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To John at WDCX: There are still plenty of HQ-140s
and other Hammarlund receivers out there. I
saw an HQ-145X on E-bay a while back that had
a good price. I always wanted an HQ-180, but I
guess that won’t happen anytime soon. I have
an HQ-140X. It’s my second one. I either lent
or sold the first one out to a good friend. Anyway,
we had some kind of questionable understanding
between the two of us, and then neither of us understood
what it was, I guess. So the radio never came back to me,
but the dude on the other end was a great friend, so it
sort of didn’t matter. He had left the U.S., anyway –
to do an international job. So the first one is gone,
but the second one is actually a little better, so it
worked out OK. The first one went away in about
1982. I got the second one in 2007.
On another subject, I sure like the idea of an
indoor Part 15 AM transmitting loop. I know
it is not an efficient transmitting antenna – but
it is self contained and I also think loops look
really neat. If you want to transmit just nearby,
I does it’s job and just sits on the table nice and neat.
I actually love loop antennas. I say just try different
turns and sizes and shapes, and whatever.
P.S. I love all of the info you guys put up
on this thread, by the way.