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Re: Topband: 2 wire beverage question

To: "Kenneth Grimm" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Topband: 2 wire beverage question
From: "Milt, N5IA" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 19:01:57 -0700
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I have been constructing 2-wire Beverages for the past 15 years using 
separate feeds for each direction.  In fact, I have never constructed them 
any other way.  My reasoning for doing this is as follows.

Besides 4 different fields of Bevs at home and other close to home 
locations, I also was instrumental in constructing the Bev RX antennas at 
VP6DX in 2008.  All have been done with separate coax feeds from each 2-wire 
antenna feed point.

In contesting environments and DXpedition environments each feedline is 
signal split for feeding independent switching from each operating position 
for 160, 80, 75 and at times 40 meters.  All antenna azimuths are 
simultaneously available for any operating position.

This is not possible with the single feedline application with switche 
directions.  The 2 feedline app is also advantageous in SO2R low band 
contesting so that both the main RX and the sub RX or separate RX can each 
independently select any azimuth available.

I trust this will help your decision making.

Milt, N5IA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenneth Grimm" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:23 PM
Subject: Topband: 2 wire beverage question

> Has anyone built a two wire beverage simply fed with two lengths of RG-6
> instead of the usual switching arrangement in the feed end box?  The
> arrangement appears in most of the literature since the earliest days, but 
> I
> don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing it that way.  At this stage
> however, I've got more RG-6 than I have inclination to build a switch box,
> bias T, etc, plus the fact that I already have a switch box in the shack 
> to
> take the two coaxes.  Advice appreciated.
> 73,
> Ken - K4XL
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