Topband: Beverage Suggestions/Comments
jbattin at msn.com
Thu Dec 8 07:01:42 EST 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Clements<mailto:philc at texascellnet.com>
To: topband at contesting.com<mailto:topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:55 PM
Subject: Topband: Beverage Suggestions/Comments
While I'm on a roll putting up a new Beverage, I would like advice and
comments from you Guru's out there. I was a city-dweller for many years, and
I now have the chance to put up as many Beverages as I need. Lots of trees
and briars to deal with, but a small price to pay.
The new Beverage is 605 feet long (ladder-line) at a height of 6 feet above
the ground. The soil here in E. TX is about one foot of top soil (fine sand)
and then clay heavily laden with bright red iron ore. There are a total of
four ground rods, three at the far end, and one at the feed point. The RG-6
is buried the first 15 feet, and then passes through a choke which has its
own ground rod 5 inches away. I can reverse direction by passing 12 volts
through the RG-6. It seems to work great; better than anything I have had up
here, but is there room for improvement?
From here on out, the improvement will be very incremental. The best bet ... other directions ...
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