Today, having finally a sunny week-end, I’ve got the opportunity to bring my portable equipment outdoor.
I decided to setup a random wire, but after a short query on wire antennas for 50Mhz I ended setting up a delta loop antenna for the 6 meters. I opted forÂ the Delta loop design, on single element also because had not much wire along with me.
I’ve setup a triangle with a total lenght og 6.10 meters, and joined it at the top angle with a 1:1 Balun I had in my bag.. a 10 meter RG58 feed line completed the setup.
I’ve used my 10 meter fiberglass fishing pole as support mast, and and old MFJ antenna tuner.
Well, had not much time to test the antenna, that needed tuning, but I’ve been able to work a bounch of UK stations that were sonding strong including GU4CHY and G3KWY.
About the antenna, well honestly can be improved, but time restriction and availbale material has been a great limitation. In any case I’ve even noticed that this antenna can be tuned in 17 meters band, even if it’s efficiency should not be great.
I’m going to investigate on Moxon antennas or folded dipole for 50 Mhz, since, time and weather permitting, I will repeat this experiment soon.