The Deluxe PreciseLOOP HG-1 is a high gain Magnetic Loop Antenna (MLA) for receive and transmit use.
A MLA is a convenient, lightweight antenna, which can be deployed quickly and is ideal for use in places where HOA restrictions make full size wire antennas impossible, or where there just is not enough room to erect a conventional antenna. Many operators favor the MLA for field day and SOTA operations. When designed and constructed properly, a MLA can perform as well or even better than a dipole antenna. A MLA is a very simple antenna. It is just an inductor formed by a wire loop and capacitor tuned to resonance. How well this antenna works depends on several factors: The PreciseLOOP HG-1 is optimized for portable operations featuring higher gain and greater power handling capability (45W PEP), a precision 6:1 reduction dial with calibrated dial marking, a high surface area, a 38″ LMR600 radiation loop, copper tube induction loop and a twelve foot 50 ohm feed line. It comes in a convenient premium nylon bag.
SAVE BIG WITH THE DELUXE PACKAGE:
You get the standard package plus the optional 80M-1 Resonator, MLA-1 Tripod with MLA-25mm Tripod adaptor and 25′ coax feed line for much less than buying the options separately.
Low Loss Tuner
The tuner is the heart of any MLA. The capacitor must be very low loss with high Q. It must have sufficiently high voltage rating to handle the designed power. The PreciseLOOP HG-1 features a custom dual stator high Q air variable capacitor driven by a 6:1 reduction dial along with calibrated dial markings.
80M-1 Resonator included
The 80M-1 plugs into the tuner’s accessory plug. It uses a high Q capacitor tuned to the 80 Meter band. It provides superior tuning selectivity and excellent receiver sensitivity and allows transmitting at 10W PEP.
MLA-1 Precision Tripod Included
The specially made tripod is sturdy yet compact and light weight. It sets up quickly. The included MLA 25mm Tripod Adaptor makes setup easy. Simply plug the antenna mast into the adaptor and you are on the air.
The MLA 25mm Tripod Adaptor Included
This adaptor fits the standard 25mm tripod fitting. It was custom designed and manufactured to connect quickly to the MLA-1 tripod. The inside diameter snugly fits the loop mast for fast deployment.
High Quality Components
The components are mounted on a high quality PCB. This insures ideal impedance match, low losses, and repeatability. Included is an accessory port on the bottom of the PreciseLOOP HG-1 case. Each component is HIPOT tested to ensure you get constant and reliable performance.
How does the PreciseLOOP HG-1 stack up against the competition?
We think pretty well when you take the covers off and take a look. Take a close look. Below is the PreciseLOOP HG-1 and a typical competitor’s MLA. PreciseLOOP HG-1 is housed in a rugged silk screened ABS enclosure. Note the PCB construction versus hand wiring, with lossy braided wires used on the competitor’s product. Also, note the 6:1 reduction dial and calibration not found on the competitor’s product.