Tuning magnetic loops by ear...

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  1. G3CWI

    G3CWI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wondered how accurately I could tune a mag loop by ear in the field? I was surprised by my results. How have you tuned your loops in the field?

    73 Richard G3CWI

     
  2. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    For some reason my computer won't show your video.... probably since it's a work machine and heavily firewalled.

    BUT I always tune my field-loop by ear on my Kenwood. It's actually quite easy to hear the peak in signal when you reach resonance. Then I let the radio's antenna matcher handle the final little tweaks in impedance. It works like a charm, and doesn't require any additional equipment.

    For my SDRplay, or any radio with a waterfall it's easy-peasy: you can see the peak in the signal. You just set the peak on your desired frequency and you are good to go.
     
  3. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've always tuned mag loops and manual tuners by ear, using an SWR meter for the final tweak.
     
  4. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Doesn't that hurt?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     

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