Saturday, July 8, 2017

HF Mobile Loop Antenna. Post #1183.


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Here's a fascinating HF mobile loop antenna that can be used in your vehicle, inside your home, or at a portable field operation.  Timothy Drager (W3UE) has done an excellent job of explaining how this unique antenna works and how to assemble, use, and modify the antenna.  Tim claims this mobile HF loop has about 6% efficiency, compared to a "screwdriver" mobile whip antenna which is around 2% efficient.  There appears to be little interaction between the copper pipe loop and the metal roof of his vehicle. An intriguing antenna worth considering.

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