I am in that category only having put up inverted L for 160m as an
extension on my 40m quarterwave vertical recently. Receive antennas are
Wellbrook loop and a couple of 40m beverages point NE/SW on top of a 7 foot
high boundary wall. This was only put in place in the summer so yet to try
my first winter and can't really believe I will hear anything Stateside or
beyond - my best DX so far with limited effort is A65. The beverages are
not very directional on 160m but hear into the local suburban noise better
than the loop plus they work well on 80m and 40m RX as a bonus.
I'll take any criticism going but for a normal UK house my garden is pretty
average so I have to make do.
On 22 September 2016 at 16:47, K1FZ-Bruce <k...@myfairpoint.net> wrote:
> This is the time of year that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere have
> been waiting for.
> DX is coming up, long and stronger. Many 'old timers' have their
> antennas "ready to roll".
> New comers to the band may want an inexpensive starter receive antenna, If
> there is space
> a beverage is a good forgiving antenna.
> For limited space:
> Despite some criticizing, a loop antenna can result in many DX contacts.
> Even SWL's in the AM radio BCB like them.
> Yes there are always better antennas, but many of us started with
> in-expensive wire types.
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