Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected
Mike Waters W0BTU
mrscience65704 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 17 03:58:14 PST 2011
I went back and studied Greg Ordy's page at
at length. From his chart and animated GIF, it appears that merely adding
another 25 or 50 feet onto your 250' Beverage might do wonders for it on 160.
(Having said that, if you have the room then by all means extend it a lot
farther than that).
I went back and studied the page in detail. Pretty interesting reading.
Regardless of the minor grounding error, this guy spent a lot of time modeling
Beverages of various lengths, presents his findings in interesting and
easy-to-understand graphs and text, and it is very informative. You have to
admire that. I don't know about the practicality of using the very long lengths
he mentions (watch the GIF animations there), but that's another matter. See
what you think. :-)
Let us know how the Epsom Salts works for you both on 160 and 80.
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