I have got a new job, and therefore I have moved
again in a new place. I have moved from Richmond Hill to Niagara
Falls, it is 150 km far from my old location. Of course on the
new location the question about antenna arose again.
At first sight it seems to me like a simple matter
because I have enough space on my backyard to install something
big and real. But... while I have been lived in Niagara Falls
for several autumn and winter months I discovered that there are
very strong winds. At the winds trees on my backyard shake in
different directions and sloped almost to ground, plastic garbage
cans flying around... In winter time minus 20 C degree may suddenly
change to plus 5 degree and again to minus 20 turning backyard
to ice skate rink.
So I need antenna that can stand strong winds, do
not require service in winter and (of course!) work on the Bands
from 160 to 6 meter. Only one antenna can provide such requirements.
It is the Beverage Antenna with wire stapled to fence. Winds cannot
damage the wire, squirrels and raccoons do not interested in the
fence wire and the Beverage antenna should work in a wide range.
However I cannot install straight Beverage Antenna.
Wire that was installed on the fence around of my backyard has
shape elongated along letter U. Figure 1 shows design of the antenna. Wire was
stapled to the fence at height of 1.8 meter above the ground.
The total length of the wire was 41 meter.