Bonito MegaLoop ML200 active loop antenna 9kHz - 200MHz

Bonito Mini-Whip aktive Antenna

  • Wide frequency range 9kHz - 200MHz

  • Power requirements: 5V - 15V DC

  • Power supply via USB possible

  • Less noise more SNR

  • Selectable Amplification: High/Low (+0dB/-9dB)

  • Small size

  • Compact packaging

The MegaLoop ML200 is an active loop amplifier for the range from 9 KHz – 200 MHz. Active loop antennas make predominantly use of the magnetic field component. As a result they are very useful when reception is difficult because of electric interferences nearby or when using them as an indoor antenna. The standard version is an amplifier with a 5 m- loop made of flexible litz wire.

Modell 2016

For 2015, the electronics of the MegaLoop ML200 was further improved as far as its intermodulation suppression is concerned. The IP2 value could be raised from +65dbm to a full +85dbm and the IP3 value to +40dbm.

In contrast to rigid pipe constructions, the antenna can easily be transported which makes its portable use very convenient. The mounting of the loop is done by two stainless steel nuts with M5 thread. This kind of fastening allows for the fastening of other loop forms as well. There is also the possibility of switching the amplification (Low/High Gain), so it can be adjusted to the size of the loop. On shortwave around 7 MHz the antenna has an excellent IP 3 of typically +45dBm and an IP2 of >+85dBm with a voltage of 5-15V (max. 40mA) .


Starting immediately, the MegaLoop ML200 comes with a Dual Power power supply. Thus the ML200 can be powered both with a power supply as well as via USB. The supply voltage range is 5 - 15V DC (40mA max). The USB power supply has the advantage of a) no external power supply is needed and b) the antenna can be used autonomously and free from noise via a separate USB-Power Bank.

The advantages are obvious:

Compared to other competing products with a rigid loop and high power consumption, the ML 200 is collapsible and because of its power supply via USB it is mobile, fast and simple to use. With a PowerBank, the ML200 can be operated for days without an extra power supply and reduces existing interference significantly. With two suction cups, the antenna can be fastened to a window and is ready to go right away. This also works well in hotels or holiday apartments and even caravans.

Integrated double overvoltage protection of the active antenna part.

Coarse protection by a gas discharge tube with 60V firing voltage, max. pulse leakage current 1kA (8/20µs) as well as an additional integrated ESD protection up to 2kV.

Stainless steel loop is now available

Additionally for outside use, we can offer now a loop made of salt-water proof, PVC-coated stainless steel cable (V4A). The standard length is 5 meters. On request, we can deliver custom made lengths. For listeners interested in long wave reception, a 10m-loop offers a real improvement

Not bulky!

Because the antenna can be packed so small, only the standard postage is charged. This way you save already up to 60,00 € international Shipping cost compared to the postage for a rigid loop and 1m-diameter which has to be sent as bulky goods.

Technical Data

Power Supply/connector: 5.5V - 15V DC (max. 40mA)/BNC
Emitter connectors: M5-threads (stainless steel)
Selectable Amplifier output: High/Low (0dB/-9dB) - Default: High Gain
Working temperature: -20°C - +45°C
Frequency response:
Low Gain: 9KHz - 170 MHz (-3dB)
High Gain: 9KHz - 110 MHz (-3dB)
IP3: typ. +40dBm (@7.00& 7.20MHz)
IP2: typ. +85dBm (@7.00 & 7.20 MHz)
98x90x38mm/ 0.12Kg
DualPower Power Inserter CPI1000DP:
Power supply: max 15VDC/max. 400mA current-limited and protected against polarity reversal
Connectors: 2.1mm DC-collar bushes (+ inside); alternatively via USB (USB-B-port)-HF; BNC
Size/Weight: 86x70x29mm/0.09 Kg

Whats in the box?

  • MegaLoop ML200
  • Junction box CPI1000DP
  • USB-Cable
  • Loop wire as selected



Made in Germany


many thanks to Klaus Floer