My name is Jean (Pierre).
Born in 1945 and residing in the historical city Gent, East-Flanders, the Flemisch speaking part of Belgium. At the age of 14 I got my first soldering iron.
Ham operator since begin 70' as ON1CJ and since 1977 with my final license as ON6YC.
After retiring in 2003 from the Gent City Police Departement, I spent a lot of time with antenna experiments in my small garden.
Now enjoy working DX on 40 m. band with a low profile station and home brew magnetic loop antenna.
For HF Kenwood TS-990
Microphone Neumann TLM 103.
Ameritron ALS-500 linear amplifier.
Magnetic loop Tuner Loftur Tuner
SWR and Power - Powermaster and MetroPWR FX771
Antenna rotator Create RC5-3
As second rig I use an IC-7300 and the FT-991 for 2m, 70 cm and HF.
Mobile a FT-857 with ATAS antenna and FTM-400DR.
For QRP the FDM-DUO SDR HF transceiver from ELAD, max. 6 Watt out.
My small shack. On overlay worked stations, 40 m band phone with home made magnetic loop antenna.
Some audio recordings I made from friends ZL1BMW, ZL1AIX and ZL2SQ on 40m band.
Because of local regulations and a lack of space I tryed different antennas with poor results. At last I found the solution in a magnetic loop antenna.
After retiring I build a magnetic loop antenna and after a few models the results where very satisfying. For the first time I could work real DX from my location.
Now I have a good working magnetic loop for 40 and 80 m band.
The size is 2.5 m diameter, 4.2 m above ground level.
Also a smaller loop for 20m band. Size 1 m diameter and 2.5 m above ground.
If you are interested in the way I calculated and made the magnetic loop antenna you find more information on the next pages.