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For those forced to live in close environments, such as small lots, apartment & condominium communities, the Loop Antenna is for you. The misunderstood Loop Antenna may be just the answer for you.

On July 15, 1984, the small Loop described in this book was tried in a 20-meter SSB DX contest. From a location on the East Coast of the USA, in a 30-minute period with 20 watts on a Sunday afternoon, every station called answered, including: I1POR (Italy), 2Z1YE (Bulgaria), HH2W2 (Haiti), F6DMQ (France), YV5ANE (Venezuela), 106ZJC (Italy), LZ2KTS (Bulgaria), and UG4UWB (Russia). These contacts were made by a small inexpensive loop antenna, only three feet in diameter, operating from ground level on 20 watts. The small Loop Antenna came in second place in the ARRL Antenna design contest against large expensive antennas, and that was because this antenna did not have a front-to-back ratio, a criterion for the ARRL contest.

Early loop antenna designs fell by the wayside due to lack of theory and poor implementation. In this book, Ted has made the Loop practical as a high efficiency antenna by explaining the causes, thus the cures for those early failures of many homebrew transmitting loops to work well. In this book, the theory, math, and construction methods needed to build a working Loop are described in great detail, and in clear concise language for everyone to understand. In fact, this book may be the only source for the solutions of the misunderstood Loop and dispels the myth that antennas must be large to be efficient. In fact, today, even broadcast stations are making use of small transmitting loops.

Another antenna described in the book is the TLA or Transmission Line Antenna. The TLA is another member of the magnetic antenna family. Ted discusses how a twenty-foot long TLA will will work better as a mobile antenna than a conventional whip will on 75 meters. If you are interested in the magnetic field antennas, then this book belongs in your library. Both theory and construction details are clearly explained in layman terms, fully illustrated with many drawings/schematics.

Here is a list of the contents:

History of the Loop Antenna Capacitor Voltage
Theory of a Loop Antenna Matching Circuits
Efficiency As a Receiving Antenna
Antenna Gain Physical Construction
Resonance Transmission Line Antenna
Bandwidth Summary Appendix

Next, be sure to check out the book, SMALL MAGNETIC LOOPS, which applies the information contained in THE LOOP, and goes beyond with construction projects and uses described for the small HF Loops ranging in the bands from 10 to 160 meters. Advanced chapters also cover other types of very small magnetic loops VHF and TV. SWLs will also find things of interest discussed.

The eBook is in the popular PDF format and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0+. The eBook may be purchased by download directly from this website, or shipped on CD-ROM.

The book is available for immediate Download or on CD-ROM:


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