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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: OliverWatt on December 23, 2016, 03:37:48 pm

Title: STN is about to start a new series about magnetic loop crafting
Post by: OliverWatt on December 23, 2016, 03:37:48 pm
STN is about to start a new series about magnetic loop crafting which is pretty awesome!

https://youtu.be/51bkgyOjIjY

https://youtu.be/iafP0eERYy0

- Oliver
Title: Re: STN is about to start a new series about magnetic loop crafting
Post by: RadioRay on December 23, 2016, 06:51:42 pm
Seems like a win-win situation. I like Julian's videos and I love my homebrew Magnetic Loop antenna. Thanks for the links.

RadioRay ...-  .-
Title: Re: STN is about to start a new series about magnetic loop crafting
Post by: gil on December 24, 2016, 08:46:05 am
Julian is very good at making videos and he has that radio voice, LOL. I am sure he will post about it here too.

Magnetic loops are awesome. I know you like them too Ray! The one I built at 21ft perimeter was a bit too long for 20m:

http://radiopreppers.com/index.php/topic,180.msg609.html#msg609 (http://radiopreppers.com/index.php/topic,180.msg609.html#msg609) I made many contacts with it on 40m from Florida to Eastern Europe using 1 to 5W.

The next one will have eight 60cm sections, close to 5m total perimeter and be fed with a toroid. I should make one for 10-20m as well. They are a pain to tune and have zero bandwidth but are very efficient. Making a magnetic loop is easy but it is great that Chameleon is making a kit. If it is as well built as the Hybrid Micro it will be a winner. The narrow bandwidth can be an asset when using tiny rigs with no filtering like the Rock-Mite.

Gil.