Topband: short beverages

Bill Tippett btippett at
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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