• July 26, 2015

    K1FM Mini Magnetic Loop 2.0

    In the effort of improving my ultra-portable HF antenna setup, I first looked into a Capacitively Coupled Magnetic Loop, better known as the Army Loop (or Patterson Loop). The Army loop performed well. It was so portable that enjoyed using it before, during and after numerous Tennis matches… Here is one example:   The Army… Continue

  • June 20, 2014

    K1FM Mini Magnetic Loop

    Disclaimer: if not all precautions are taken, Magnetic Loops can be dangerous. Tensions in excess of a few KV’s can and will develop even when operating at relatively low powers. Fires can also develop .Never ever touch the loop radiator during transmissions! Moreover, the magnetic fields generated by these antennas are potentially harmful to a number of… Continue