KK5JY "LoG" Loop on Ground low-band RX antenna at WX0V.



If you need a low noise receive antenna for a crowded urban area, then this idea from Matt Roberts (KK5JY) may prove useful.

The antenna is inexpensive and easy to make. This antenna was installed at WX0V.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMb8i5QajW0

Here are some comments from WX0V:

Here is the KK5JY Loop on Ground, or "LoG", low-band (primarily 160m and 80m) receive antenna at my station. This antenna was designed by Matt Roberts, KK5JY. Please refer to his web site for more information on this antenna: http://www.kk5jy.net/LoG/ The cores that I used are the Amidon BN61-202 binocular cores, which are readily available on-line. Some have stated that a 73 mix binocular core is better than a 61 mix (or 43 mix). That is possible, too. It doesn't hurt to experiment. The wire I used is Temco MW0064 28 GA solid copper magnet wire. That seems to have been discontinued, and replaced by Temco MW0308, which is green (versus red). Same wire, but a different color. Do not get concerned about how the the windings ratio is counted. It doesn't matter if it is 12:3 or 24:6...follow the directions as I indicate on the video, and you will be fine. It also doesn't hurt to experiment (please read some of the comments). This video incorrectly calls this the "KK5YJ" LoG (wrong call sign). This was an error during production. The older version has been removed from You Tube (it was at https://youtu.be/xXNmkgPC3TI), and replaced with this updated version. The narration is still incorrect, but titles have been included to show the correct call sign. My apologies to Matt Roberts, KK5JY, for this error. Also check out this well-produced video from G0CNN on his build of this antenna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0m4u... Also check out this excellent video on the LoG from Roly, ZL1BQD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYC-... #KK5JYLooponGround #RXantenna #LoG
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).




 

 

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