KY6R Big Mag Loop Feedpoint Box

I’m using this very sturdy junction box with 3/4″ compression strain relief fittings The 3/4″ copper coil will go into each of the strain relief fittings and the Wellbrook ALA100LN preamp will be inside – weatherproof. The copper will be fit to the frame in a big circle and attached to the redwood using these “pex clips”:   For the second night – I’m…

KY6R Big Mag Loop: Next Steps

I’ve logged three stations up north in Oregon using one Big Mag Loop and the W6LVP Loop Now that I have done enough tests to settle on two Big Mag Loops, I will have to stage my build based on when I get the parts – which will be here over the next 2 weeks. This Week Pre-build whatever I can while waiting for…

KAPL 1300 AM – Phoenix, OR

Another part of Oregon I like more and more each time we visit – Medford and Vicinity Bend has always been our favorite place in Oregon (along with Portland), but in the last few years we have spent time in the Medford area and really started to see all of the great places in and around the Rogue River Valley. We also have visited…

KAGO – Klamath Falls, OR vs. KEIB – Covina, CA (1150 AM)

Even with no preamp at the KY6R Big Mag Loop, KAGO in Klamath Falls, OR can be heard – night time pattern We drive through Klamath Falls on our way back home from Bend, Oregon, and have stopped there for lunch many times. Their local AM station is only 1000 watts at night, and on 1150, they share the frequency with KEIB in Orange…

KY6R Big Mag Loop: Two Tests

Prototype KY6R Big Mag Loop – using LMR-400 I tested the KY6R Big Mag Loop against the W6LVP Loop last night, and the KY6R loop has substantially more gain, but a little more noise too. I expect that it has at least something to do with the fact that the Wellbrook FLG100LN was not made for a magnetic loop – but a wire antenna….

Wellbrook ALA100LN Preamps

The KY6R Big Mag Loop Will Use the Wellbrook ALA100LN Preamp I’ve been sharing my results with Andy Ikin of Wellbrook – and he has taken an interest. He suggested that I return and swap the FLG100LN preamp for something that will work even better with the Big Mag Loop – which is his ALA100LN preamp. WOW – what great service. The FLG100LN actually…