3268Re: Looking for 3 band receiving loop...
- Apr 1, 2007Hi Steve,
Many years ago I designed a broadband loop for monitoring
radio-navigation beacons which had to cover the frequency range of 195
kHz to 480 kHz. Our previous loops were tuned single-frequency. I
designed this one by looking at the loop as the "inductor" in a Pi
network, with a transformation ratio from (radiation resistance + loss
resistance) to the input impedance of the amplifier, and with a
break-point above the highest frequency. I fed this into an FET
amplifier with high input impedance. A resistor of about 10k
furnished a return to ground at the amplifier input and stabilized the
gain. The whole circuit was then feed with +15 VDC through the coax
from the receiver.
This worked well, with a response that was reasonably flat over more
than 2 octaves. I think the same concept could be used from 160M to
40M. By design, I was able to reject the broadcast band signals which
could overload a broadband design.
--- In email@example.com, "n6vl" <n6vl@...> wrote:
> I am looking for a receiving loop I can use on the 160, 80, and 40
> meters ham bands. It can be either an indoor loop in my ham shack. Or
> it can be a larger outdoor one. I hope to find one I can use on all the
> lower HF ham bands. Many designs are for single band. Perhaps there is
> a design on posted on this group I simply haven't noticed.
> Thanks in advance!
> Steve N6VL
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