Here’s a diagram for a simple 10m loop antenna. Although 10 meter band is not very good at this time of the year, the operating condition is predicted to be improving in the next couple of years.
Simple Antenna for 10 meter operation
A/B Value for 28.2 MHz
A = 73″
B = 146″
A/B Value for 28.5 MHz
A = 72″
B = 145 3/4″
A/B Value for 27.5555 MHz (freebander)
A = 73 1/2″
B = 150 3/4″
Data from MMANA-GAL software
The antenna can be build from Copper wire or aluminum tube.
Here’s the MMANA-GAL file for reference : 10meterloop_simple.maa
Woops, seems like the SSN (smoothed sunspot number) count for this month is equals to 0.
I only manage to make 6 contacts with DX station on 10 meter during September. Partly due to bad propagation, partly due to my busy schedule, which kinda limit my ham activities to Sundays and Saturdays.
I’ve been getting all sorts of questions about working 10 meter from fellow hams in my place. I advises them against it as the propagation right now isnt as great as couple months before
Plus, I’ve known quite few local hams that regret that they venture into 10 meter unprepared, as it requires a lot of patience and different skills to work with.
In another note, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to those who has passed the 2008 Morse Code test, more details in 9M2MGL website