Ordered a Delta Loop from Howard. Although showing out of stock it was delivered within 7 days and when it arrived it almost took longer to unpack than put it up! Very good quality packing with no damage likely to be sustained in transit. The quality of the Delta Loop is very good and professional with good quality fibreglass poles.
I have only used it once as my Shack is being decorated so had to put a 15-foot patch cable from the coax end in the house, to the 706 in the car on the drive so not the best installation. The first "tune" on 20 Meters and the SWR was 1.1 which given the temporary installation was brilliant. Went back to a Hungarian station and got a 5/8 so well pleased so far. Shack should be finished this weekend so will update when I have had a chance to play.
The antenna is up at 20 feet at the bottom of the garden I am 394 ft ASL so very much looking forward to getting stuck in.
Thanks, Howard. I have shown a couple of friends the antenna and they are looking at placing an order.
I Will update when I get to use it properly.
I have been using the Delta loop for a few months now on HF bands. I am most impressed with the very low noise level I am getting. As you can see the antenna is set at the bottom of the garden away from the house and is very quiet. I get good radio reports and was very happy today to get Puerto Rico on 15Mtrs receiving a 5/7 which is testimony to the effectiveness of the antenna with low power.
The antenna survived a very bad storm of winds up to 75MPH and although worried I took a tentative look in the morning and all was good so no complaints on the build quality which I was assured of before I bought the antenna. So all in all a very good buy especially for the money and an effective way of getting the noise level down and making those QSO's. I just need to use it on 4 and 6 meters now and see how we get on but I suspect it will outperform most. Thanks for a great product.