Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Easy 2 meter SSB Loop Antenna

Here is a great design and build instructions for a nice 2 meter SSB loop antenna. 2 Meter Halo Antenna by Mike Fedler N6TWW has the detailed instructions on his site. Here are some initial notes from the link...

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There are two previous versions of my loop antenna that were built before the antenna you see now. The original goal was to have an antenna that I could use for 2 meter SSB. Since I like to tinker and build things I thought building an antenna would be a good idea. I wanted an antenna that was simple, horizontally polarized and omni directional. I knew that some people have had good luck using horizontally polarized loop antennas so I thought I would try to make one myself. I knew that the antenna would not have the gain in one direction that would be obtained using a beam antenna, but that was not the goal. The goal was to be able to hear local stations in their various dispersed locations without rotating a beam. If you have similar goals this type of antenna might suit your needs. If you are looking for the ultimate long range contact then a beam with a rotor is still the better option.

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