Improving AM Radio Reception w/ External Antenna and Loop Connectionby Radiodog   12 months ago

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Improving AM Radio Reception w/ External Antenna and Loop Connection

I can't recommend enough putting up a decent, outdoor antenna for your portable radio. There's so much more enjoyment to be had with nice, clear, low-noise signals. But how do you realize those effects on a radio without a provision for an external AM broadcast band antenna?

Here's a simple way to do it. Antenna is a 100 ft random wire, through a 9:1 transformer into about 60' of coax. This video describes a simple wire loop that effectively couples a portable radio to an external antenna.

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