Many thanks to Jonathan (KN6LFB) who shares the following in reply to my recent post about tuning mag loop antennas:
I made a short video showing the use of a K7QO noise bridge from QRPguys to tune a mag loop antenna:
Also, inspired by your post, I dragged my OM0ET magloop up a mountain today for a POTA activation. I used a 3D printed tripod adapter of my own design that allows me to mount it on the collapsing legs from the Buddistick Pro. It makes the whole package a lot more manageable and light weight than carrying a camera tripod.
I had a successful activation of K-4454 on 20 meters, and thought you might enjoy some photos of the setup:
I’ve uploaded the design to Thingiverse at this address:
Wow! Thank you Jonathan. That short demonstration prompted me to order the K7QO noise bridge kit from QRPguys this morning. In fact, I plan to build this and keep it with my loop antenna as it’ll pair so nicely with my IC-705 and TX-500!
Thank you, also, for sharing those 3D files! I love that field setup at K-4454!