Topband: Which compromise receiving antenna

Grant Saviers grants2 at
Tue Nov 6 11:06:03 EST 2018

A DHDL will fit in a lot less length and work better IMO than either 
Beverage choice.  You can put relays in small boxes at the feed 
transformer and termination to flip the directivity with two feedlines.

If you have the width then a 4sq receive will beat any other choice in 
215 ft.  But, any receive choice is better than none. DXengineering has 
a variety of preamps.

Grant KZ1W

On 11/6/2018 7:40 AM, N4ZR wrote:
> I've just spent a very educational hour with Google Earth looking at 
> my Beverage options for 160M.  On a 45/225 azimuth I can only get 
> about 215 feet.  Is that even worth doing with a conventional 
> Beverage? What about a BOG?  Because of my lot layout I will need to 
> use a reversible 2-wire Beverage with the NE end right outside my 
> shack.  Don't know if the KD9SV reversing transformers will work for a 
> BOG.
> My other reasonable receiving option is a K9AY loop or similar. 
> Transmitting antenna will be an inverted L, with vertical section 
> probably no more than 60 feet. I'd like to finish my 160M DXCC this 
> winter if possible

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