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Re: Topband: Best Receive Antenna over Sloping Terrain?

To: Ed <>, TopBand List <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Best Receive Antenna over Sloping Terrain?
From: Herbert Schoenbohm <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2017 07:44:58 -0400
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Not really if it is a gentle slope since IMHO the arrival angle of the incoming signal will most likely not be bothered.  The slope may actually attenuate some ground wave noise in those directions a bit thus improving the S/N ratio.

Herb, KV4FZOn 9/1/2017 6:37 AM, Ed wrote:
Yes, Herb. I have considered this, too. But I think I may run into the same problem with sloping terrain. Thoughts?

On Sep 1, 2017, at 13:13, Herbert Schoenbohm < <>> wrote:

Since your space is limited to preclude a bunch of Beverages I would highly recommend the SAL-30 which is a shared loop array from Array Solutions. This is really a high performance antenna and should give you every thing you need.

Herb, KV4FZ

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 4:57 AM, Ed via Topband < <>> wrote:

    Greetings from Saudi Arabia!  I think a lot about my home QTH in
    California and how I want to make the most of my antenna potential.

    I have an area that I would like to devote to receiving antennas,
    that's about 150' square feet. Thought about the DXE Active 4 Sq
    array but they say installing this on Sloping terrain will
    degrade its performance. In my case, the slope is about 30-35
    degrees, so I'm sure that limits me.

    The transmitting antenna area is about 300-400 feet away, which
    provides adequate isolation from where I want to install a
    receiving antenna. Trying to figure out what is most suitable. 
    In addition to 160m, I am also interested in BCB DXing and some
    the demonstrations viewed on YouTube are quite impressive!

    Would really appreciate some input. I can always provide my home
    address, where the two antenna areas can be seen on Google Maps.

    Ed NI6S/7Z1ES
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