Art Bell's (WB6OBB) really big loop antenna

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  1. KC0BUS

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    I was looking at Art Bell's (W6OBB) Really Big Loop antenna on this link and got to wondering what the performance must be like and what the advantages and disadvantages must be for such a loop antenna. Anyone's thoughts?
     
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  2. KB4QAA

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    #1. It's a great conversation starter.
     
  3. WA9CWX

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    He said, as I recall, that he could work Europe during the DAY on 75 phone...
    He also mentioned many times on the air that there was an unusual high voltage (static charge) on that thing, and he had to take special precautions to reduce the effect on his gear.
    However, there is a VERY local ( right next door I think) High power AM station on the air all day, THAT might have something to do with induced current on the antenna.....
    I THINK it was two loops of about a half mile of wire, one about 40' up the other a little higher, but I am not sure, been a while since I have heard him, either on the air(BCB), or on 75 meters.
     
  4. KA4DPO

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    Now that really is one big loop.
     
  5. K0WVM

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    He used to be on 3840? Wheres he at now?
     
  6. WA6MHZ

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    All it takes is MONEY, and wheelbarrows and wheelbarrows full of it!
     
  7. WB1HJS

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    Cool!! In a year or so, when I'm using wheelbarrows full of money to buy a loaf of bread, I'll put one up at WB1HJS!
     
  8. KL7AJ

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    Considering the source, the antenna is obviously optimized for communicating with space aliens. It also serves as sort of a tin foil hat for his ranch, in case HAARP attempts to communicate with his horses, and thereby take over the planet.


    eric
     
  9. W2IBC

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    lol. that made me laugh.

    looks like art is still in good ol Pahrump,Nevada
     
  10. VA6AW

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    LOOKS LIKE AREA 51 OR COULD ART HAVE CREATED AREA 52 TO TAKE PRESSURE OFF OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION DOWN THERE.

    VA6AW SKCC #4980
     
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