new MFJ rx only magnetic loop antenna

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N2DTS, Jun 17, 2019.

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  1. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I ordered one of these after reading some good reviews and video's.
    Its a lower price then other loops, yet seems to work well and be well made.
    Something out of the norm for MFJ?
    gig a parts is back ordered, they are selling like hot cakes it seems.
    I will post the results when it arrives.

    500 KHz to 30 MHz or higher, no tune, low noise, so it might be useful into something like an SDR RX where you can click on bands 160 to 6 and listen/look, and TX on the noisy vertical antenna.

    It will be interesting to compare a dipole, vertical and loop.
    My zero 5 30 foot vertical is sometimes better on rx then the dipole, and sometimes one dipole is better then the other by far, so its very interesting comparing things...
     
  2. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I watched a video of that antenna on YouTube as I'm always interested in small rx antennas for 160 m. The only thing that bothered me about it was the way the loop is held in place vertically by the plastic pre-amp housing. Maybe there are bolts going through the plastic sleeves and into the ends of the loop tubing but it looked to be like a friction clamp. However, electrically let us know how it works.
     
  3. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some have reported it better made then other loops, shocking for MFJ!

    We will see.
    If it works well I may get the cheap rotor they sell.
     

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