Saturday, January 31, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: Full-Wave Loop Antenna. Post #368.


Nice, easy to understand tutorial on Full-Wave Loops antennas from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV). I've used full-wave loop antennas for many years and have found them to be simple, effective, and efficient. Full 80-10 meter coverage can be gained if you design your full-wave loop for 80 meters and use 450 ohm ladder line as your feed line. The ladder line then goes into a balanced tuner, which is connected to your rig by a short length of coaxial cable. If you don't have a balanced tuner, you can connect the ladder line to a 4:1 balun and use a short piece of coaxial cable to connect the balun to your tuner. You can use a variety of shapes for your full-wave loop, with the square and delta loop being popular options. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).