Topband: use of WD-1 Military field phone wire for bog and/or beverage

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at
Fri Nov 23 16:05:19 EST 2018

Terry, I have learned the hard way that WD-1A, in reverse Beverage two wire
mode, is down many db's compared to the forward direction. The only way to
make them work equally in both directions is to use double runs of WD-1
with 4 to 6-inch spreaders.   For single wire Beverages, the WD-1A is very
durable and also very inexpensive for long runs.

Herb, KV4FZ

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 3:09 PM terry burge <ki7m at> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I know it's been discussed but I don't recall the specific questions I
> wish to know. Does the WD-1 need to be separated (2 wire) to work as a
> beverage or bog beverages. Can it just be used as is for both reverseable
> or just one direction. Also, don't know if there would be any advantage or
> disadvantage to having a dual wire beverage? The bog's won't be real long
> due to my property limitations but I'd like to have something to see if I
> can improve my S to N on 160. Especially for 160CQWWPHN contest which I
> always enjoy operating in. Worked ZL2OK Dave last year! Still a great
> moment for me.😄😄
> Could also deploy my WX0B K9AY which I probably will. Actually burned up
> the switching resistors and WX0B replaced them with higher wattage ones.
> Too many projects getting in my way but I'll get there. Sooner or later
> I'll get that Waller-Flag up which of course should be 'the cat's meow'.
> Terry
> KI7M
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