Loop antenna for SDR question

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W0ACT
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Loop antenna for SDR question

Postby W0ACT » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Hello,

I am getting ready to purchase either the SDR Play SDR2Pro or the SDR2DUO and trying to figure out which loop antenna would be the best fit for the radio.

I have read quite a few positive reviews for the following antennas but still am having a hard time trying to decide which one to purchase.

W6LVP Magnetic loop receive antenna
AOR LA400 Wideband Loop antenna
Palstar LA30 Rotating Loop stick antenna

I could put the W6LVP outside in the back yard on a Channel Master rotor CM9521HD which I am thinking will give the best results, or use either the LA400 & LA30 on the desk here in the shack in the basement.

Total cost for the W6LVP with a Channel Master rotor CM9521HD and 50' of coax will cost approx.. $400US plus shipping.

Total cost for AOR LA400 will cost approx.. $550US plus shipping.

Total cost for Palstar LA30 with all 3 loop sticks, will cost approx.. $515US plus shipping.

I am interested if anyone has any input with these antennas or feedback as I am open to any and all ideas.

Thanks in advance for your help,
W0ACT
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NK7Z
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Re: Loop antenna for SDR question

Postby NK7Z » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Why not build one, they are mindlessly simple to build, save yourself a ton of money.

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