This antenna is easily convertible: Active loop up or down by adding simple 38 inch 3/4 PVC pipe. The antenna is light, portable, serviceable, handles a reasonable amount of power, characteristic Q rejects some interference, and is capable of detecting some weak signals. The High power magnetic loop handles 100W PEP easily. All Stainless Steel Bolts , Nuts and Washers INCLUDED! So after locating some noise and I got that taken care of.
I have always been able to FT8 with this antenna but not much luck on SSB until today. I talked with AE2B in Georgia and a few states to the north of you. So I thank you for your guidance.VARIABLE CAPACITOR: Translucent enclosure, fully. Assembled ready to use High voltage air core variable capacitor. Stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers.
RADIANT LOOP: Qty (1) carefully coiled 38" Diameter 5/8 copper Radiant loop 3. ACTIVE LOOP: Qty (1) 7"Diameter 3/4 wide Aluminum plate 4. Qty (2) Gold plated ¼ inch post connector.
PVC Frame: PVC frame with Qty (10) 3/4 PVC T joint and Aprox. 14 Ft of 3/4 PVC pipe cut in several segments. Qty (10) 6 inch electrical nylon ties. Instructions: Assembly and use instructions. IMPORTANT: Pictures of the MFJ-259C are provided for SWR reading information (Before an automatic antenna tuner matches it to 1:1 swr)only!!
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YOU MUST USE AN AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER NOT INCLUDED! Currently with 100W PEP , rain or shine, I make contact with HAMS across the USA and other countries in South America and Europe. TUNING PROCESS The process of tuning the antenna for Dx is straight forward and is as follows. Turn OFF the auto-tuner and choose the desired frequency on the Transceiver.Turn on the volume on the transceiver and turn over the capacitor on the antenna and find the spot where maximum noise is heard. Turn on the auto tuner and proceed to auto tune the antenna.
This process usually results in a 1:1 swr or very close to it. After this tuning process, when you search for other stations to Dx, you do not need to perform auto tune until you are ready to transmit on a chosen frequency. Once the frequency is chosen, you press auto tune and get your SWR down to 1:1 or very close to it. If the auto tune does not tune satisfactorily after a frequency change, go back to No. LIST OF EQUIPMENT REPORTED USING THE.
Yaesu 857D +MFJ 994B 2. NOT INCLUDED EXPERIMENTATION This antenna design lends itself to experimental applications if you are so inclined.For example, you may want to change the diameter of the radiant loop or the diameter of the tube forming the loop. Or the material of the radiant loop.
Also you can also play with the plane of the loop, vertical or by relocating some portions of the PVC, lay it on a table and have a horizontal polarization. Or maybe you would like to compare the propagation differences between active loop up or down. Which can be made by adding a pvc pipe extension to the top of the front coupling and reconfigure the radiant loop and active loop. This antenna type, finds a very interesting application as a ready portable antenna, easy to use and store, requires no counterpoise or radials, and allows HF in areas where users are constricted by a number of reasons. NOT that there is anything wrong with those, but the discreet profile of the Magnetic Loop has its charm and applications.
The item "High Power Multiband Magnetic Loop Antenna 17-20-30-40 Mts" is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "teslamiaus" and is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.