Small Transmitting Loop Antenna Calculator
Small transmitting loop antennas, commonly called "magnetic loops" or "mag loops,"
can give surprisingly good performance when they are carefully designed and constructed.
Although this online calculator is intended to assist with designing and building
homemade, ham radio loop antennas for use in the HF bands, magnetic antennas have
been constructed that function in the VHF or even the UHF frequencies. The most
common material for home building small ham radio loop antennas is common copper
plumbing pipe.This calculator enables you to test the design of an octagonal loop
antenna and to answer "what if" questions until you arrive at a design that meets
your needs without a lot of experience in electronics.