A max. performance 40m - (60m) - 80m transmitting loop antenna.
Improved impedance matching.
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Many thanks to G0CWT for the eye opening, and proven, results from his empirical research.
This low-Q, wide band, 10m circumference loop, is developed according data from G0CWT.
It has its maximum efficiency (-0.5dB) at 40m, and only a liitle less at 80m.
It has omni radiation characteristics.
Installed at low height (1 to 3m) it is a Near Vertical Indent Sky wave antenna, optimal for regional QSOs (up to 300 km).
Installed at 7-10m height above surroundings it has DX possibilities at 40m and 80m.
Perfectly wideband matched at 40m and 80m, using a remotely switched ring core transformer.
Tested with 10 minutes 100W continues carrier.
NO tuner is needed at 80m and 40m.
In a large ABS installation box at the bottom of the loop are the air tuning capacitor, a little 12V DC motor, and a simple to construct 1 : 13.500 mechanical reduction system.
A smaller ABS box at the top of the loop contains
the impedance matching system. Both boxes are guarded against condensation by
internal 5W heathers.
New matching system.
Properties of this loop :
- Small, only 2.5m square
- Omni-directional NVIS radiator for 40 - 60 - 80m.
- No radials nor ground needed.
- Installed at low height (loop center at 2.5m up) it radiates predominantly vertical (NVIS), optimal for regional traffic.
- If installed at 7m height => also useable for DX (see radiation patterns below)
- Transformer coupling. => Immediately perfect match on three bands.
- No ATU needed. JUST tune the loop for min. VSWR => ready for transmitting with perfect match.
- Closed, balanced system.
pure magnetic radiation
While receiving : Insensitive for E-filed man-made-noises
While transmitting : Minimal chances for BCI/TVI
with which the properties of small loops (circumference < 1/20 lambda) can be calculated.
Download "MMANA-GAL" antenna modeling software.
Radiation patterns, OMNI DIRECTIONAL.
Calculated with MMANA-GAL_basic for specified height of loop center (The tuningC is 1.25m lower).
NVIS properties at low height on 80m band. NVIS and DX properties on 40m band when at elevated height.