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YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« on: August 17, 2022, 10:08:32 pm »
 :clap: Hi
I got mine a while ago and sadly I get 0 signal. When I connect/ use my MLA30 everything works fine. Do I must set something to get them Work?
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 09:21:33 am »
:clap: Hi
I got mine a while ago and sadly I get 0 signal. When I connect/ use my MLA30 everything works fine. Do I must set something to get them Work?
Thanks

If I understood it correctly, you bougth it, didn't build it yourself; now... did you buy the original one or a chinese clone ? Because, see, those clones are "sub optimal" to say the best

 
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 09:30:34 am »

forgot, if you want to give a try to a loop antenna, consider this one





the pattern of such an antenna is as follows


 
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 01:02:21 pm »

Just in case, the antenna design and details are now public

https://swling.com/blog/2022/08/introducing-the-amazing-sula-an-affordable-unidirectional-dx-grade-loop-antenna-that-you-can-build/

it has been a pretty long process (design, simulate and test) but for a two man band (me and Ollie) it isn't a bad result, I think  :)
 
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 04:23:43 pm »
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did you buy the original on
Yes sure!
And I use an Clone MLA30 (i guess).
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2022, 05:47:43 pm »
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did you buy the original on
Yes sure!
And I use an Clone MLA30 (i guess).

yes... what :) ?

as for the mla30, then you have a clone of a clone of a clone... LOL

getting back to the youloop the only parts which may fail are the bottom box with the balun and the top cross junction box; notably, in china clones of the youloop the coax is junk (braid sucks), and the balun, if there, is junk too

 

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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2022, 08:09:01 pm »
I got this: https://www.ebay.de/itm/274398804823
What can I test? Do I have to set something to power them?
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Re: YouLoop 0 Signal?!
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 08:07:01 am »
I got this: https://www.ebay.de/itm/274398804823
What can I test? Do I have to set something to power them?
Thanks

Checking the original site for the YouLoop

https://airspy.com/youloop/

the "RTL-SDR blog" is listed as one of the sellers and the eBay link you posted should be legit, so ... yes, I think you have the original antenna; as for what to test, if you look at the AirSpy page, you'll see that the YouLoop is a simple, passive loop




so there's nothing to "power" the only thing you could do is pick a multimeter and use it to verify the various connections to see if there's a broken one, as a note the "issue" has been reported by other YouLoop users, the upper "cross connect" box and the lower "balun" box are quite delicate and, twisting the cables and/or the connector may easily break the internal connections, if that's the case then, aside from attempting a repair, the only other option is to return the unit as defective; in such a case you may try contacting the seller (RTL-SDR) https://www.rtl-sdr.com/ asking for infos and or guidance before returning the item







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