Topband: BOG near salt water

Guy Olinger K2AV k2av.guy at
Fri Jan 8 18:05:58 EST 2016

Not arguing at all with your "why" that goes with diminished performance.
Just pointing out that it's not an on-off switch but a diminishment to a
BOG that can still be useful with amplification and attention to issues
that hound all BOGs.

Guy K2AV

On Friday, January 8, 2016, JC <n4is at> wrote:

> "When you say "NOT work", you probably need to specifically list the
> diminished performance attribute due to more conductive media underneath."
> The issue with horizontal wire and the ground is the fact that the
> reflected signal from the ground is 180 degree out of phase, (-1 in the
> formula) and with a good ground conductivity the current in the wire and
> the current in the ground will deeply cancel each  other. That’s why any
> horizontal wire very near the ground only receives along the wire and
> vertical polarized.
> 73's
> JC

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