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I feel another loop coming on...

posted 29 Jul 2013, 07:16 by   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 08:57 by Mark Williams ]
Hey all

Today I got the making bug again, The weather is terrible outside with intermittent thunderstorms and showers, I need to construct something and yes you've guessed it its another loop.  I still have over 6 meters of 10mm pipe left which just screams "make a loop out of me" and another large air-spaced capacitor.

This time I'm going lightweight, something anyone could use without having to have a membership to Golds Gym.  I want it to be hand portable but still durable enough to take a knock just in case it falls from a stand or I drop it, maybe collapsible for travel.  I want it to be waterproof and most of all fool proof.

This magnetic loop has to cover 20 meters up 10 meters perhaps 6 meters as a bonus.  Its going to be a challenge to make it strong but yet still very light.  I'm thinking the second large air-spaced capacitor I have is an overkill with a rating of 2.5kv RMS, the cap in itself weighs more than I'd like the whole antenna to weigh!  I'm on the lookout for a 5pf-200pf cap.

To be continued.
73 de Mark - M0VST