Sunday, May 15, 2005
This is the antenna that has had the most impact on my MW DX experience. I've been using variations of it for approximately two years now. The original plans call for 85 feet of wire. I use 135 feet of wire for each loop. Also I use ground radials under each leg of my loops that extend from the center ground rod to 5 or 6 feet beyond the loops. Mine is hidden in the trees about 150 feet behind my house. Of course, this antenna performs best in the mediumwave portion of the spectrum, but the performance is respectable up to 9 or 10 MHz. I use a homebrew antenna tuner for the frequencies beyond 7 Mhz.