Superb compact qrp portable loop perfect for attaching direct to your ft-817 or qrp transceiver for an easy to use, instant portable hf antenna solution. Offering continuous tuning from 7mhz to 50mhz. We have tested this loop indoors and worked around europe on only 5w !
Checkout the impressive specifications of this little 'wonder' !
*self supporting loop *7-50mhz continuous tuning *10W nominal power *Rig mounted for convenient operation *Fits in your pocket when packed down * Easy to use? Simply attach the tuning box to the transceiver then form the supplied wire into a loop. Attach the wire ends to the terminals on the tuning box and away you go !
I bought this as I have been playing around with homebrew magloops for a while and thought it would be a bit of fun to try this out. I just set it up in the dining room downstairs and stood it on a shelf by the window having connected it to the 817. I called I2PJA in the contest and he heard me on the second call. I am very impressed with it, and that was on just 5 watts ssb. I am sure on cw it would be great. I will enjoy playing with this as it certainly does what the advert says.....Mike G4HLT.
This is one of those items you buy and think to yourself, is this really going to work. Well let me tell you it certainly does. The first time I used it I plugged it straight in to the back of the FT-817 on the shack bench, tuned it up on 20M and immediately (and I really do mean immediately) had an SSB QSO with a station in Russia. Conditions were nothing special but he could hear me Q5 as I could him. I played for another hour or so and made contact after contact all on SSB.
I take the loop with me whenever I am working away from home which is fairly frequently. I’ve had bucket loads of SSB QSO’s on 40 and 20 from my hotel room. This thing shouldn’t work as well as it does, but it does and that’s all that matters.
I’ve also used it on data modes and had even better results (USA on 20M).
If I broke it I would immediately replace it which says it all. Buy one and you will not be disappointed.
Today I tested out my new wonder loop antenna on the window sill inside my house using my Ft817ND,, The bands were pretty good today and decided to have a go in a contest on 10 metres, I found VE3PN operatng on 28.800mhz and decided to give a call, he came back to me and said 5/9 using the antenna indoors, he was amazed at 5 watts qrp inside the house !
This is a remarkable antenna and I have found it tunes fine from 20 metres to 6 with no issues at all, I'm now looking forward to taking the radio and wonder wand out and about to make even more contacts...
Great antenna !
A real wonder
I have had my Wonderloop for a month or so now and am very happy with the performance. I have worked stations into Europe indoors.
Brilliant outside and I have worked in a /p environment on the beach and in my /a location in Cambrige.
Don't let the small size fool you, magnetic loop antennas have to be physically small to exhibit the efficiency of delivered in a magnetic loop design.