Topband: Short Loaded Beverages
zr at jeremy.mv.com
Sun Jan 23 18:53:30 PST 2011
Im still in favor of Slinkys for a short antenna. Rust prevention is an
issue or use the brass version for more money.
Now that I have the 4 long 2 wire versions up and running well the next step
will be trying phased end fire Slinkys....in the spring.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis W0JX" <w0jx at yahoo.com>
To: <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:27 PM
Subject: Topband: Short Loaded Beverages
There is too little written about the usability of short beverages. During
this recent discussion, no one has mentioned the use of the inductance
loaded beverage as described in ON4UN's book and also written about by W8JI.
Although they become single band RX antennas, the use of loading inductance
placed appropriately in the antenna run can produced a useful beverage
antenna pattern with a relatively short wire.
73, Dennis W0JX
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