Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Simple Loop Antenna for 20-10 meters. Post #902.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3_LIQ6G6e4.  Exceptionally well made video from NG9D showing you a very simple way to design, make, and erect a vertical closed loop antenna that covers all Amateur Radio bands from 20 to 10 meters. Each construction step is thoroughly explained and shown in the video.  If you follow the instructions, you'll have little difficulty in building and using this antenna.  Attaching a coaxial feed line to the antenna is easy--just solder one end of the antenna to the center pin of the coax and the other end to the braided shield.  An antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner" would help match the antenna impedance to the impedance of your transceiver. You would also need a vertical support of at least 30 feet/9.14 meters to get maximum performance out of this antenna.  You could also use television twin lead or 450 ohm ladder line to feed the antenna.  If this is your choice, be sure to use an antenna transmatch.

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