Fw: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
Tim Makins, EI8IC
Tue, 4 Sep 2001 08:32:01 +0100
----- Original Message -----
From: "utahfolk" <email@example.com>
To: "Tim Makins, EI8IC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 25 December 2066 06:02
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> Tim ... I have been using horizontal loops since 1957 and their
> is excellent on all
> bands ... the secret is horizontal and as high as you can get ... but
> almost anything works quite
> well .. DX is a piece of cake .. I work tons of contests and run lots of
> QRP and I SELDOM fail
> to make the QSO ... there is no better multiband antenna around ... feed
> any where you want
> with anything you want ... it flys! Coax RG59 is preferred (RG11 for HP)
> and 300 ohm line
> will be the best match across al lthe bands .. of course you will need
> antenna tuner ... you can't
> have everything .. hi! ... de Dave nc7w (Refer: THE LOOP SKYWIRE Nov 85
> QST and any
> of the ARRL HANDBOOKS since about 1990 for a write up on this antenna)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Makins, EI8IC <email@example.com>
> To: TowerTalk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sunday, September 02, 2001 7:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> >I feel the topic of horizontal loops should be expanded on here. They
> >cheap and easy-to-construct antenna, which can be supported from 3 or 4
> >wooden poles, 20-30' high, in the corners of a small lot. The wire can
> >of a small gauge, and hence almost invisible, as long as you don't mind
> >repairing it after occasional gales, ice or bird-strikes. I have heard
> >one Scottish station using two loops, one above the other, on the same
> >poles, and claiming very good results QRP to VK-land.
> >Who else has actually used a horizontal loop on the low bands, and what
> >your comments ?
> >Tim www.qsl.net/ei8ic/
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "David L. Thompson" <email@example.com>
> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: 02 September 2001 04:23
> >Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> >> 160 meter antennas: Best for short hop (out to 1200 miles) by far was
> >> 160 meter horizontal loop that I loaded with center in wires (capacity
> >> loading) as per the article in the old ARRL Antenna Anthology. I got
> >> down to WSB *750Khz) by extending the center in wires
> >> to center back wires. Not bad for a 390 foot loop. A station in KY
> >> was the loudest on 160 in the CQ 160 in the early 90's. Unfortunately
> >> loop came down in a winter storm...........
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