Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected
Mike Waters W0BTU
mrscience65704 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 16 22:09:24 PST 2011
When you first drive in a ground rod, it does not make contact with the area
near the surface very well. The area near the surface is more important than
what is happening farther down, as far as RF is concerned.
I even poured some wet Epsom Salts down in the gap besides that rod. People will
tell you it is a waste of time, but it absolutely worked for me on my type of
I forget how often, Mark. I think it depended on when rain washed it away. The
performance would fade, and a fresh application instantly restored it.
Epsom Salts is cheap. Let us all know how it worked for you, if you decide to go
that route rather than radials.
From: Mark Lunday <mlunday at nc.rr.com>
To: Mike Waters W0BTU <mrscience65704 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Sun, January 16, 2011 11:03:44 PM
Subject: RE: Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected
I thought bev worked with poor ground.
How often were you putting Epsom salts around the ground rods? Every week?
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