Thank you one and all for time and effort in responding to my question! I've
always been proud to be a ham and your help here illustrates why.
Your unanimous opinion was that my raising the height of the beverage would
have inconsequential to no effect so i'll go ahead with that in mind. Many of
you showed me creative ways in handling similar issues at your own QTHs.
I wish I could respond to each and every one of you but in any event please
accept this as my sincere thanks.
73 es DX Mike W2LO
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:15:08 -0500
> Subject: Topband: Height of Beverage-Driveway
> 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
> clear the driveway? I know that beverages can have dips and irregularities
> but would this three foot increase in height for about 10 feet be an issue?
> Thanks in advance for any help on this question!
> 73 es DX Mike W2LO
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