Topband: Beverages and VK

K9FD merv.k9fd at
Wed Sep 16 17:19:12 EDT 2020

Did you try all the other direction beverages you have?
In the past 20 years of operating here in KH6 I find many times
EU comes through over central america, not over USA, and its
hard as heck to tell EU to listen that direction.  Same with signals
from the northwest,   I hear  lot of stations coming from the west instead
of northwest etc.   very skew path.
so switching to a dipole helps,  not with angle but with direction,
if one had a beverage on that skew path one would find the beverage
works quite well.
Lot of variables and as they say you never have enough antennas for

73 Merv K9FD  Molokai Island Hawaii.

> Interesting observations with dipoles and high angle of arrival at
> sunrise/sunset. But from graphs, the beverage also has a fairly high
> radiation angle.
> I am wondering whether anybody has compared beverages on 80m with RX
> vertical arrays or transmit 4 sq. On 80m, my Beverages are a bit
> better than 4 sq for DX.
> Ignacy NO9E
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