KY6R Big Mag Loops Update – Spring 2020

The KY6R Big Mag Loops – January 2020 We had a very dry Winter this year – only 50% of the normal rainfall, so I made hay while the sun shone – and experimented with mag loop receiving antennas, Wellbrook Preamps and my DX Engineering NCC-2. I have the best receiving antenna system that I have ever had – especially for the BCB, 160…

CE2LR: Dual Diversity on 20M

Dual Diversity – KY6R Big Mag Loops (Left – low to the ground), and the UrbanBeam – (Right) Its been fun to see that the KY6R Big Mag Loops – phased through the DX Engineering NCC-2 are holding their own above the AM BCB and 160 and 80M – which they have been stellar at. Testing on 40M and now 20M has proven that…

Next (Receive) Antenna Experiment – Coming Right Up!

I am going to set up the NCC-1 with two short whip antennas (I have so much extra aluminum its crazy – I wish I could find someone to take it away). Anyway, I will get another BNC A-B box and a couple 50′ lengths of flooded RG6 and so an A-B test between the NCC-2 and the KY6R Big Mag Loops and two…

DX Engineering NCC-1 Redux

The first in the DX Engineering Receive Antenna Phasing Unit Line- the NCC-1 I’m not sure – but I think W8JI designed the MFJ-1026 phasing unit, and then bettered it with the DXE NCC-1 and finally the NCC-2. I had an NCC-1 and NCC-2, even though they were always on the expensive side. After making 9BDXCC – especially DXCC on 160M, I sold them….

The DXE NCC-2 at KY6R

I’m switching back to how I used to use the NCC-2 – this time on 40M instead of 160M I know that this mode of the NCC-2 works like a champ – but this time, instead of using two Wellbrook ALA1530LNP loops, I will use my KY6R 40M Optimized Delta Flags. I think I will opt for using the preamps and 75/50 ohm modules…

The DX Engineering NCC-2 and its RTR-2

The NCC-2 used with a rig that doesn’t have an RX in port I have been using the NCC-2 in this mode with my KX-3, and while it does “work”, I would have to say “nominally”. The T-R switch works great, and the Balance knob does let you knock down the noise on 40M “just barely enough” with the W6LVP Loop. But the Phase…