Category Archives: Magnetic Loops

Revisiting the LDF5-50 MagLoop

I’ve had a lot of fun using the LDF5-50 based MagLoop. By adding and swapping one or more high-voltage doorknob style capacitors it’s been possible to cover the 80m <> 20m bands. The only two negative things being that the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the LDF4-50 MagLoop

Today I decided to enjoy the fine weather and do some further outdoor tests with the LDF4-50 MagLoop. I constructed this loop last year. Up until now this loop hasn’t really been used, all my MagLoop experiments have been done … Continue reading

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LDF5-50 MagLoop on 80m

When I first made this MagLoop my goal was to be able to use it on the 40m band, and this was achieved. Recently I began to wonder if it might also work on 80m. So the MagLoop was setup … Continue reading

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A new LDF4-50 Magnetic Loop Antenna

Having recently changed my car I realised this week that the diameter of my LDF5-50 Magnetic Loop (ML) is fractionally too big to fit in the back of my new car!!! So something needed to be done if I wanted … Continue reading

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LDF5-50 based Magnetic Loop Antenna

Having had great success with a loop made using LDF4-50 Heliax and the much smaller 24″ diameter bicycle wheel rim loop I decided to try making a larger loop that would work on the 17m, 20m and 30m bands and … Continue reading

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24″ Bicycle Rim Mag Loop Update

My first tests using the 24″ aluminium bicycle rim did not work out well. This was, as you may have already read elsewhere, due to problems with the Faraday coupling loop that I was using at the time. Having had … Continue reading

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Magnetic Loop Antenna

I’d spent some time reading various articles describing the construction of magnetic loop antennas. The reason for this interest was that my son (2E0KGG) had moved to a new QTH and to help get him active on one or more … Continue reading

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