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Author Topic: Building a magnetic loop antenna...  (Read 12986 times)
AJ4SN
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 01:36:09 PM »

I built a mag loop using a vacuum variable capacitor and a remote tuning unit. It is located in the attic of my condo. It works pretty well. I even worked some dx with it. However, it is significantly less effective than a dipole bent into a wierd configuration in the same attic. Because of the need to retune frequently, I eventually quit using the mag loop altogether in favor of the dipole. I could see no difference in the noise level in the mag loop compared with the dipole; however, the dipole is at least 3dB stronger on received signals when switching back and forth. The mag loops do work, but I would recommend a dipole if you can squeeze one in. My loop is pictured on my page in QRZ.com under my new call, AJ4SN.

73,

Stan
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VE3GZB
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2013, 07:13:44 AM »

I have high recommendation for the AlexLoop Walkham antenna. Just this Saturday I had a QSO with S57C on 15m using my FT-817 on the AlexLoop. It took a few moments to work the pileup but he did hear me!

73s VE3GZB
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