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first, build a loading coil similar to this:
I wound about 100 turns of #20 magnet wire on a 3″ PVC and put taps on every turn for the first 15 turns (from the top) and a tap every 11 turns from the bottom, that way you can get number of turns between 1 and 100. This is more than sufficient for a T.H. with a 10′ antenna.
Then take a short piece of coax with connector, and strip it back. Solder a short piece of thin wire with an alligator clip and attach to a lower tap and hook your antenna wire to the upper tap. Move the alligator clips to maxiize the signal. Somewhere around 55 turns worked the best for my setup.
switch the talking house to External Antenna Mode; then take a sh