This antenna was in use at GW4ALG between March 1998
and May 2002.
When I started operating on 136 kHz in 1998, I needed an antenna that could be
resonated easily for this LF band. So I modified my pre-existing 'inverted V'
doublet to form a top-fed delta loop having an overall perimeter of about 65 m. The
base was about 1.7 m above ground level (AGL), and the apex was about 10 m AGL. This
resulted in an effective magnetic loop antenna for 136 kHz, as well as providing a general
purpose antenna for 10 - 80 m.
Indeed, this antenna proved to be surprisingly effective on 3.5 MHz (as a large loop).
It gave reasonable performance on 10-30 m; but poor performance on 40 m.
At the shack end, the delta loop was tuned using a Z match ATU for all bands 10 - 40
m. As luck would have it, the antenna was a perfect match on 80m (when using a 1:1
balun) - so no ATU was required!
I abandoned 136 kHz when the first RSGB repeater arrived (October 2001), and, in May 2002,
the antenna was restored to an 'inverted V' doublet having G5RV dimensions.