Re: Comparing CCW receive-only antennas

David Cutter

Understood and an interesting exercise for narrow band listening, however, for general listening this would be a difficulty with the loop at any distance, so the loop antenna looks the one for that.

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Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] Comparing CCW receive-only antennas

The amplifier in the HF Active Antenna has very high impedance inputs to match the capacitance of the whip antennas.

Running a wire loop between the two inputs wouldn't work very well due to the impedance of the wire loop being very low. However if you resonate the loop with a variable capacitor as a parallel tuned circuit it would match the amplifiers and should work very well.

I'm not in the workshop at the moment or I would try that out. Looks like the very first job I'll be doing tomorrow morning!



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