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If you want to build an antenna for the AM band, you can see some pictures of my antenna built myself.
Since my webpage is in french, i will explain what i did. My vertical antenna is a copper pipe of 10 ft long and 1/2 inch diameter which i bought from the hardware store. I made also a loading coil which consists 104 turns of copper wire enameled #24 GA. My 4 radials is simply a copper wire #20 GA and are connected on the ground connection. My AM transmitter is Ramsey AM25 and is at the bottom of the christmas tree stand. I’ve broadcast on 1460 kHz last sunday for testing purposes and it works well (in fact, i have to resolve a small problem to connecting my 4 radials without soldering because i have no soldering skills). I plan to put my transmitter on a regular basis next spring once snows melts completely.
Good luck with your building project on your antenna.