Topband: short beverages
btippett at alum.mit.edu
Fri Nov 3 09:18:18 EST 2006
>Has anyone had practical experience with a short beverage,
as compared with loops or ewe's? It would appear that I
could put up a rotatable k9ay loop, OR a 55m beverage twd EU.
1. If you are only interested in EU, K9AY does not need to be rotatable.
2. RDF pecking order (below) shows K9AY has about 3 dB better S/N.
3. Anything is better than nothing! And remember that all RX
antennas you mentioned are low-angle antennas compared to
your dipole. There will be conditions (local QSOs, sunrise/sunset,
auroral disturbances) when your dipole is better than anything.
73, Bill W4ZV
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