Topband: 1 center point to ground all 8 beverages??
luckerkhofs at yahoo.com
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 alum.mit.edu> wrote:
Subject: Re: Topband: 1 center point to ground all 8 beverages??
To: "topband" <topband at contesting.com>
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
From a 2011 post on this subject:
>* As long as your relays have decent isolation, even for
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
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.
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