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Re: Topband: Height of Beverage-Driveway

To: rfman45 <>,
Subject: Re: Topband: Height of Beverage-Driveway
From: Mike Waters W0BTU <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 20:03:51 -0700 (PDT)
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>  After 50 years in radio I'm starting to enjoy myself on Topband and have  
>learned much valuable information here thanks to all of you. I have, however,  
>encountered a problem for which I would ask your opinion.
>  I'm running a  beverage about 10 feet high which must cross a driveway. Now 
> 10 
>feet is too low  for the occasional truck so what I would like to know is what 
>would be the  effect on performance if I raise it to 13 feet or so just to 
>the driveway?  I know that beverages can have dips and irregularities but 
>this three foot  increase in height for about 10 feet be an issue?
>  Thanks in advance for  any help on this question!

Hi Mike,

Beverages are not critical. It has been said that they "want to work". I 
guarantee that you won't notice the difference from raising it 13' for a little 

I have one that crosses a ravine, and another that has a constant height of 10' 
throughout its length. There's no difference, believe me.

Mike Waters

UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK

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