KY6R 40M Delta Flag “Nirvana”!

I just reached 40M RX antenna “nirvana” with a Delta Loop (KAZ Style / Flag) I decided that I should try one last configuration as far as my new 40M receiving loop is concerned – to try a delta style (“KAZ”) but using the dimensions of the best optimized flag that I arrived at. With a Front to Back ratio just under 40 dB,…

KY6R Optimized 40M Loop: 28 dB F/B

Elevating the feed and making it 2′ shorter added almost 3 dB F/B I’ve been able to squeeze a little more out of this loop – and it sure does look like a winner. Almost 3 dB additional F/B – and an RDF of 7.5 – which is right on for a Flag Very good pattern – and I will be able to switch…

The KY6R Optimized 40M Flag

The KY6R 40M Optimized Flag Now I remember one of the things that keeps me in Ham Radio – antenna modeling. There is something that is so much fun to optimize the design of an antenna for your own application. I was able to squeeze out 25 dB front to back A nice cardioid pattern and -16.46 dB gain The Wellbrook Flag remote preamp…