November Meeting. An HF Receiving Loop – A Suggested Club Project

In RadCom for September 2021, CARA member John G8CQX wrote about a wide band HF loop antenna with a high-performance amplifier which he had designed and built.  As described in September’s CARA News, he has recently developed a simpler version of the amplifier (easier to build), but still with a good performance.  At our November meeting he will tell us how it all works and answer any questions we may have. 

Towards the end of the meeting John will ask for firm expressions of interest from members who wish to build their own amplifier.  He will then procure all the necessary components and assemble them into kits.  The cost should be in the range £30-£40.  He is NOT offering to supply the PEX barrier pipe which forms the actual loop, nor the T to support the loop, nor the coax cable to go between the loop assembly and the shack.  Cash payments will be preferred at the time to guarantee delivery of the kits.

Thursday 16th November at the Premier Suite, Cheltenham Town Football Club, Whaddon Road GL52 5NA.  Doors will open by 7.30pm for an 8pm start.  The bar should be open as usual.

Prospective members and visitors will be made welcome, as always.