Operating QRP with the W4OP Loop Antenna (Video)

Happy belated Easter everyone! Yesterday was such a beautiful day! Took a short drive out to the family casa this weekend to spend some much needed time with everyone!...

Happy belated Easter everyone! Yesterday was such a beautiful day! Took a short drive out to the family casa this weekend to spend some much needed time with everyone! Enjoyed some good ole’ Texas BBQ & was able to sneak in about 30 minutes of operating time with the loop without being too anti-social at a family gathering LOL.

I’m still amazed every time I use this thing… signals just sound so loud & clear for being an antenna that sits on a tripod! Have I mentioned that it’s a cinch to setup? If you’ve done portable any… you know that setup time is critical – i’ve spent upwards of an hour trying to get an antenna in the air before – so I think the loop is certainly spoiling me!

I’ve yet to practice using the directionality of the loop though. I always forget to try turning it to try & make the signal come up in strength a bit, so i’ll try demonstrating that on the next video.

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73

K5ACL

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  • Andrew VK1AD
    17 April 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Cool video Johnny, well done with the QRP contacts!
    73 Andrew VK1AD

  • Mike Hohmann
    17 April 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Good job, nice video Johnny! 73 de Mike, KEØGZT

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