Topband: Which compromise receiving antenna

Lloyd - N9LB lloydberg at
Tue Nov 6 11:02:46 EST 2018

I have 3x KD9SV Reversible-BOGs ranging from 175 feet to 300 feet long, they all receive much better than using my TX vertical.  Make sure that you have good grounding at each end!  I also have a partial YCCC "Hi-Z" array with 3 elements at 60 foot spacing that also RX better than the TX vertical.

Lloyd - N9LB

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From: Topband [mailto:topband-bounces at] On Behalf Of N4ZR
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 9:40 AM
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Subject: Topband: Which compromise receiving antenna

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


73, Pete N4ZR
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