Hello, everyone. After 61 years I've decided to enter the fascinating world of amateur radio and will be getting my Technician ticket next month and my General shortly thereafter. For the past several months I have been studying the hobby and decided my interest lies with QRP communications. I know my DX contacts will be far and few between but also how rewarding they will be when they come. I am looking at purchasing an Alexloop magnetic loop antenna for the following reasons: 1. Ease of setup 2. Portablility 3. Multibands 4. Great reviews on eHam.net I will be using it with a Yaesu 817ND. I know I could homebrew a magnetic loop and save a lot of money but prefer to purchase a ready-made model. I welcome any thoughts on the Alexloop and appreciate the help. Thanks!