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Can I use a tuner with a Magnetic Loop antenna (MagLoop)?

You need to remember to turn your antenna tuner off (or switch it to by-pass) each time you go to another frequency that puts your SWR above 2.9:1, at which[…]

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A thorough look at the 10-80 Meter Alpha Loop Antenna

(Experimentations, Observations, & Optimizations) By – Rick N6IET https://alphaantenna.com/10-80-meter-alpha-loop-antenna/ In the beginning My adventure with the Alpha Loop antenna began with a deployment on a Friday morning a top a[…]

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Experimental reflections of an Alpha Loop antenna

https://alphaantenna.com/experimental-reflections-of-an-alpha-loop-antenna In experiments with a 5 foot square (minimum) sheet of metal or wire mesh screen placed ‘under a horizontally’ or ‘behind a vertically’ mounted Alpha Loop antenna, evidence showed[…]

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Ground Gain and the Alpha Antenna

https://alphaantenna.com/ground-gain-and-the-alpha-antenna The Alpha Antenna line of systems are designed to increase performance using ground gain. Once the system is deployed, ground gain can be as much as 6 dB (approximately[…]

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Alpha Loop deployments that increase NVIS (Near Vertical Incidence Skywave) patterns

When the Alpha Loop is mounted horizontally the NVIS and omnidirectional patterns are increased. When the Alpha Loop is deployed vertically with the outer loop as an oval shape, then[…]

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Alpha Antenna J-Pole

Alpha Antenna J-Pole (JR & Sr) radiation pattern

For the Alpha Antenna line of HF J-Pole systems, the radiation pattern is mainly with the Axis of the wire, with more off the end than where it is fed.[…]

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Alpha Antenna 100W 10-40M Alpha Loop

Tips for using a magnetic loop antenna

These tips are for the Alpha Loop line of MagLoop antennas: Minimum mounting height is 1 loop diameter high (about 3 feet or higher). The Alpha Loop can be placed[…]

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RF exposure limits of Magnetic Loop Antennas (a.k.a. MagLoops or STL, Small Transmitting Loops)

Like any transmitting antenna, magnetic loop antennas also expose an operator to RF. Many references for RF exposure distances and limits for magnetic loop antennas have already been written. Most[…]

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I just got my Alpha DX EMCOMM antenna

Learn More At http://www.AlphaAntenna.com Based on my great experience with my Alpha ProMaster I ordered a DX for field day. It arrived very quickly. Again, great materials and workmanship. It[…]

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Amazing performance in a small package

Learn More At http://www.AlphaAntenna.com I spoke to Steve at Alpha antennas at length before deciding to get one of these fine units. First, I wish to tell the nay-sayers that[…]

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Learn More At http://www.AlphaAntenna.com I set the antenna up in 5 minutes. First contact Brazil from the backyard at 6.5 feet. I continued with numerous contacts across the country. This[…]

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First class!

Learn More At http://www.AlphaAntenna.com I have several quality antennas from Alpha Antenna. This is my latest – a 13′ vertical that packs in 16″ bag. After trying it in my[…]

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