Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Magnetic Loop Antenna by 9H1PF


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your web browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ev17aaRu7w. You could also insert the full title of the post into your browser if the URL doesn't work. This is post #988 in a continuing series of Simple Ham Radio Antennas. Magnetic Loop Antennas are a viable alternative to full-length dipoles and 1/4 vertical antennas for those living in deed-restricted properties governed by HOAs and CC&Rs. These antennas are small and highly portable, lending themselves to both home and portable/emergency use. Although there are several commercially-made magnetic loop antennas available through MFJ, Alpha, DX-Engineering, and Chameleon, you may save some money by building your own. You may have to search for some parts, but the effort will be worth it with an antenna you've built yourself. In this well-made video, James Fernando (9H1PF) shows us how he designed and assembled his HF magnetic loop antenna. All measurements, spacings, and materials are shown along with some helpful tips on how to assemble the pieces into a functional antenna. This antenna would make a nice project for a long, cold winter's evening. -- For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info; https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com; https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com; http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs); and http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (the latest news from the worlds of science and technology). Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).