Success

After tinkering most of the day with the Bike wheel loop,I finally replaced the coaxial loop feed I was using with just a piece of wire loop. I am now able to get a 1:1 swr down from a 3:1. Since I'm only running .2 watts and the loop is only about 50% efficient it is quite an issue. The feed loop is a little less than 1/5 the loop diameter too. Several loop articles I have read, recommend that. I have ordered a dc motor control for the motor that is attached to the variable capacitor. Right now I'm tuning it with a pair of channel Locks, pretty hit and miss. At 22:32 this afternoon, my signal was copied near Dallas TX. over 2300km away. The loop is sitting on a bed in the radio room, pretty cool.