Tuesday, January 28, 2020

HF Antenna in the attic ham radio magnetic loop antenna for HOA


If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9th_JBfMIk. This is Post 2138 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Julian (OH8STN) for this creative antenna approach for radio amateurs living in deed-restricted properties.  In this video, we see how a magnetic loop antenna (in this case a Chameleon F-Loop) can be mounted in an attic to allow communications without drawing unwanted attention from neighbors or HOA committees.

This antenna works best if your roof in non-metal.  Here are some of Julian's observations:

"Hello Operators A former colleague and good friend in Ukraine, asked about a stealth antenna, and how it might work for his situation. The operator asked about magnetic loop antennas for HF, and if they could be would be completely hidden from view, by the surrounding community. In this video, I am using an attic mounted magnetic loop antenna, with a remote control for tuning. The Antenna is the Chameleon F-LOOP with the RTRR rotator Tuner. Globally ham radio operators are finding it increasingly more difficult to deploy large HF antennas for amateur radio. In many cases they are limited by homeowners associations, deed restrictions, lack necessary space, … For some operators living in conflict zones, putting up a large antenna array for HF communications may bring unwanted attention."

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