4345Re: [loopantennas] Re: Help
- Dec 1, 2007At 01:07 PM 12/1/2007 +0000, you wrote:
>To my mind, the Select-A-Tenna is a bit overpriced. It contains aYou are correct .... I have a home made Select-A-Tenna that costs
>twelve inch diameter coil of wire, connected in parallel with a 365pF
>air-variable capacitor, all in a plastic coil-form case.
$0.00. It consists of approx 60' ft of insulated hookup wire, a couple of
small pieces of plywood, 12" of small wood dowel, and a 365 pfd capacitor
from an old junked radio. I use the Tivioli radio because it is small
4x4x6 inch ... and has a ferrite antenna that couples to the 1'x1' loop and
has great audio. The loop and radio sit on the same wood base .. about
8"x8" (with cloth glued to the bottom). I rotate them together for best
reception and simply tune the 365 pfd capacitor. It is relatively small
and outperforms such AM radios as the Superadio III.
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