I feel the topic of horizontal loops should be expanded on here. They seem a
cheap and easy-to-construct antenna, which can be supported from 3 or 4
wooden poles, 20-30' high, in the corners of a small lot. The wire can be
of a small gauge, and hence almost invisible, as long as you don't mind
repairing it after occasional gales, ice or bird-strikes. I have heard of
one Scottish station using two loops, one above the other, on the same
poles, and claiming very good results QRP to VK-land.
Who else has actually used a horizontal loop on the low bands, and what are
your comments ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David L. Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 02 September 2001 04:23
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> 160 meter antennas: Best for short hop (out to 1200 miles) by far was a
> 160 meter horizontal loop that I loaded with center in wires (capacity
> loading) as per the article in the old ARRL Antenna Anthology. I got it
> down to WSB *750Khz) by extending the center in wires
> to center back wires. Not bad for a 390 foot loop. A station in KY told
> was the loudest on 160 in the CQ 160 in the early 90's. Unfortunately the
> loop came down in a winter storm...........
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