Monday, October 21, 2019

Hourglass Loop Antenna for 144 MHz SSB and WSPR

Described nearly a year ago in QST I finally got around to building one. With some great results.

Ideal if you want a horizontally polarised antenna in a tight space with a little gain.

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  1. Very interesting video. I don't have an antenna for 2m so I may just give this ago.
    Thanks for letting us know about this antenna.

  2. 5dBd sounds a bit optimistic for this type of antenna. The horizontal portion is only 37cms as opposed to 100cms or so for a full half wave.


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