Topband: Beverages near the ocean

ZR zr at
Sat Apr 23 05:16:30 PDT 2011

I use mine more on the BCB and below than on ham bands. Contrary to what the 
books want you to believe they show excellent directivity right down to the 
LF BCB near 200KHz. These are only 750-1000' long.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Delibert" <radio75a3 at>
To: <w0mu at>; <topband at>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: Beverages near the ocean

> I think BCB DXers have used them on the coast many times with great 
> results.   From what I recall about beverage antenna theory, there may be 
> a problem if the earth underneath is too highly conductive -- i.e., if the 
> antenna is laid out over a salt marsh.
>> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:36:33 -0600
>> From: w0mu at
>> To: topband at
>> Subject: Topband: Beverages near the ocean
>> 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?
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