Beverage Antenna Mechanical Considerations
If you want an excellent receiving antenna for 160/80 meters, you may find this article from Tom (W8JI) most intriguing. This antenna follows suggestions given by Harold Beverage (W2BML) back in the 1920s.
Tom does an excellent job of describing the mechanical requirements for this long-length antenna.
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This is post 2787 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
Here are some comments from Tom: