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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

160m horizontal loop? ...why not!

Hi all,

This 10 - 160 meter tuned horizontal loop antenna is fed with 450 ohm ladder line all the way into the ham shack to an Palstar AT1500BAL balanced line antenna tuner.

The above graphic depicts the overall layout of the loop antenna consisting of 558 ft. of #16 "silky" stranded wire cut to one wavelength long on the lowest operating frequency (160 meters). The mean height of the loop above ground is about 55 ft. The loop is suspended from from four corners by nylon halyard strong over the top of 4 adjacent trees as shown above.


73 - Petr, OK1RP

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