6m Delta Loop Testing Connected to the Radio

Tuning and testing with the SWR analyzer showed very good results. The match constructed with RG-11 was left attached since the cable is made for the elements. I moved the antenna to tree were I could get it higher. Before connecting to the radio, the SWR was checked. With the extra height, the readings were 1.1.

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FT8 was used for most of the testing. As soon as the radio was powered up, I was able to make a 6m contact. After 2 or 3 contacts, the band went dead. Not thinking, I did not get a screenshot of the first contacts. After sending a quick message to a friend, I got a screen shot for 6m. Thanks KX4EX!

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Out of curiosity, I checked each band to see if I could get the antenna to tune. With the MFJ-929, I was able to tune 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, and 40m. Contacts were made on each band except 12m.

15m Contact in Belize.
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40m Contact.

I was very pleased with the performance of this antenna. One quick test was done using a phone. It was no more than 6 miles; but, a good exchange was made. Since this antenna will operate on multiple bands with a tuner, I will be looking into ways of making it more portable friendly. As this antenna evolves, more post will be made.

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Links

https://km4nmp.com/2019/06/29/6m-delta-loop-rebuilt-with-different-matching/

https://km4nmp.com/2019/06/22/6m-delta-loop/

https://km4nmp.com/2019/06/23/6m-delta-loop-tuning/

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