[Antennaware] Height for horizontal loops

Ross Primrose - N4RP n4rp at aiko.com
Thu Sep 24 16:25:30 PDT 2009

John Geiger wrote:
> How high does a horizontal loop (the look skywire) need to be for decent performance?  A quick google search revealed that people were running them at 25 or 30 feet with good results (in their opinion).  I know that high is better, but how high does it need to be to show real improvement over a dipole?

I run a 160m horizontal loop (543') at about 40'. I also run exclusively
QRP. I've exceeded 1000Mile/watt on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 15m with the
loop, and worked all continents on SSB & Digital on 5W.

All this year, with the current band conditions.

73, Ross N4RP

FCC Section 97.313(a) “At all times, an amateur station must use the 
minimum transmitter power necessary to carry out the desired 

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