19 Apr 2013

Loopy on 10m - first results

This afternoon I managed to catch 10m open and got some excellent spots from 4X1RF with reports as good as -5dB S/N using 2.5W to the small magnetic loop taped to the chair in the bedroom shack. Without doing too scientific a test, the impression I get is the loop is every bit as good as the external longwire end-fed antenna in the garden.

I may move the magnetic loop up into the loft in the coming days to see how it performs there, pre-tuned to the WSPR frequency. Based on results in the bedroom, I would expect it to work well.

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