Topband: Fwd: Re: Loop query

K1FZ-Bruce k1fz at
Sat May 20 21:09:57 EDT 2017

Hi Jake,

It is not the best antenna for DX  ,, but a good antenna for Field Day.
The rather high angle pattern should net you many QSO's.
With the match box an acceptable  VSWR for the transceiver should be possible.
Good luck & have fun.


On Sat, 20 May 2017 17:55:19 -0400 (EDT), "jcjacobsen at" wrote:

How do Top Banders, 

I've got a "theory" question for the collective group. 

Think Field Day. Full wave loop on 75/80 meters. Coax fed with a 2:1 balun. (I know, use ladder line and a Match Box). Is it usable if you use ladder line down to near ground level into the balun, and coax from there? OR does/should the balun be up in the air at the loop itself?? We're thinking put the balun down near ground so the weight isn't up in the air.. Remember, field day and temp install. 

What say you all?? 

K9WN Jake 

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