Topband: Spam:****, Beverages near the ocean

Herb Schoenbohm herbs at
Fri Apr 22 03:56:31 PDT 2011

On 4/21/2011 11:36 AM, Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
> I was reading ON4UN's Low Band DXing Book and ran across a comment he
> made about beverages not working near the ocean and the Heard Is folks
> could never get one working.  I know we used one from V47 and it worked
> great.  It was located probably no more than 300 ft from the water.
> This is the first time I have read or heard of this phenomenon.  Have
> others had issues with beverages near the ocean?
Mike my QTH is very close and my Beverages (some of them) terminate 
within 500 feet of a large salt pond.  The field they are across has 
ground water down about 20 feet and it is brackish but all my
Beverages work very well.

Herb, KV4FZ

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