So, if the loop is big enough, and has the right angles, it becomes a useful
DX antenna ? The next question would have to be: How do you work out the
required angles ?
I was just wondering what kind of wire antenna for DX might be useful if I
put up poles at the 4 corners of an acre of land.
73s Tim EI8IC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tim Makins, EI8IC" <email@example.com>; "TowerTalk"
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Horizontal Loops
> > If a folded dipole performs like a normal dipole, why
> doesn't a horizontal
> > loop perform like a rhombic ?
> Because a Rhombic is diamond-shaped uni- or bi-directional
> antenna normally more than 2 WL on a leg and has the angles
> adjusted so the lobes from all four sides align at a low
> wave angle.
> A loop generally has no particular adjustment of angles or
> A Rhombic also has very poor efficiency along with many
> spurious lobes, and so is not really a very high gain
> antenna for the physical area. The big Rhombic at ARRL HQ
> for example was reported to have about the same signal as a
> three element monoband yagi. They do however produce useable
> patterns over very wide bandwidths.
> 73 Tom
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