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Topband: K9AY Loop questions

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Subject: Topband: K9AY Loop questions
From: "Mark Beckwith" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:30:09 -0500
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K9AY Loop questions for community wisdom/knowledge:

Question 1 - I have seen plots on K9AY loops and their relative gain is way 
down on 160 compared to 80.  Of course, they work great on 160, certainly with 
a preamp.  Does this mean you could make one for 80 that was half the size and 
it would still work well?  Is there something magical about the size that Gary 
designed them to be?

Question 2 - is there any reason you could not build one 10 feet above the 
ground and use a ground plane of 3 or 4 elevated radials?  Over very 
sandy/rocky soil, wouldn't that give me better control of my antenna ground 
than (more) difficult-to-manage (i.e. hard to bury and keep buried)  in-ground 

Mark, N5OT
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