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The ARRL 2017 Field Day is set for Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 June 2017. Thousands of radio amateur from Canada and the United States will be trying to make contacts world wide in one of the largest emergency communications exercises of the year.
All kinds of antennas will be used to "heat the ether" this year, ranging from simple dipoles and verticals to multi-element arrays and unconventional radiators such as magnetic and full-wave loops.
If you're in an experimental frame of mind, you may want to use a magnetic loop antenna as portrayed in this short video by Craig ("VideosByDPF"). Craig used the Chameleon Hybrid Mini and the P-Loop magnetic loop antennas with his ICOM-7200 transceiver. Despite the rather poor conditions in June of 2016, Craig did get some interesting contacts. Perhaps a homemade loop of your own design will be the antenna of choice for this June. In any case, have fun and experiment a little with antennas. You may be surprised how well magnetic loop antennas work.
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