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A project log for HF Short loop antennas: managing expectations

Make a portable loop antenna that works well on 40 meters, then make it autotune.

Andrew MitzAndrew Mitz 08/01/2020 at 12:540 Comments

QEX magazine rejected an article about the loop antenna and autonomous controller design. Sad, but not unexpected. Meanwhile, I have been using the loop antenna without the controller for FT8 on 40, 30 and 20 meters. I am using my old FT-100D mobile rig, which hates a SWR over 1.5:1. A small tuner helps bring that to 1:1 and lets me output up to 100W if I need that much power. 

When COVID-19 is over I am thinking about building an entire radio into the antenna with the tuning controller. Why not? Wi-Fi will be used to select a frequency, TR switching and send audio for FT8. 

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