My Little Loaded Loop
My Little Loaded Loop, say that three times fast.
I'm now experimenting with a new design, a loop that is 95 feet long with a 3 ft coil (60 ft of wire wound around a 1.5 in tube). I've been experimenting on numerous bands and have some good reports, both local and out of state.
Don't know the exact tune/cut, but with a tuner it is a good 1-to-1 from TX to tuner across 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10. And it almost comes down to a usable SWR on 160, but not safe enough. A picture of it is on my QZR page.
Originally Posted by KA6TRF
You'll get a lot higher Q if your loading coil is fatter and shorter...but otherwise, good show!
"A minute of measurement trumps a decade of debate."
Contacts made so far on my Little Loaded Loop in the past 2 days with 75 watts:
15M - Japan
20M - Texas, Chicago IL, So California, Virginia, Washington, Nevada, Alabama
40M - Mayport Florida
No balun, just direct connection to the loop? How long is the pvc coil, the 60 turns?
No balun, I just connected the loop to the 50 ohm RG-58, with a 4 turn coil of coax about 20 feet from the end for RF into shack prevention help. The coil is 60 feet of 24 gauge wound around the 1.5 inch dia x 3 foot long tube form.
Originally Posted by AE5JU
Today I added two Belgium contacts and one from Italy via the Little Loaded Loop and 75 watts.
I'm really surprised how the LLL is working.... and grateful!
Seven countries using the Little Loaded Loop and 75 watts this weekend.
Japan, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, France, England
Last edited by KA6TRF; 02-21-2010 at 06:28 PM.
Reason: Adding contact info
I've added another 3 foot coil to My Little Loaded Loop, now making it a two coil loop.