A 40-10 Meter sloping Delta Loop Antenna. Post #238.
A one-wavelength loop is one of my favorite antennas. Loops may be built in a square, circular, rectangular, of triangular form to create an effective, inexpensive antenna. Loops can be built for single band service using coaxial cable and a quarter wave transformer or for multiple band use employing 450 ohm ladder line fed into a 4:1 balun and then into an antenna transmatch. A small length of 50 ohm coaxial cable with UHF fittings can be used to connect your transceiver to the transmatch. For my growing antenna farm at my new homesite in the Puna District of Hawaii Island, I needed an antenna which would give me good local coverage for local state wide nets and a decent signal for DX work. From my location on Hawaii Island, almost anything beyond Hawaii counts as DX. I elected to build a simple, one wavelength long sloping delta loop supported by a telescoping fiberglass mast and supported at the bottom ends by two wooden stakes. In order to cover 40 through 10 meters, I de