I am thinking of trying a rotatable flag for 160.
I have a small lot and the farthest distance I can install the flag from
my tower is 35 feet. Since it will be rotatable I assume I can aim the null
at the tower to minimize any intereaction.  Is it worth trying or not ?
I read somewhere that the K9AY loop antenna can perform fairly close to
a tower, but how about a flag ?


On 9/22/16 10:11 AM, Paul Mclaren wrote:

Yes, yes and yes. 9:1 transformers, beverage friendly resistors (cant
remember the exact spec) with about 1" connection to the ground rods.
Ground rods not that long but shallow clay bed here anyway and a mossy lawn
due to the lack of drainage so fair conductivity. Coax is just pushed about
1" into a slit in the lawn so not ideal and needs a more permanent
solution. To be honest it was a quick and dirty experiment so will get
improved when I do some landscaping the xyl has requested which naturally
will include new buried coax conduits and more radials.



On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at 17:57, K1FZ-Bruce <k...@myfairpoint.net> wrote:

Hi Paul,

Glad you are ready to work DX

Are the Beverage antenna transformer and termination resistor  close to
the ground rods, with short interconnect wires.?

Are your coax cables buried to help with noise pick up.?

Some of the small metal loops are not as good as the larger wire home
built ones.

DX is getting much better  most notice-able at sunrise & sunset.



On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:25:25 +0100, Paul Mclaren <paul....@gmail.com>

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.



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