NOTE: As of September 18, 2004 I must raise the price of my receive loops. As that my construction costs, have risen. I've tried to delay any increase up until this point.
W7AE built the first loop for 160m following plans laid out in the ARRL Antenna Handbook. Encouraged by the results I built one for 80m. I found that with a proper pre-amp, such the Palomar series, or Ameco's PT-3 there was a significant lowering of noise, but the signals that I was unable to hear on my sloper now were quite workable using the receiving loop. For the past several years, we experimented with several different configurations , including a circular, and square loop. We found that the diamond configuration worked the best.The 80m version requires a pre-amp to bring the signal up to an acceptable quality. We've found that there is a one to two s unit difference (depending how high you set the gain on the preamp)in the lowering of noise. There have been several times that the loop has made the difference between working a DX station or not hearing him on my sloper.Though the antenna is not a beverage, we've found it to be a good alternative.
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The latest news, is that now I can accept Paypal. Click on the link that says "If you want me to construct one for you" for more details.
Please note that there is a new e-mail address and price increase on the 160/80m loop. (Component prices seem to be going up.)
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