I just built a K3 and am looking for a receiving antenna. Of course this comes with certain caveats.
Mostly my wife is not happy with "Another antenna???" So aesthetics or stealth are mandatory.
I'm using an OCFD at 35 ft. I also have a Zero-five vertical.
I have a rather large back yard to put another antenna in. It's 120' deep X 180' wide. Not huge but not postage stamp. I have a 6' vinyl fence around the yard. The yard has a huge playset, extensive lighting, a waterfall and stream running through the middle of it and a very large lit raised deck. I'm in a pretty new area with no mature trees. So I'd have to use a support structure for any height.
I've looked at the DX engineering package. http://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-arav3-2p
Could I put a beverage type wire on top of the fence?
I know neither run is long enough for a "traditional" beverage.
I just don't want to spend a lot of money on something that doesn't work better than just using the vertical on dual receive.
Thanks for any thoughts or help.
What purpose would you want a receive antenna other than what you have ? The OCFD would seem perfect to me. As far as using the vertical I can understand your reason for receive antenna for the low bands. I would suggest you look at small loop antenna and peanuts as well as flags .
I think vertical receive antennas would be to close to your transmit antenna if you are thinking 160 or 80 meter band ? You would have to ask DXE that .
I use Beverage receive antenna from 550 to 1050 feet long . I understand there are people using what is called a bog . Or Beverage on the Ground . There are also some using short Beverage But I would not waste my time on a Beverage shorter than 500 feet. Actually one of my better Beverage is 580 feet long. But I have special purpose for that . You can also get answers to Beverage on Top Band Reflector where there are many experts.
I would believe your yard is way to small to even think Beverage , unless neighbors would let you go across their yard with one.
73 , JIM