The BOG has been researched years ago. Check out search IV3PRK BOG
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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
> 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
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> 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
> Carolina sun, wearing jeans and a heavy winter jacket so that I
> 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
> 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
> 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
> http://wd4elg.blogspot.com 
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