Sunday, December 13, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--720' Beverage Receive Antenna Demo. Post #626


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/AmNjvHxJWgw.  Interesting demo produced by WW2DX.  He and Gary (K3FGO) built a 720-ft/219.31 meters Beverage Receive Antenna on Gary's property in Massachusetts. The wire was elevated above ground by approximately 9-10-ft/2.74-3.04 meters. The feedline was 1,000-ft/304.87 meters of RG-6 coaxial cable.  If you have the space, a very large spool of weather resistant wire, a good stock of RG-6 coax, a friend to help you, and the patience to proceed carefully, then you'll have an extremely effective receive antenna for 160 meters or even the standard AM broadcast band. During this demonstration, the antenna was aimed 55 degrees towards Europe.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).