40m Loop Update

I ran 1W WSPR on the 40m Magnetic Loop Antenna for about 18 hours before impending inclement weather forced me to bring it down.Here is what is looks like when taken down:

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Very compact. Longest PVC pipe is about 3.5′ long. Here are the WSPR results:

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The antenna held up well over night. Only issue is the captive nut came loose. Epoxy does not seem to do the job so I’ll have to come up with a fix. Also thinking about how to bring the tuning adjustment down to a more reasonable height.

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One response to “40m Loop Update

  1. Andrew VK1AD December 30, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Well done on working VK1!

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