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Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Monday 5th Dec 2011, 12:24

I have a loop in the attic, but I decided to take a loop outdoors, so I built a 11 meter quad loop and parked it horizontally at 30' elevation.
It is only 10' above the roof ridge. Here are some photos of the building process. Just ask if you don't follow the photos.

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Re: Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Thursday 8th Dec 2011, 6:20

Some have said it's hard to tell whether the loop is mounted vertical or horizontal. I hope this helps:

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Re: Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Wednesday 14th Dec 2011, 2:40

Well, It went up on its edge:

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and then because I already had the director stored behind the shed it grew and appendage:

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Re: Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Saturday 17th Dec 2011, 16:07

Today I constructed a reflector and put it on the boom with the driver. Tomorrow I hope to finish it and see how it does. After that we'll see about perhaps making it dual polarity. . .

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Re: Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Thursday 22nd Dec 2011, 17:20

Cleaned it up a little more:

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Re: Outdoor Loop

Post by HomerBB » Saturday 24th Dec 2011, 15:22

It's up at 37' to the boom, now.
With the 80" spacing on the new aluminum boom, it seems to have smaller beamwidth than it did with spacing at 75", the last spacing.


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