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Receive Antenna Suggestions - Flex 6400

n1ah Member ✭✭
Hi All! Im a new Flex owner (in love with my SDR!) - I have my antennas on a small lot with a huge tree (R5 Vertical, End fed 135ft sloper from way up in the tree, 41 foot end fed vertical wire) same tree. Id like to look into a receive only antenna to help - curious what you all use? I see some receive only loop antennas out there, wondering how they are? Or any other suggestions? (ie: run 200 ft of wire around the perimeter of the yard, etc)

Thanks in advance!
Adam N1AH

Best Answer

  • Lou Laderman W0FK
    Lou Laderman W0FK Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Since you have a small lot, take a look at one of the Array Solutions SAL receive antennas. If you have more space available, take a look at the Hi-Z 2, 3 or 4 element phased receive antenna systems. A K9AY Loop is another possibility. Lots of DIY articles out there, and I think the electronics are still being sold. These also come up periodically in the ham ads. I've used all three antennas and they all work very well.

    Lou W0FK


  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭✭

    lots of choices. To experiment with an inexpensive wire receive antenna, try a loop on ground. A square or similar 15 feet on a side. Connect to the rx in on the flex. The signal level and the noise will drop a lot, but sometimes the S/N ratio is improved. The effect is somewhat directional. More on the web.

  • Dan Trainor
    Dan Trainor Member ✭✭✭

    I use a W6LVP RX Mag Loop on the 6600 RX Ant port. Works well. dan de wa1qzx

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