Last week, Dave KD2FSI brought his AlexLoop to the monthly South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club operating night. I was impressed by how easily it went together and how relatively easy it seemed to tune. I would love to have one myself, but the retail price is a bit out of my budget, so I decided to homebrew one, instead.
Last night, I ordered 25 feet of LMR400 from DX Engineering - enough to make two loops with left over to spare. Then I went and purchased a 20 - 240 pF air variable capacitor from RF Parts. I already have some PVC for a frame - all I really need is a box for the enclosure for the capacitor.
I think I may have to bug Dave again and take a look at how his mounts to his tripod.
As I build, I'll take plenty of pictures and will post the saga here.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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