----- Original Message -----
From: "EUGENE SMAR" <SPELUNK.SUENO@prodigy.net>
To: "Tim Makins, EI8IC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 03 September 2001 00:00
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> I've had an 80M horizontal loop up at this station since 1991or '92.
> It's been the only HF antenna I've had here in that time. It works very
> well for local (stateside) QSOs on 80 and 40 (with tuner in the shack),
> OK on those bands for DX (just got my DXCC this spring.) On 20 and
> I've often broken pile-ups to European and SA stations on the first or
> second call.
> For longer skip, I have to wait my turn to be heard, or not even work
> the DX at all. The loop's patterns show nulls at the lower arrival angles
> for DX signals arriving from longer distnaces.
> As you may know, I've been bulding a small self-supporting tower this
> summer to hold up a Bencher Skyhawk triband Yagi and a rotatable dipole
> 40 M. I'll have to remove the loop, as it now runs through the legs of
> tower (I have a relatively small lot here and had few places to choose
> for the tower). I'm considering using my 160M inverted-L on 80, or
> loading the tower on 80. But If I didn't have the tower, I'd be very
> with the loop.
> Feel free to ask question if I can help.
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Makins, EI8IC <email@example.com>
> To: TowerTalk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sunday, September 02, 2001 3:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> >I feel the topic of horizontal loops should be expanded on here. They
> >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
> >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
> >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
> >your comments ?
> >Tim www.qsl.net/ei8ic/
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "David L. Thompson" <email@example.com>
> >To: <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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> was the loudest on 160 in the CQ 160 in the early 90's. Unfortunately
> >> loop came down in a winter storm...........
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