Delta Loop for 10 Meters on a Buddipole

Vertical Polarization 

Horrizonal Polorization of Delta Loop Good for DX

 

The magic that makes this antenna possible is a TRSB, Triple Ratio Selectable Balun. There is a 2:1 ratio position on this balun that is reversed for a 1:2 ratio to match the coax to the 100 ohm antenna. Any balun with this ratio will work.

Ten meters is doing pretty good lately. It sure is nice to have this band open again. I worked Alaska and Argentina on 10 meter CW using this antenna. I replied to an Ea7  station on SSB but he didn’t hear me.

The Delta loop is easy to configure and easy to deploy. These photos were taken on the porch of my condo. I’ll take this delta loop to the beach when the WX clears. I needed a rainy day to catch up on things around the house.

For more information on Buddipole Delta Loops; join the Yahoo Buddipole group

Here’s a nice video featuring a Buddipole Delta Loop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikm-HICGcrI&feature=youtu.be

This antenna can be used on 12 meters also and on 15 and 17 with additional Buddipole Arms and a longer ‘home brew connecting wire’ to close the loop.

I’ll be trying these bands out at the beach, my usual ham radio portable venue.

73

de AA1IK

Ernest Gregoire

 

 

 

 

Ernest Gregoire, AA1IK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Florida, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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