Topband: Beverages in Rugged Terrain

Jim Brown jim at
Fri Sep 22 19:15:44 EDT 2006

My new QTH is 8.5 acres in a mountainous area. I'm at 2,000 ft, with 
a 200 ft ridge above me beginning a bit west of north (i.e., about 
330 degrees) and continuing to about 160 degrees) (on the order of 
1/4 mile to 1/2 mile away). Any Beverage that I install will need to 
traverse one or more ravines with slopes of 45 degrees or more (up 
and down). Is this something worth trying, or should I look to EWE 
and similar antennas instead?  If I do install Beverages, do I want 
to follow the slope of the ground (that is, maintain a constant 
distance from the ground), or do I run them in a straight line? 


Jim Brown K9YC

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