This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to advantages and disadvantages of slot antenna sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Beverage antenna or “wave antenna” is a long-wire receiving antenna mainly used in the low frequency and medium frequency radio bands, invented by Harold H.
It is used by amateur radio, shortwave listening, and longwave radio DXers and military applications. However the antenna must be built so the wire points at the location of the transmitter.
Some Beverage antennas use a two-wire design that allows reception in two directions from a single Beverage antenna. Other designs use sloped ends where the center of the antenna is six to eight feet high and both ends of the antenna gradually slope downwards towards the termination resistor and matching transformer.