Topband: Which compromise receiving antenna

donovanf at donovanf at
Tue Nov 6 13:46:39 EST 2018

Hi Pete, 

The bad news is that 215 feet is not long enough to produce good 
performance from a Beverage. It will work for a BOG, but that's 
not your best choice. 

Could you install two or three short verticals over a total length of 
120 feet? The YCCC three element array is a superb choice if you 
can. The Hi-Z arrays are also worthy of consideration. 


----- Original Message -----

From: "N4ZR" <n4zr at> 
To: "topband reflector" <Topband at> 
Sent: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 3:40:07 PM 
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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