[TowerTalk] 40-M. Beverage - Thank You!

RLVZ at aol.com RLVZ at aol.com
Wed Feb 21 12:06:52 EST 2007

Hi Guys,
I'd like to say "thanks" to the many who shared tips with me  last week for 
the "40-m beverage".   Your tips were VERY  helpful!
With your input, I put together a 40-m. beverage on Friday and  had it 
operating Friday evening for the ARRL DX Test.   The beverage  worked excellent and 
produced about 100 European q's that I wouldn't have  made without it.  The 
beverage, as installed, gave me  about a 3 S-unit signal-to-noise advantage over 
my transmit antenna.  (1/4  wave vertical in saltwater river)
Perhaps the biggest surprise was when several folk mentioned  that a 1.5 to 2 
wavelength (198' to 264') beverage on 40-m. would outperform a  500-600' 
beverage.  That was exciting news because I don't have room for a  500' beverage 
at this QTH.  
So for those who are space limited... I think you will be  pleasantly 
surprised at how well a 200' beverage works on 40  meters!
73 & Good DX'ing!
Dick- K9OM 
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