Join Date: Feb 2010
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Sorry if I'm not posting this in the right forum, I didn't find one specifically for traditional radio, just for satellite and HD radio. Also sorry if this sounds like a ridiculously simple question. I'm thinking of creating my own long-range AM antenna. I plan on stringing up a fair length of some 22-gauge insulated wire, probably keeping it somewhat coiled so as to build up inductance. Would it be beneficial to add actual inductors in series with the wire antenna? If so, about what value inductor would I be looking at? I know I probably don't want TOO much, for then I would lose the higher frequencies (and interfere with the tuner maybe?). I'd just like to be able to get the full range from 530 to 1710 KHz as clearly as possible.