Degaussing Coil as a Loop style Antenna

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Degaussing Coil as a Loop style Antenna

Post by FleetingGlimpse » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 pm

If you happen to have,or able to locate a TV/Monitor (10 years Yester year Phase out) with a CRT, before you discard it,You can remove the Degaussing Coil located around the CRTube

The Coil can then be used as a Nifty loop style antenna for the RSP2-PRO Hi-Z port ... 8728185856

It is compact,no hassle,easy to implement and also can be moved around to suit preferences.

Of course there is the option of 'Rolling' your own loop style antenna.

I have been experimenting with a few different models of HF Based wire Aerials to see how well they perform.

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Re: Degaussing Coil as a Loop style Antenna

Post by g1hbe » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:21 am

I spent 20 years in the TV repair trade and must have scrapped hundreds of clapped-out CTV's but it never entered my head to rescue the degaussing coils. This despite being a keen loop antenna user!

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Re: Degaussing Coil as a Loop style Antenna

Post by F1BJB » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:00 am

Those multi turn loops have a drawback: parasitic capacitance.
It is very hard to get a decent tuning range with current variable capacitors.

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