Topband: 1 center point to ground all 8 beverages??

luc kerkhofs luckerkhofs at
Tue Mar 22 12:27:16 EDT 2016

Very interesting, reading as always,

This brings me to another question, how do I need to handle grounds in a switch box with 3 antennas ?

On Tue, 3/22/16, Bill Tippett <btippett at> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Topband: 1 center point to ground all 8 beverages??
 To: "topband" <topband at>
 Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:19 AM
 >Another solution is to use
 relays to connect only the selected Beverage to the ground
 and disconnect the other seven.
 I've done this for 31 years from 3 different locations with
 no problems.
 From a 2011 post on this subject:
 ZL3IX wrote:
 >* As long as your relays have decent isolation, even for
 high impedances,*
 it may even be better to switch the Bev wires
 themselves.  That way you
 don't share the ground at the feed end, and avoid any common
          I agree.  I've
 done this since installing my first set of 7
 Beverages in 1985 arranged like wheel spokes and have never
 crosstalk problems.  I even sometimes switched two in
 parallel to
 listen in two directions simultaneously in contests (NE and
 W when I was
 in Colorado).  Now I prefer diversity (Beverages on one
 RX and an RX 4SQ
 on the other RX) for contests.
          73,  Bill 
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