Almost 200 messages so far addressed to me about loop experiments , most
are private and what interest fromVK, W, ZL and other places in between
and around EU, not heard much from Africa.
Some want information, others are offering advice, this experiment could
become a full time job!!
Lots of information also supplied would indicate that a proper
engineered vertical of modest size outperforms a loop of the size that
the average amateur could install for Transmitting.
Its a long story, but generally speaking loops are great for Receiving,
bearing in mind the bi-directional limitation and verticals excellent
for both TX/RX but could be noisy if one lives in a hostile electrical
environment. Install whatever suits you environment best.
I am happy with my vertical and the loop as a spare RX antenna resonated
with an ATU for both 73 and 136 khz, but could be modified for other
allocations as per ZL and the USA if anyone wants to transmit. I will be
looking out for the ZL6 tests soon, if anyone in the USA/Canada is able
to TX, I will also watch out.
73 de G3KEV