Re: Shared Apex Loop over rocky ground


wa5puq
 

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: sharedapexloop@groups.io <sharedapexloop@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 5:11 PM
To: sharedapexloop@groups.io
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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