"Shared Apex Loop Array: A Wideband Directional Receiving Antenna"
Effective communication on the LW, MW, and SW bands requires more than just a careful ear. You need the right gear to navigate through the jungle of interference that can be as close as your computer, or as distant as a thunderstorm on the other side of the globe. Interference, though isn't just a challenge for DX'ers - it's a challenge for net operators, rag chewers and county hunters too - in other words, it is a challenge to all of us!
We have developed a new type of receiving antenna that delivers exceptional directivity in a small package and is useable over a wide range of frequencies without need for adjustment. This new antenna is called the Shared Apex Loop Array antenna and it opens the door to a new class of compact, high performance, wideband receiving antennas developed for both amateur and professional users.The antenna operates on the true-time-delay principle rather than the more traditional phased array methods. This method of operation enables outstanding bandwidth.
The patented and patent pending design provides the following benefits:
- Compact Size
- Wideband operation without need for adjustment
- Ground independent operation
- Outstanding front-to-side ratio on local interference
- Ease of Construction
- Modular design
To see this exciting new antenna technology in operation, visit the "Videos" page. The "Technology" page provides a description of the operating principles. If you are curious where the Shared Apex Array came from, be sure and visit the "History" page. To order one of your own, visit Array Solutions. Also, feel free to contact us using the info on the "Contact" page.