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First of all, Ken, we will all
be pulling for you when you go
through this knee operation and
recovery. I think you will feel
much better when it is all done.
The link Neil posted is great. I
have tried to make basket coils.
I haven’t had much success, but I
think you have to have the right
materials, and I didn’t.
The crystal set crowd is trying to
do exactly what we are doing, except
that they are trying to tune a very
small signal that they are receiving –
and WE are trying to do it for
I struggle with my crystal sets the same
way that I struggle with Part 15 transmitting.
I have been able to hear DX from at least
500 miles away on my crystal sets at night
with a 150 foot antenna wire. But I can
only DX below about 750 kHz. The local stations
swamp the crystal radio. Best DX is Havana, Cuba
on 570 kHz here in Hartford, CT.
Anyway Ken, when you are recovering, read as much
as you can if you are able to do that. Who knows
what you might find.
And let us know how you are doing if you can.
Bruce, Dog Radio Studio 2