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Author Topic: Martin builds a simple ferrite MW rod to inductively couple radios to!  (Read 855 times)

Offline ThaDood

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https://swling.com/blog/2023/09/martin-builds-a-simple-ferrite-rod-to-inductively-couple-radios-to-his-external-mediumwave-antenna/     This looks a lot more portable than that godzeye antenna that I've built a decade ago. And yes, SWL'ing rip.
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Re: Martin builds a simple ferrite MW rod to inductively couple radios to!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 2218 UTC »
I suspect many here already have a solution on their shelves, even if they are not already aware. The popular Tecsun AN-200 loop can work as an inductive MW coupler. Just connect the whatever external antenna feedline to the AN-200 1/8"-jack antenna port. IIRC, even with my old 148' loop-on-ground connected, the AN-200 still had some circuit Q to further help peak the tune.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2023, 0108 UTC by RobRich »
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