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Reviews For: W6LVP Magnetic Receive Loop

Category: Antennas: VLF/LF/HF Receive only

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Review Summary For : W6LVP Magnetic Receive Loop
Reviews: 82MSRP: 345 USD + shipping
Magnetic receive-only loop. With low-noise amplifier and transmit/receive switch and power inserter box for the LNA that allows radios such as the IC7300 with no separate receive input to easily use both a separate receive antenna and a transmit antenna. Also available with just LNA and power inserter for radios with a separate receive antenna input.
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AE6GD Rating: 2017-01-25
Really helps on low bands. Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I installed the loop on a low cost rotator about 10 feet off the ground. I ran the loop antenna to the aux receiver antenna input on my TS-590. The signal level from the loop is about the same as from my doublet, but the noise level is much lower. This is most evident on 160 and 80 but still helpful on 40 meters. The improved s/n ratio allows me to copy CW on 160 meters that I can't copy with my doublet. In addition, on the low bands, the loop can be rotated to null specific noise sources. I'm planning to use the loop antenna for Field Day this year, probably on 40 and 80 CW. This is a high quality unit and it works. Very much worth the cost.
K5KWG Rating: 2017-01-24
Great low noise receive loop antenna Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
After extensive testing with WSPR on 15 20 30 40 80 and 160 meters I found this antenna to be equal and in some cases superior to my Wellbrook low noise receive loop. The lower cost and the fact that this product includes a transmit / receive antenna switch box makes it a better choice. The switchbox allows my IC-7100 to work with either a transmit antenna for both transmit and receive or also to instantly switch so that even though my radio only has one antenna port it can be switched to use the loop for receive and my normal transmit antenna for transmit. This allows me many times to hear signals that are otherwise buried in the noise.

I love the low noise of the receive loop and the fact that it receives from 2200 meters to 10 meters without any tuning.