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Originally posted by Dan Kinsella
This is for a receiver that's in a closet in a basement that's not getting much reception from the standard AM loop antenna that came with.
CC Crane Company has amplified AM antennas but they are like $50.. ;)
 

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Some research online, or at a library in some radio books could help you here. The two options posted earlier are good, but you could build them yourself.


I found this link searching with Inernet Explorers built in search engine.

http://www.mindspring.com/~loop_antenna/


Several ideas are avaliable here. I will tell you this about loop antennas. They are work amazingly well. They take NO power. They excite the loop with rf energy that is transfered to your radio. They will dig out really weak sigals and tune out offending strong signals in many cases. The loop is VERY directional. You can use them to tune out interferance by turning the loop to face different compass directions.


The size of the loop depends on your project size. The amount of turns will change with the size of the loop frame. Take a look at the link and the projects. If you build a loop antenna you will be pretty amazed at what it will do. If you don't want to take on a project like this the C.Crane and Terk antennas are versions of the loop antenna. Enjoy.


Alan in Boise
 
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