Thanks everyone for your input. That helps a lot!
Now - more questions HI.
I was looking at the rx antenna chart on W8JI's site. He has a 1.75wl
beverage listed as being superior to lesser lengths. Based on 936/wl being the
equation for a full wave, 1.75wl on 1800kc is 910'. Im not sure I can swing
that length yet, Ill have to do my measuring/plotting first.
Question: is it possible to take two beverages in different (but close)
directions, say, 45deg and 60deg, and switch both in to broaden the beamwidth
and increase performence between them (around 52-54deg?) Or would having both
wires in make me hear only the two directions they are pointing, thus
increasing noise and not performence?
My plan is to have multiple beverages at one feedpoint (Im not sure how many
feedpoints Ill have just yet, hopefully just one) with a relay box to connect
each wire to the transformer/feedline independently. However, it would be very
simple to connect two (or more) at the same time just by sending power to the
relays that I need. What made me think of this is if I have very few beverages
set up and am trying to recieve a station that lies between the beamwidths of
the closest beverages I have it would be nice to be able to bring them in
As AA1K pointed out - detuning the transmit antenna would lesson the noise
gereated by interaction between rx/tx antennas. If I put a relay at the
feedpoint of the transmit antenna to switch the radiator in and out, would
that be sufficient to do the trick, or, since the wire is still resonant at
160, (just not connected to the feedline) will there still be interaction?
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