[Antennaware] Antenna wire in EZNEC

Guy Olinger, K2AV olinger at bellsouth.net
Tue May 6 20:02:02 EDT 2008

You are talking about substituting discrete wires to create the effect of a 
loop made of 10 or 100 mm pipe.  Just do that in the model and see what 

73, Guy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Ikin" <andrew.ikin at btopenworld.com>
To: <antennaware at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:09 PM
Subject: [Antennaware] Antenna wire in EZNEC

Hello Guys,

I have a model for loop antenna.  I have noticed that if I increase the wire 
diam. from 0.5mm to say 12mm for a 20m circumfrence wire loop antenna the 
1.1MHz gain goes up from -28dBi to -13dBi. Increasing the diam. again to 100mm 
the gain is now -5dBi.

Is the increase in gain due to lower wire resistance or a reduction in the 
loop inductance or both?

Can I use say 300 Ohm ribbon ( wires in parallel ) to get the same results as 
12mm diam wire. Also can I use two wires spaced 100mm to simulate a 100mm diam 


Andrew G8LUG
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