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ANTENTOP- 01- 2006, # 008
The Wonderful Beverage
to use callsign UN1/UA3ZNW
The Beverage on the Air: At EK1NWB began the operation on the Air. 160,
80, 40 meters- at all of the bands we had received good RS in
both sides. Morning came, came opening at 20, 15 and 10 meters.
Again, we had received good RS in both sides. The Beverage worked
well, worked despite of open expressed scepticism of some members
of the DX- expedition.
Comparison of Real Antennas with the Beverage: Later we had installed "Real"
HF- antennas, it were double squares for 20-15-10 -meters, a vertical
for 10- 40-m, two I.V. for 80 and 160-m.
Some members of the expedition believed that the antennas did
Inside of the main tent. 02.00 am, July 28, 1991
But... through some times,
it was happened, we had noticed that
very often the Beverage worked better the "Real" antennas.
It was impossible to explain however lots members of the pedition
preferred the Beverage rather than the good antennas. I do not
know, why the Beverage could beat such efficiency antennas, may
be it is effect of the North propagation...
of the Beverage: In a week, at light polar
night, UV3VJ had cut off counterpoises for 80 and 40 meters from
the Beverage. He had explained that he needs the wire for inclined
dipoles for 30 and 17 meters. Well that, inclined dipoles made
by him were good done and had SWR 1:1. But only nobody answered
on these good dipoles. We continued to use for 30 and 17 meters
the Beverage. The useless dipoles were swing by wind and gave
us feed for evening discussion- Why the dipoles do not work at
all but the Beverage works fine.