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Author Topic: HOA caught me! Any users using a AOR LA390 loop?  (Read 21970 times)
MAKO36
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2012, 01:53:58 PM »

Ok...think I came up with a good idea. Please correct me if I am wrong. I plan on laying about 150 feet of 14 gauge wire in the shape of a square on my roof.  That's right...just going to lay it on there. The starting end I will solder to the center core of the coax. The tail end I will solder to the shield of the coax, making it a true closed end loop antenna. Since it will be just for receiving for my Icom R75 I think it'll receive just fine for 2-30 mhz. After all most of the time I listen to aeronautical radio and ham. Listening to South American music would be a waste since all I have to do is just turn my portable radio on. That or I'll just drop my Par wire from the pvc supports where it was and lay her on the roof, saving me money from having to buy wire. Just hope by laying my Par End Fed on the roof will get me reception, as I am currently going through withdrawals of no SW as of late. Embarrassed Lips sealed
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RENTON481
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 08:09:44 AM »

Why not go for both?  Use the wire you've got now, put it on your roof, and see if it works.  My guess is it should -- provided you don't have a lot of household RFI.  On the roof your present antenna would still be elevated from the ground so it should work.

Then go on with the 150 ft. loop as a later project.

I have read nothing but good reports from guys using large horizontal loops.

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K1DA
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2012, 08:17:31 AM »

I'd use a balun on the loop for noise reduction. 
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KB0RDL
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 08:33:13 AM »

Interesting that nobody really answered his question about the LA-390!
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K1ZJH
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 12:06:04 PM »

Put a screwdriver antenna on your car.  Park it close to the end of a stealthy piece of coax that runs to the radio. Use a phono jack connector/plug to connect the coax to the antenna for easy connect/disconnect.

I don't live in an HOA home, just thinking what I might do if I did.

Some HOAs do not allow parking cars in the driveway or on the street... they must be in the garage, and the garage door closed.

An active SW antenna might be your best bet.

Pete
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