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, Phil <ko6bb1@...> wrote:
> Tonight I conducted a number of experiments comparing the two antennas.
> I tuned FCH-344 which has a reasonably strong and steady signal here,
> then first checked the loop by rotating it. Even though the signal
> strength of FCH didn't seem to change much as observed on the "S" meter
> I could get a definite null on the power-line noise as I turned it. The
> quietest spot seemed to be almost due North/South, which is basically
> the same results I saw with various loop antenna experiments shortly
> after I moved in here almost 13 years ago.
> Then I set the loop for the quietest background and switched between the
> Loop and the Ratzlaff active whip. Keep in mind that the whip is
> located about 21 feet higher than the loop and is in a MUCH quieter
> location. Also, the loop has much higher gain than the whip due to it's
> being resonant, and I inadvertently used an amplifier with more gain
> than was actually needed.
Sounds very similar to my experience here ,i'm still learning the in-and-outs of phasing but it has helped my dx a lot ,in fact last night i heard a station from California (1kw 1212miles) that i would have never heard without the phaser and antennas i have ,gl with your setup :)