The Beverage we use is a DX Engineering
directional 360 foot (109,7 m), oriented due North/South,
feet (1,8 m) off the ground. The antenna uses 450 ohm ladder line as the
antenna, and 75 ohm
RG-6u for the feedline. The antenna runs atop the fence between our property and 5
acres of pasture next door. Pictures of it are below:
Here are pictures of the two ends of the Beverage antenna. Note the ground
connections, which are tied to 5 feet of 3/4 inch Type M copper water pipe
driven into the ground. The
picture on the right shows a low spot on the corner of our property, which is
usually under water in heavy spring rains. Good ground here! The coax used going
into the shack is
about 125 feet of 75 ohm RG-6u satellite TV coax. About 15 feet of the coax is
buried under ground, which helps eliminate some common mode noise.
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