Topband: BOG near salt water

Hugh Valentine HSVDDS at Outlook.Com
Tue Jan 5 23:15:23 EST 2016

Some say a BOG is not effective at/over salt water.

For grins I installed a 200’ BOG to Europe.  4:1 Binocular XFMR,  #18 single wire, (92 Ohm Termination= 1.1:1 SWR on RG6 cable) 4’ Ground Rods, No radials.
Works about same as K9AY.  Maybe 8DB down in sig strength.
Installed approximately from 1’ to a maximum of 30’ from salt water.

I would say it works and can be installed rapidly.


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