Finally had some time to install the loop outside. I was very impressed with it when I had it in prototype form indoors, but moving it outside really made a huge difference. The noise floor dropped, and sensitivity went through the roof on higher bands. There are signals I hear on the loop that don’t exist on my transmit antenna.
This is my first skin for PowerSDR, OpenHPSDR, Thetis, NaP3, etc. It’s clean and simple. All the project files are in the repo for you to edit in Photoshop. I’ll probably make some more as time allows.
I wanted to build a fully remotable LZ1AQ Active Antenna controller with off the shelf components. It is very cheap to buy ESP8266 MCUs and multi-channel relay boards online. Why reinvent the wheel? This project can be easily adapted to control remote antenna switches and other devices that can be controlled with relays.
Hi. Welcome to my ham radio blog. More to come, stay tuned.