Topband: Beverages and VK

Paolo Zaffi i4ewh1 at
Wed Sep 16 17:15:07 EDT 2020

Il 16/09/2020 21:18, Ignacy Misztal ha scritto:
> 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.

It depends on the situation. The 4SQ has a wider radiation lobe than the 
Beverage, and for stations that are not in the precise direction of the 
Beverage (say a difference of 30 degrees or so) the 4SQ obviously works 
better.  Of course the Beverage has a big advantage in terms of noise. 
This is what I heard, with a pair of bi-directional Bevs 230 meters long 
on a very flat, clayey and humid soil, which favors the 4SQ. It would 
certainly change everything on sand or rock.

Paolo I4EWH

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