Two Wellbrook ALA1530LNP loops phased at 215 degrees with the NCC-2
The front to back is awesome, and I can hear it when I turn these and tune either a local 10 watt TIS station or a high power AM BCB in San Diego, about 440 miles away
Two phased Wellbrook ALA1530LNP loops using the DX Engineering NCC-2 is a true winner. One is 3 feet off the ground:
and the other up 13′:
It seems like having it up higher is better, but I don’t really think it matters much, actually. Here are both – phased through the NCC-2 at 215 degrees:
The reasons I have my two loops at different heights:
These barely fit in my odd shaped lot that has very little space for antennas. I have had other RX antennas like the K9AY Loops that were way too close to the house, and they worked for a while and then became swamped with noise.
As I said, by accident, the DX Engineering DV-40-P was my best 160M RX antenna, but this new (expensive) NCC-2 plus two Wellbrook ALA1530LNP solution reigns supreme. It is VERY much better than anything I’ve had before.
It is also the most RX antenna I can put up here that barely meets the space requirements.
At 9 dB RDF, here is what it compares to a small beverage or a 4 square of K9AY Loops: