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Offline vu2nan

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Makeshift Square Loop Antenna for a Crystal Radio
« on: November 08, 2019, 04:12:16 UTC »
A heavy 2 m x 2 m floor-standing wooden showcase in the shack appeared to be suitable as a frame for a crystal radio loop antenna. As luck would have it, the lone 20 km distant 612 kHz, 200 kW AM broadcast station being in the end-on position by default, there would be no need to move the unit. The counter top would make it quite convenient to sit down and carry out the testing.

The 5 turn loop was easily wound using about 42 m of ordinary hook-up wire.

The shack is relatively quite small to get a photo of the actual unit.

Here's a representation of the same.



It works quite well with my series/parallel-tuned crystal radios.

Further details at

https://nandustips.blogspot.com/2019/10/another-loop-antenna-crystal-radio.html

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Nandu.

Offline IZ5ZCO

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Re: Makeshift Square Loop Antenna for a Crystal Radio
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 17:04:36 UTC »
Great idea!  ;D
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Re: Makeshift Square Loop Antenna for a Crystal Radio
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 04:25:29 UTC »
Many thanks, OM Nicola! :)

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Nandu.