Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected

Greg - ZL3IX zl3ix at
Sat Jan 15 23:36:16 PST 2011

Hi Mark,

250ft is VERY short for a TB Beverage.  You will get some F/B, but the 
front lobe will be very broad.  Can you extend it at all, maybe asking 
some kind neighbours to use a bit of their land?  500 ft is really about 
minimum and 1000 ft even better.

73, Greg, ZL3IX

On 2011-01-16 15:14, Mark Lunday wrote:
> My first beverage, I was expecting better results.
> I could only roll out 250 feet of new, insulated 14 gauge stranded wire, but
> I did get it consistently about 6 feet above ground.

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