January 15 - 2019
Updating the Beverage
I spent some time on the Beverage antennas today although it was rather cold....................
Everyone thought the Beverages were great but actually I was not happy with them. They were quiet but they were not too directional on 160m and there was some sort of interaction when more radios were connected and that should not happen.
I discovered that we had incorrect grounding at both feedpoints and that we also had used the same earth rod for both directions at the remote end of the Beverages. I added 4 more earth rods and corrected the mistake and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Much, much better front to back and still very quiet in 3 directions.
The village of Stjær does give some noise (South America and long path Japan) but not too bad and certainly better than before.
Look forward to trying this fantastic system!
73 de Andrew