Topband: G3YRO 160m Receiving Loop

Roger Kennedy roger at
Mon Dec 9 05:15:09 EST 2019

I have always just lived in a "normal" house in a normal street in the city
. . . so never had room for a Beverage.  Not even room for a Vertical Tx
antenna, as no space for the radials. (and couldn't go high enough)

Most people are amazed that my Tx antenna is a horizontal Halfwave Dipole,
just 50ft high, fed with coax, yet I still work all over the world on Top
Band! (the wire goes outside my property)

However, a couple of years ago I did feel I could benefit from a lower
noise/directional Receive antenna, and made what is basically a Frame
Aerial.  It works very well, and being vertically polarised (unlike my Tx
antenna), it's interesting to see the difference in strength on signals,
depending on the propagation. (it's just up in my loft, pointing East-West)

Given the problems reported with a K9AY, you might like to try it, as it's
very simple and cheap to make - details here:

Roger G3YRO

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