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Author Topic: HF Antennas what does everbody use for listenning  (Read 13421 times)
AUSSIE
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« on: May 05, 2012, 03:52:05 PM »

Hi everyone thought i will start a topic what hf antennas we use for listening main intrest is hf aero bands also have a radio room at dads place..
My Antennas:
Wellbrook-ALA1530 Active
Wellbrook-ALA1530AL-1 Active Loop
Wellbrook-ALA1530L
Wellbrook-ALA330S

Dads Place:
Dressler-ARA40
Rf Systems DX-One MKII Omni Directional (2)
Rf Systems Dx-10 Omni Directional Vertical (2)
Rf Systems MLBA-MK3
Rf Systems MLBA-MK4
Rf Systems T2FD
Wellbrook-ALA1530S+ Active Loop
Wellbrook-LFL1010 Active Loop

Regards Lino..







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GABRESEVEN
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 03:54:00 PM »

Here in Hawaii on the windward side of Oahu, I use a 20 meter dipole, a end fed long wire, and a Kinemetrics 1-22 mhz vertical. I'm a utility band listener and a ham both - mostly utility band listener though...

This works great here for utility band listening...
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K0OD
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 09:46:50 PM »

Avenger Superba Untilted T2FD

RF Systems Mach 3 Turbo Platinum

Co-phased Engineering Triple Bazooka

Gotham Riddler V160 (with oil cooled coil)

Viper Big Predator Thunderpole

Q-TEK Penetrator w/MaxxxCon Technology
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 09:15:15 AM »

That's quite a lineup of antennas Lino!

I rely on three different antennas for different frequency ranges:

1.  BCB to 40 meters I typically use a 190' center-fed with an open wire feedline
2.  500 meters to 40 meters a pair of 85 foot triangular wire loops fed with RG-6 (K9AY in shape but bi-directional with one for N-S and the other for E-W)
3.  From the 20 meter band through 30 MHz I use a Traffie Hex Beam.

I'm very intrigued by the Pixel RF-Pro1B broadband loop and will probably install one after I finish another project I'm in the middle of.

73,

Rob W1AEX
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EI4GMB
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 02:08:12 PM »

I agree with Rob. That sure is some collection of antennas you have Lino!
From your list I also use the RF Systems DX-1 Pro MK II Omni-directional.

73,

Fred EI4GMB
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 12:26:22 PM »

Hi Rob & Fred thanks also share a radio room at dads with 45 receivers we are in the process of getting down the antennas to check coax cables been raining very heavy we do that once  a year in the next few weeks...

Regards Lino...
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KC4MOP
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 04:48:24 PM »

Lino,
you can't beat a magnetic loop antenna for greatly reduced noise and by rotating it, you can null out another station.
fred
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K0OD
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 10:05:51 AM »

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"you can't beat a magnetic loop antenna for greatly reduced noise and by rotating it, "

Actually many antennas beat magnetic loops, but those antennas are much larger. A magnetic loop's noise reduction only works on near-field noise sources such as motors, transformers or street lighting, not ambient QRN.  Rotating the loop will help if the near field noise comes from a precise source... a single power pole transformer, for example.
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AUSSIE
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 04:36:28 PM »

Hi Fred main intrest for me is monitoring hf aircraft it took me a while to get the loops phasing the right position and height due and distance from electrical sources,I
am not an expert when it comes to specs dont even bother but i do have over 60 recivers and lots of antennas to know what works,All i can say about the wellbrook loops the performance is excellent..

Regards Lino..
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