[time-nuts] LORAN-C antenna

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Mon Nov 12 19:11:15 EST 2007

Speaking of Loran, I have an old Loran receiver (origin forgotten) and no

Is it possible to build a Loran antenna?

I understand Loran uses narrow pulses of 100 kHz, so the antenna must have
sufficient bandwidth to let the front edge of the pulse go undistorted. On
the other hand, there are lots of spurious signals at these frequencies, so
some selectivity is probably necessary. I am not sure what design would be
best. I have made ferrite bar antennas for other long-wave reception, but it
was narrow band, so I am not sure these designs would work.

I live on the Gulf coast of North-West Florida, and therefore I believe I am
not too far from a Loran station, so I probably do not need extreme

Any suggestion welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Didier KO4BB

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