Re: Shared Apex Loop over rocky ground


All else being equal, beverages work best over rocky low conductivity soil, which I have. I replaced my beverages with an SAL30, which performs just as well, or better than 580’ beverages, and it offers more pattern switching choices. 


My QTH has just a thin layer of caliche soil over primarily limestone, with a sprinkling of granite.  Verticals work very poorly here and even an earth ground for lightning is a challenge. My SAL30 is up on fenceposts to keep it above the deer traffic, and it works very well. 


73 John N5CQ



From: <> On Behalf Of Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 5:11 PM
Subject: [sharedapexloop] Shared Apex Loop over rocky ground


My property is extremely rocky. I have tried other loop receive antennas with poor success.
Has anyone experience using a Shared Apex Loop over Rocky ground?

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