The AEA Isoloop was working as designed and making contacts but this dipole is blowing the doors off the loop. I’m actually seeing dx from Europe and this afternoon I worked France. That is the first QSO with Europe since we moved into this condo. Disappointingly the Isoloop never was able to achieve that goal. Tonight I worked European Russia with the dipole. I love it.
Constructed of electric fence insulators mounted on the lanai screens, I stuck hookup wire in the insulators and a MFJ 1:1 current balun in the middle. I had to hunt for the insulators but I found them at Murdoch’s Farm and Ranch Supply. Amazing what one can do with wire antennas.