Monday, April 11, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Beverage Antennas. Post #744.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/uriOszFe8i0. An exceptionally well-done video by Ms. Valerie Hotzfeld on the historical background, construction practices, and varieties of Beverage Antennas available to radio amateurs.  Her description of the antenna's inventor, Harold H. Beverage, is particularly good. This antenna is worth considering if you are serious about working the 160 meter band ("Top Band").  As a receiving antenna, the Beverage can't be beat.  Of course, this type of traveling wave antenna requires a lot of space and it's not for everyone.  But once you've used a Beverage Antenna, you won't try any other type of receiving antenna for 160 meters.  I have one installed on my vacation home in the Puna District of Hawaii Island and I find it's a super performer on the MW standard broadcast band as well as on "Top Band." For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).