The new 222 MHz HO loop provides easy SSB and CW communications out to 200 miles or more. HO LOOPs produces an omnidirectional, HORIZONTALLY polarized signal ideal for mobile and base operations. Horizontal polarity permits the HO loop to pick up 5+dB of ground gain that verticals can't. As with most horizontally polarized antennas, performance improves dramatically with height above ground. By stacking two HO LOOPS, another big gain jump occurs (see pattern and note great reduction of high angle lobes). HO LOOPs do not need a counterpoise, so mounting options are simplified.