2 Element Delta Loop (Heavy Duty) – 17m

2 Element Delta Loop (Heavy Duty) - 17m

A 2 Element Heavy Duty Delta Loop Antenna for the 17m band.

£425.00 — £455.00

Product Code – 17M2WWHEAVY

A 2 element Delta Loop for the 17m band from our ‘Heavy Duty’ range. The antenna is manufactured from lightweight but extremely strong construction grade 6082-T6 Aluminium stock with a heavy duty boom which is guaranteed to give you many years of excellent service.

When conditions begin to fade on the higher bands, here is your opportunity to get onto ’17’ with a great compact full size 17m beam antenna.

A common advantage with a Delta Loop is the very compact footprint as the antenna has very little width (Good news when you don’t want your metal overhanging your neighbours’ garden!)

The Delta Loop is similar electrically to the ‘QUAD’ and the well known analogy of ‘First In and Last Out’ on the band rings very true with all Delta Loops.

Having spoken to some well know antenna gurus we think it’s because although the polarity is ‘Horizontal’, the physical orientation of the loop means there is a certain amount of ‘Vertical Polarisation’ – this will help to reduce fading, especially when working ‘DX’.

The Vortex 17m Delta Loops have 4 sections of vertical tubing as standard. The antenna includes 6.35mm Diameter Wide Plate Element Brackets and Heavy Duty Polyamide Element Clamps manufactured by premium supplier ‘Stauff’ in Germany.

Our Delta Loops for the 17m band (and lower bands) have an additional stainless steel horizontal support bar which acts as a support brace, reducing the flexing of the vertical arms of the loop sides as continued flexing would cause metal fatigue and the arms could subsequently break. Check one of the images left for a more detailed look at the brace and the components.

The top wires on each loop are manufactured from copper-clad steel (in essence copper coated stainless steel) which is extremely strong and robust. The breaking strain of this alone is over 250kgs. This wire is the secured using marine-grade (316 stainless) hardware and Vortex’s unique “Cable Strain Relief Mechanism” which pretty well eliminates a top-wire failure. Download our TOP-WIRE info sheet. The antenna is supplied with all hardware except boom to mast mount (see below).

See info below for mechanical and electrical details

  2 Element Delta Loop (Heavy Duty) – 17m

Band(s):  17m (18Mhz)
Element Material:  6082-T6/*AA6082-T6
Boom Material:  6082-T6 box section aluminium
Boom Length:  3.10m
Gain:   7.34dbi
Front to Back Ratio:   Better than 20db
Feed:   Coax via SO239 socket
Matching:   Vortex Gamma Match (PTFE dialectric)
Rating:   3.5kw
Element Clamps:   Stauff (Germany) – heavy duty polyamide series
Loop Top Wire:   2mm copper clad steel
Antenna Weight:   15kg
Optional High Wind Element Support Kit: More info here
Hardware:   304/316 stainless steel

*If available