Topband: K9AY Loop not performing
va3mw at portcredit.net
Mon Dec 9 22:03:30 EST 2019
That is one interesting find. I'm going to have to do some tests and see
if I have the same issue.
My RX antenna and TX antennas are about 2 wavelengths apart and both are
very well choked into a 2x8 switch.
I am going to have to give this some thought.
73, Mike va3mw
On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 4:26 PM N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net> wrote:
> Thank you to everyone who responded to my query. The transmitting
> antenna was indeed coupling both noise and signals into my K9AY loops.
> I disconnected it at the feedpoint and the noise level on the RX antenna
> dropped 4 S-units! Fooling around today in steady rain (which may
> affect the quality of ground, I'd expect). I was amazed, playing with
> the high end of the AM broadcast band, to be able to select one of two
> stations on the same frequency, just by switching the direction of the
> loop array. I can hardly wait for European sunrise.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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