Desktop antenna !!!!


Brian
 


Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.


Stan Horzepa
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:


Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.



alfredsantee@ymail.com
 

I wouldn't hag 1/3 of the stations logged that I do without my Terk Loop

Alf

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Stan Horzepa

Sent: 11/07/13 07:32 AM

To: ultralightdx@...

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU
 

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:
Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.

 


Rik
 

I have the old Select-a-tenna,  and the TERK. There are also similar 9 inch or so tuned AM antennas from China sold under a few different names. The TERK and SAT are quite similar, and probably all would be about the same, greatly helping modest radios, and offering very little advantage on the best portables. Being directional, you may 'point' it to a more distant station on the same freq. and hear it well instead of the stronger/more local one. The largest diameter passive tuned loop you are comfortable inside should have the strongest output. You need to be able to point it in different directions. For me, I like to hang loops on a swivel from the ceiling, and 2-3 foot loops are fine in my radio room. I hang a piece of non-conductive matterial, like a dowel or plastic pipe off the bottom so I can rotate the loop with out gettting my hand too near it. - FARMERIK



---In ultralightdx@..., <2nd001@...> wrote:

I wouldn't hag 1/3 of the stations logged that I do without my Terk Loop

Alf

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Stan Horzepa

Sent: 11/07/13 07:32 AM

To: ultralightdx@...

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
 

FWIW, here is my review of the Terk Advantage desktop loop antenna: http://horzepa.blogspot.com/2013/07/surfin-antenna-advantage.html

73,

Stan, WA1LOU
 

On 11/7/2013 4:14 AM, brian nsl wrote:
Hi,
    Searching for ideas on a desktop MW loop antenna I came upon
this loop by Mizuho.
 

Herculodge: Mizuho UZ-77 Active Loop Antenna

herculodge.typepad.com/.../01/mizuho-uz-77-active-loop-antenna.html
 
 
Has anyone any experience of using such a loop ???? it may possibly
be an old model.
                                         Thanks,
                                                 72, Brian, GØNSL.

 


Brian
 


Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!


Stan Horzepa
 

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:


Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!



Paul S. in CT
 

Thats a very nice catch Stan. Theres also KCJJ thats on 1630, the latter is semi-regular here now that the fall season is here. After 10PM EST is a good time for them.


Paul S. in CT



---In ultralightdx@..., <stanzepa@...> wrote:

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!



Stan Horzepa
 

Thanks for the heads-up, Paul. I will listen for KCJJ before I go to bed.

Stan


On 11/7/13, 8:18 PM, ferrite61@... wrote:

Thats a very nice catch Stan. Theres also KCJJ thats on 1630, the latter is semi-regular here now that the fall season is here. After 10PM EST is a good time for them.


Paul S. in CT



---In ultralightdx@..., wrote:

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!




Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best) to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------

On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...> wrote:

 

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


Paul Blundell
 

Hi all,


Seems to work quite well and is fairly well built, for the price it is very hard to go past.

Paul


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...> wrote:
 

Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best) to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------

On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...> wrote:

 

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU



Stan Horzepa
 

Hi Steve,

The Terk does have an output jack and includes a cable to connect the jack to radios with external antenna connectors.

I have not used the Radio Shack Loop, so I cannot compare it to the Terk.

You're welcome!

73,

Stan, WA1LOU

On 11/7/13, 8:33 PM, Stephen Ponder wrote:

Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best) to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------

On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...> wrote:

 

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU



Ken Kizer
 

Stephen Ponder writes...

Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio
Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've
had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good
results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be
connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best)
to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a
platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio
stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how
the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus
forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which
small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the
inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the
slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
I have both loops. They are roughly equivalent in performance in my
testing.

The Terk has dial markings that help some in finer tuning. It also has
an output jack for connecting to a radio, though most of my portables
don't respond to antenna input on the AM band.

Another interesting thing I just noticed while testing them is that
it's sometimes possible to suppress adjacent channel IBOC splash. AM
800 Windsor was awash in 810 WGY HD, and I was able to completely dial
out the hiss.

Ken


Brian
 


Stan,
         I guess like most things you get what you pay for hi!
The loop sounds a whole lot better than my wire wrapped around
a soap powder box !!!!.
Well done on the new catch from Iowa.
                                         72, Brian, GØNSL.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 


Hans Ostnell
 

It seems that the UZ-77 is available, but shipping outside of Japan is not. Taking a wild guess, I would say that you could expect at least the same performance from a Quantum loop from Radio+. Gerry is still making the Quantum's as far as i understand it.


Stan Horzepa
 

Caught KCJJ at 9:35 EST. Thanks for the heads-up, Paul.


73,


Stan, WA1LOU 



---In ultralightdx@..., <ferrite61@...> wrote:

Thats a very nice catch Stan. Theres also KCJJ thats on 1630, the latter is semi-regular here now that the fall season is here. After 10PM EST is a good time for them.


Paul S. in CT



---In ultralightdx@..., <stanzepa@...> wrote:

Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU


On 11/7/13, 2:24 PM, brian nsl wrote:

Stan,
        Thank you for the comments on the Terk loop antenna.
A nice looking piece of kit and at $41 appeared a reasonable cost.
However checking the item through Amazon I found that the same ethos applies
as we have laboured under in the UK for years with radio equipment
i.e. $1 = £1 regardless of exchange rates so the $41 becomes £41 hi!
                                                    Regards,
                                                          72, Brian, GØNSL.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!



kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

The jack can be used to connect to the radio and can also be used to passively couple a wire antenna to the radio. The manual for the Terk does mention it.
73,
kevin
kc6pob


From: Stan Horzepa
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
Hi Steve,

The Terk does have an output jack and includes a cable to connect the jack to radios with external antenna connectors.

I have not used the Radio Shack Loop, so I cannot compare it to the Terk.

You're welcome!

73,

Stan, WA1LOU

On 11/7/13, 8:33 PM, Stephen Ponder wrote:

Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best) to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------

On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...> wrote:

 
Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU




Mike Westfall <mwdlanm@...>
 

This is how I keep my radio attached to my RS 15-1853 Loop:

http://mesamike.org/radio/SRF-M37V/m37v-loop.jpg

--
Mike Westfall
Los Alamos, NM
US AM Database, updated daily: http://mesamike.org/radio/cdbs/amdb.mvc
My Logbooks: http://dxlogbook.gentoo.net/?account=mikew
Reception report and QSL manager for KRSN 1490


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM, kevin asato <kc6pob@...> wrote:
 

The jack can be used to connect to the radio and can also be used to passively couple a wire antenna to the radio. The manual for the Terk does mention it.
73,
kevin
kc6pob


From: Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...>
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 6:19 PM

Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Desktop antenna !!!!

 
Hi Steve,

The Terk does have an output jack and includes a cable to connect the jack to radios with external antenna connectors.

I have not used the Radio Shack Loop, so I cannot compare it to the Terk.

You're welcome!

73,

Stan, WA1LOU

On 11/7/13, 8:33 PM, Stephen Ponder wrote:
Stan,

I've been reading your comments on the Terk Loop. I have the Radio Shack AM Loop (Model 15-583, if I recall). I don't know how long I've had it, but I've used it with several portable radios with pretty good results.

Does the Terk AM Loop have an output jack on it for connecting it to a radio?

The RS Loop has a 1/8" jack on the rear of its base so that it can be connected by means of a mono patch cord (insulated ones work best) to any radio with an antenna input jack.

This is mainly how I use the RS Loop. I can place the Loop on a platter/lazy susan so it can be rotated for nulls, leaving the radio stationary, which makes it easier to tune.

Have you ever used the RS AM Loop before? I was wondering how the Terk compared to it.

One feature I like about the Terk Loop is that the tuning apparatus forms a "makeshift" ledge at the bottom of the loop against which small portable radios can rest. The RS Loop is smooth all around the inside of the loop, meaning that the radios will slide off with the slightest rotation of the loop.

Thanks for your review of the Terk Loop and for your columns in QST!

73,

Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston, TX
----------------------

On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:56 PM, Stan Horzepa <stanzepa@...> wrote:

 
Hi Brian,

I think you will be very happy with the Terk Advantage antenna whatever the price! Tonight I snagged a new one: KBGG on 1700 kHz in Iowa, 1100 miles away using the Terk.

73,

Stan, WA1LOU





robert ross
 


On 2013-12-10, at 10:01 AM, Mike Westfall wrote:

 

This is how I keep my radio attached to my RS 15-1853 Loop:

http://mesamike.org/radio/SRF-M37V/m37v-loop.jpg

--
Mike Westfall
Los Alamos, NM


Mike..... what a great way to prove the Old Theory of "Keep it Simple!!!"  .....And a cheap fix to a common ULR Dxing problem. Thanks for the advice. I'm looking for a Rubber Band right now!!

73..ROB VA3SW

Robert S. Ross
London, Ontario CANADA


kc8iqz@...
 

Looks like the rubber band you get holding together stalks of broccoli.  Great idea.


kc8iqz@...
 

This looks like the rubber bands you get when purchasing broccoli.  Great idea....


Gary KC8IQZ