Building the 80m horizontal loop @PE4BAS. Post #1222.

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If you have the space, time, and the help of a few close friends, this full-sized 80 meter loop antenna will be worth the effort to design, build, erect, and use. In this video, Bas Lev (PE4BAS show us the 4-hour project compressed into a few short minutes. With a bit of help from friends or your radio club, construction time can be reduced significantly.  While this antenna is perfect for NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) propagation, it will also perform well on several Amateur Radio HF bands if 450-ohm ladder line or 300-ohm television twin lead is used in conjunction with a balanced antenna "tuner." This loop antenna would be useful on ARRL Field Day events or other portable operations now that propagation is favoring the lower HF bands.

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  1. Nice to see my video showing up here. Unfortunately I don't use this magnificent antenna anymore since my XYL doesn't want it around the garden anymore. Instead I use a 2x20m inverted-V at 12m agl. Fed by homemade ladder line. I use the same Palstar tner I did use for the horizontal NVIS loop. It works as well as the loop on 80m. But the loop worked better on 40-15m. 73, Bas


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