At about 1230z, I QSYed to 10m FT8 RX with the indoor Wellgood active loop. No stations spotted as yet.
27 Nov 2021
Last night the Cambridge Radio Club (CDARC) has another very successful Zoom talk. This time it was about sunspots and given by Martin G3ZAY who has written the HF column in RadCom for some years. Being on Zoom we were joined by a member in Canada. I am a great fan of Zoom lectures, which are far better than I ever expected.
So far today, 276 stations spotted on RX with the furthermost VK4ZC (16530km) in Australia.
Even as high as 15m (21MHz), the Wellgood loop on the shack window works really well and I have made no attempt whatsoever to optimise it. It is just stuck on with Blutak! I shall have to try it on 10m!
UPDATE 1225z: 359 stations spotted on 15m FT8 RX.
26 Nov 2021
As you can see, I have used this quite a bit in the last week. It was designed by George Smart M1GEO after he accidentally cooked his Wellbrook active loop!
Overall, it works very well, but I wonder if it is less good with weak signals on the higher HF bands. Mostly, EU stations are copied, but where the RX noise figure dominates, maybe it is less effective?