of the Beverage Antenna
Right grounding of the each sides of Beverage Antenna
is not a simple task. For example, at receiving centers of ex-
USSR the grounding of Beverage Antenna was made by 10- 15 radial
wires that were dig on to depth 20- 40- cm into the ground. It
was good RF and electrical grounding. But it was not for me. I
made simplified grounding. The grounding consisted of two parts
(see Figure 2).
One part was RF grounding.
The grounding made suction of RF currents from the antenna wire.
There were four wires in length 3- meter each. I used the same
wire that for Beverage Antenna. The wires were dig on to depth
5- cm into the ground.
Another part of the grounding there was electrical grounding. Electrical grounding
allows static electricity flow from the antenna wire to the ground.
As well the grounding increases the safety of the Beverage Antenna
at lightning time. Antenna works quiet on to receiving with electrical
grounding. Figure 10
shows design of the electrical grounding. To make the grounding
I used two copper strips (it was Copper Strapping from Home Depot)
in length 3- feet and five copper tubes in length one foot each.
The stuff was soldered according to the Figure
I used compact Bernzomatic
Butane Gas burner for soldering. Figure 11 shows soldered grounding. Figure 12 shows grounding at the antenna (feeding
side). Ditch in depth near 5- cm was made in the place of the
copper strip. The strips were placed into the ditches. Copper
tubes were hammered into the ground. After that a batch of earth
(with grass seed) was covered the electrical grounding. Grass
already covers my grounding.
Design of the Beverage Antenna
Wire of the Beverage Antenna was stapled to the wooden
13 shows stapled wire.
Figure 10 Design of the Electrical Grounding
Termination resistor and transformer of Beverage Antenna
were placed into food plastic boxes.