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Offline East Troy Don

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KTRS 550 KHZ
« on: May 19, 2022, 0308 UTC »
02:59. KTRS  St. Louis with ID &  ABC news segment at TOH.   Commercial news block at 03:02 and 03:04.
03:06 Discussion on legalizing marijuana

Night Power: 5 kw
TX <> RX:   485 miles   990X/whip
« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 0154 UTC by East Troy Don »
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Tecsun PL-990X, Sangean ATS-909X . Malahit DSP SDR V3,  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380 ,et al.  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  75 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: KTRS 550 KHZ
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 0230 UTC »
There's small desktop loop,with a black plastic frame and copper magnet wire  that shows up in the Amazon ads at the bottom of the page. When I bought mine it was made by Tecsun, but it's the same loop. It's a good performer and will hook up w/the enclosed cable to your portable's antenna jack. You tune it with a knob on the side.

For stations like that one in MO, it could make a big difference.

It's sold as the ETON NGAN 200 these day's, it was at the bottom of the page when I logged in. Same as the Tecsun I bought  a decade ago. It's a good little mini loop.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2022, 0832 UTC by Pigmeat »

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Re: KTRS 550 KHZ
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 1812 UTC »
Bought my Tecsun AN-200 back around 2019. Best twenty bucks I spent all year.
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Tecsun PL-990X, Sangean ATS-909X . Malahit DSP SDR V3,  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380 ,et al.  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  75 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: KTRS 550 KHZ
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2022, 0050 UTC »
They're a lot of bang for the buck.

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Re: KTRS 550 KHZ
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2022, 0030 UTC »
You can plug a "longwire" antenna into the output jack on the base of the loop and then use the loop to inductively couple the wire antenna to a portable radio that otherwise has no means of external antenna connection.  You lose much of the directional capability of the loop but in some cases the wire antenna will grab more signal. 
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