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Here's a simple antenna that you may want to try for your next Amateur Radio activity. In this video, Hiram Vazquez takes us step-by-step in the design, building, and use of a Delta Loop Antenna. The Delta Loop receives well, exhibits low noise, shows some gain over a dipole antenna (about 3 dB), and can be built from locally available materials. You can feed a delta loop antenna with 50-ohm coaxial cable for single band use or with 450 ohm ladder line for multiband use. For multiband coverage, design the antenna for the lowest frequency of use, use 450 ohm ladder line as a feeder, and run the feeder through a balanced antenna "tuner" or a 4:1 balun before connecting the antenna system to your HF transceiver.
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