Re: AM Antenna for Seagen WR-2
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Popelish <jpopelish@...> wrote:
> Is this a Sangean WR-2, with a coax antenna connector?Sorry, I looked at a photo that had only a coax (type F) antenna connector, but that is only for FM antennas. The one with optional AM antenna input has screw terminals.
> If so, there is probably a large impedance mismatch between
> it and your (I assume) 4 turn, 1 foot loop.
> Have you tried to tune the loop with a variable capacitor
> (or some different fixed capacitor values)?
> I think I would try connecting a tuning capacitor across the
> 4 turns, and connect the shell of the coax to the "ground"
> (case ) terminal of that capacitor, and one turn from that
> node, to the pin of the coax connector.
But my idea for connecting across one turn of a multi-turn, tuned loop holds, but you connect that turn to the two screw terminals.