Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Ham Radio-Building a 1 foot Junk Box Magnetic Loop (experimental). Post 1822.


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What once looked like a "boring evening" for Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) turned out to be most productive in terms of building a new experimental HF magnetic loop antenna.  Kevin wondered if a very small (1-foot/0.3048 meter) magnetic loop could deliver enough performance to qualify as a useful antenna.  Although Kevin admits that the loop wasn't very efficient, it did work and served as a model for a much improved loop antenna later on. Kevin featured that antenna in this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtsYRyEkCkQ.  The message from this little project is clear:  don't be afraid to experiment with your antennas.  You may succeed beyond expectations.  Besides, antennas are fun to build, especially when you spend very little money to make them. 

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Aloha and happy holidays to all!  Russ (KH6JRM).

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