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Reviews Categories | Antenna parts, accessories, incl. baluns, hardware, etc. | Winradio LWA-0130 Help


Reviews Summary for Winradio LWA-0130
Winradio LWA-0130 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$39.95
Description: Long Wire Adapter / 1:9 Balun Unun
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.winradio.com/home/lwa.htm
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RMGD79 Rating: 5/5 Oct 20, 2014 11:54 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
My new random wire with the WR LWA-0130 produces great results: Low noise floor, mostly quieter than loops (!) and picks up signal! I compare to: A mid size loop built with great pain and German imported electronics - which, sure, has directionality in MW, BUT compared to random wire with LWA 0130 ..... is a bit better in some bands and a bit worse in others. Compared to a fully assembled sloper, this outperforms and goes down to LW. (I only compare this not with the advanced class of SALA, K9AY etc, but in it's class of "simple" loops, wires etc.)

With Quantum Phaser, I phase the above against HDLA 6 or ALA 1530 loop, with success, i.e. nulling pests. Still learning!

The result is noteworthy the more so as the assembly is inexpensive.

My random wire turned out to be >18 m of AWG 14 solid sloper (8 m down to about 3 m), with another 4 m (uncut from where it is twisted to the insulator) leading to LWA 0130. Grounded the latter with AWG 10 solid wire to a rod only 1 m in the ground. And used RG 58 C/U as feed-in.

This, I can confidently say, is THE antenna when space + time + money is scarce.
 


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