Ham Radio Antenna

Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas

Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas
Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas

Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas
The Loop Antenna Amplifier + contains all the electronics needed for home DIY construction of an active loop (magnetic loop) low noise receiving antenna. The amplifier consists of two units, a weatherproofed outdoor head unit for connection to a suitable loop and a bias tee unit to provide DC power up the coaxial cable to the outdoor unit.

The head unit can also be used on it's own powered by the internal bias tee inside a SDRPlay receiver. The outdoor unit is housed in a polycarbonate box with stainless steel antenna connections and a BNC socket. The bias tee unit is a PCB with two BNC connectors and a DC socket to take DC power from a battery or power supply.

Like our other active antenna products it has RF overload protection to allow it to be used very close to transmit antennas without damaging the amplifier or the attached receiver. The loop depends on what the user has available. We have tested it with simple wire loops or deltas, coax loops and an alloy loop made from a bicycle wheel rim. We supply a 3m (10 ft) length of wire as a simple loop to make a first loop for testing. The Bias Tee unit is intended for use with a 12 V feed which allows the head unit amplifier to have a greater dynamic range than with the 5 V available from a SDRPlay receiver. The components in the internal bias tee inside a SDRPlay receiver limits the minimum frequency to 500 kHz. Using our bias tee unit allows the antenna amplifier to work over it's full range. This is ideal for fixed station operations with high quality loops and high performance base station receivers or transceivers. Frequency range (Loop Antenna Amplifier +): 5 kHz to 150 MHz.

Gain (head and base units Loop Antenna Amplifier +): 25 dB at 14 MHz. Noise figure: 0.79 dB.

Supply voltage (head unit): 4.5 to 15V from a bias-tee feed via the coaxial cable. Supply current (head unit fed with 5 V from bias-tee): 25 mA.

Supply current (head unit fed with 13.8 V from bias-tee): 100 mA. Loop antenna outdoor unit connectors: Two M6 stainless steel threaded studs and BNC female (RF out 50 ohms).

Loop antenna amplifier bias tee board connections: BNC female (RF input and DC feed to outdoor unit), BNC female (RF output to receiver), DC connector (for 4.5 to 12 V DC power input). The item "Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas" is in sale since Thursday, July 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Mobile Phones & Communication\Radio Communication Equipment\Antennas\Ham/Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "cross_country_wireless" and is located in Farnworth, Bolton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.

  • Model: Loop Antenna Amplifier +
  • Unit Quantity: 1
  • Band: HF
  • Directivity: Bi-Directional
  • Type: Loop antenna
  • Features: Built-in Amplifier
  • Number of Outputs: 1
  • Compatible Product: Base Station Radio
  • Number of Inputs: 1
  • Brand: Cross Country Wireless

Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier + for making HF loop antennas