----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott McClements" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dave Hachadorian" <K6LL@arrl.net>
Cc: "Towertalk Reflector" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Using a dip meter
> On 3/20/08, Dave Hachadorian <K6LL@arrl.net> wrote:
>> The quad loop must be continuous, with no insulators.
> Dave - Thank you for addressing my question. You point out
> here - this was my 75 meter loop - which is not parasitic.
> Its driven,
> so its broken at the feedpoint with an center insulator.
> Would that cause a problem?
Yes. That's the problem. Remove the feedline and put a
temporary jumper across the insulator, and you will read the
resonant frequency of the loop. You could build your little
coupling loop into this jumper, and remove the other little
>The manual gave one example for reading
> antenna resonance - a ground mounted vertical. It showed a
> loop in the
> vertical section of the antenna.
For a vertical, the loop should be between the vertical
radiator and the ground system. Maybe they showed a ground
at the base of the vertical, and a small loop just above the
ground. That is essentially the same thing as a loop between
the vertical and ground.
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
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