[time-nuts] LORAN-C antenna

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Mon Nov 12 19:20:14 EST 2007


You're probably pretty close to the Jupiter, Florida station.  A piece
of wire will probably do the trick.

John
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Didier Juges said the following on 11/12/2007 07:11 PM:
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> Speaking of Loran, I have an old Loran receiver (origin forgotten) and no
> antenna. 
> 
> 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
> sensitivity.
> 
> Any suggestion welcome.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Didier KO4BB
> 
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