|The coupling by a FT37-43 with 7 turns|
The small loop in action on 80m. by switching a 1500pF capacitor over the tuning capacitor
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Portable shortwave receivers are normally equiped with short telescopic whip antennas producing a poor reception. This option has more selectivity and a better impedance (low Z) over the 6.8-31 MHz range.
The design uses a single 15-520 pF type tuning capacitor combined with a FT37-43 toroid having 7 turns on the coax side. The loop is made of 3mm brass wire 1m long. Use only plastic enclosures. Tuning range is 6.8 - 31 MHz with oustanding performance. This is also a verry good direction finding antenna. A RG-213 loop of 130 cm gives a higher Q with much stronger signals.
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