You are looking at a very talented homebrew skyloop HF ham radio antenna called the AG6IF Talented Balun and Loop It consists of. 16g about 260 foot of insulated wire with split ring terminals on the ends. Honestly, It's cheaper to obtain your own wire locally, but I offer it at a premium price for those that insist on wire with their balun. Custom designed and built 2.5 to 1 Balun with SO239 connector. 30m WARC and 6m bands will require using a tuner.
I have included a picture showing the SWR and Theta sweep from 2mhz to 30mhz, which was made with an AIM4170C analyzer. This antenna has been hung and tuned, and tested, and is ready for you to suspend from 3 trees, or 3 PVC pipes even, and add your own coax.
If you are looking at this, you are probably a ham, therefore, check my QRZ page for some diagrams and other info. I have worked most of the world on this little setup, with the longest being Kenya at about 9,700 miles, using 40 watts. I have been asked'why dont I sell these? 2 emails below from Talented Balun Customers. Been a while since i reported in.
I put up a loop at my home qth using one of your Talented Baluns. Like the one i put up at my cottage. I have had it up here at home now two months. I have now worked 67 countries!
The loop is cut for 80 meters, it is up 25 feet. Sure works great on 60 meters also.I now use a new Kenwood Ts 590 with a ameritron Als 600 amplifier. I very rarely use the amp. 90 % of my dx contacts are barefoot with 100 watts and I receive s9 or better. When the signaled are weak I turn on the amp and run 650 watts no problem.
I got a report or 20 db over s9 this morning from Paris France on ten meters with 100 watts! Got a report earlier this week of 20 over from Saudi Arabia!
Used the Sky Loop this weekend and it was brilliant. Just running 10 watts for the John Moyle. From Adelaide, South Australia worked every state across the nation. No question, just a thanks for this amazing loop!The quality is the best and I just can t beat the performance with any product, price be damned. I hang it high in my trees in a 4corner configuration and it performs like a boss. Thanks again, keep up the great work, and I m about to take a peek at these tube cubes. The balun works excellent with alternate loops wires also.. 2m = 7 feet 10m = 35 feet 20m = 64 feet 40m = 127 feet 80m = 260 feet 160m = 520 feet. Just a note to say how much I love the AG6IF balun. The West side is at 45' high, the East side is a 12' high.
I achieved WAC in the first week. I achieved WAS in less than one month. I have the loop tuned to the digital frequencies. My SWR readings are as follows. 80m 3.573 1.6.40m 7.074 1.9. 20m 14.074 1.2. 17m 18.100 1.5. 15m 21.074 1.3. 12m 24.915 1.3. 10m 28.074 1.8. I used an 80 meter loop years ago fed with ladder line. I had good results, but had to.
A tuner for other bands. Look for me on PSKREPORTER this antenna gets out. This listing includes the Balun and loop wire for a 80m installation, cut for bottom of band, trimming a bit off will allow you to position the sweet spot to your liking. Order the Balun, and obtain 260 feet of wire locally if you wish.
The item "HF Ham radio Sky Loop 80 40 20 15 and 10 meters and 2.5 to 1 balun hang-n-go" is in sale since Sunday, July 14, 2013. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "vspeeds" and is located in Temecula, California. This item can be shipped to United States.