wearing jeans and a heavy winter jacket so that I
could wade
 > through 300 feet of neck-high thorns and nettles and tamp those
down so I
 > could re-lay the insulated BOG wire.
 > I do this for three reasons:
 > 1. I want to confirm the theory that growing grass/weeds around the

 > original
 > installation 11 moths ago have compromised performance
 > 2. A nearby lightning strike Friday night wiped out something in my
 > 4-square receiving array, and I refuse to use the 160 meter
inverted L for
 > receive, even though this is a quiet QTH.
 > 3. Even at my age of 55, I find sudden surges of energy when
involved with
 > such projects.
 > I shall share my observations as the nights progress, while I
 > investigate/diagnose/repair/replace the damaged parts on the HiZ
 > Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
 > Greensboro, NC FM06be
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