The 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 38″ LMR600 radiation loop, copper tube induction loop and a twelve foot 50 ohm feed line. It comes in a convenient premium nylon bag.
Low Loss Tuner
The tuner is the heart of any MLA. The capacitor must be very low loss with high Q. It must have sufficient 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.
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.
Everything you need for a high performance light weight portable antenna system fits in the convenient nylon bag.