Friday, December 18, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Simple Loop Antenna for 20-10 meters. Post #631.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/y3-LIQ6G6e4.  Here's a very simple loop antenna that will cover the amateur radio 20-10 meter bands.  Lynn (NG9D) has done an excellent job of describing the antenna and the procedure needed to lift it into place.  Loops are fairly forgiving antennas and can deliver a theorectical 2dB gain over a dipole at the same frequency.  Loops are quiet and can be either horizontally or vertically polarized to meet your DX needs. You can also feed this loop antenna with television twin lead or 450 ohm cable.  You'll need a balanced tuner or a 4:1 balun/tuner combination to complete the project. Either way, this loop is easy to make and can serve as an excellent portable or emergency antenna.  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.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).