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Quote from: gil on April 26, 2018, 07:03:21 am
Loops can be very efficient, but small loops sold by most antenna companies are just too short. Best for 20/30/40m would be a 19ft perimeter loop.
Quote from: johno on April 23, 2018, 11:05:16 pm
I've tried different antennas for my RV, using my ICOM-7000 with the AH8 tuner and a long wire or a Buddy Pole. It's hard to put up an antenna with other campers around and the park rangers don't want anything hanging from trees, and I'm afraid someone will walk into the tips of the Buddy Pole. So, I've started using an Alpha magnetic loop with my HB1B and some RG-6. RG-8 weighs more than the loop and the radio combined and is awkward to store. The RG-6 "seems to be" ok for this, but I'm still in the trial stage. Also, in case I break the coax, RG-6 and connectors are available just about everywhere.
The only real problem I've had with the loop is the little tripod it came with is junk, and after about the first 15 minutes I got my regular camera tripod out and suspended a part of a tractor 3 point hitch iron from it with a bungee cord because of gusty winds. The loop receives very well, and many time signals are so strong it's hard to tune in the exact station I want, they are all so close together.
Anyone have experience with a magnetic loop antenna?
Quote from: Jon_Garfio on April 11, 2018, 03:50:49 pm
Here you are a dipole that I just made to bring It to mountain into the backpack.
I try to get performance with ligher weight.
The video is in spanish lenguage but if somebody needs any info I don't have any problem to share It.
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Quote from: gil on March 19, 2018, 09:14:49 pm
EARCHI 9:1 UNUN between the tuner and barb wire... No ground. Using the lower wire as a reflector would probably help though.
Quote from: caulktel on July 12, 2017, 05:54:15 pm
I would love to buy your 817, but I have no $$$ right now:-( I saw it on QRZ also.
Quote from: gil on May 13, 2017, 01:56:12 am
Good one Sparks. I used Ham University on iOS and KMTPro on Android. I like the feature that lets you listen to current news in Morse code...