80 Meter Full Wave Loop Ham Radio Antenna
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This is post 2454 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
If you have sufficient space and a few trees, then this 80 meter full wavelength loop antenna is for you.
Rich Rodgers (WB5YBZ) does a wonderful job of describing this antenna he built for his home station. According to Rich, this antenna is resonant at 3.650 MHz.
Although you can erect this loop by yourself, you may want some help to speed up the construction and rigging of this large HF antenna.
Your reward will be quiet HF antenna with a bit of gain over a dipole. You can get multiband performance by using a wide-range antenna "tuner", a 4:1 balun, and parallel feed line, such as 450 ohm window line.
Full wave HF loop antennas are ideal NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) antennas for local, state, and regional communications.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).