[TowerTalk] Twin Lead Beverage

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Sun Nov 6 20:39:15 EST 2005

I use those with the wires spaced about 1' apart, they are supported about
every 75-100' on posts with spreaders.  The ones I use have the reflection
transformer at the far end and 2 transformers at the shack end.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of William B. Stacy
> Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 00:57
> To: TowerTalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Twin Lead Beverage
> I am preparing to install a Beverage antenna system, and the reversible
> twin lead configuration, 600 ft. long, looks as though it should do the
> job.  I am planning three of these, which would cover the entire azimuth
> on 80 and 160.  I have two questions:
> 1. I have seen two designs.   One has the far end grounded and a pair of
> transformers on the near end.  The other (W8JI design) has a reflection
> transformer at the far end.  Is there an advantage of one over the other?
> 2. How far apart should the supports be spaced?  These will be 10 feet
> high so the deer can get under them, and they will run to make a six-
> pointed star (30, 210 degs; 90, 270 degs; and 150, 330 degs).
> Thanks in advance for your advice.
> 73, Bill, K7EY/5 (now in Oklahoma)
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