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Well mine had loopsticks and an antenna connection point,typical jap stereos. I’m not sure how to go about testing a loopstick only radio. I would imagine coupling it in with a wire loop would be the way to go,but calibrating it could be a problem. Some use an extra winding on the loopstick to run an external antenna,maybe you could add one to yours?I also noticed when I re-tuned these receivers for optimum performance on the loop,the antenna input suffered and vice-versa,so I compromised them to be about equal.Totally unscientific,but they hear better. Some car radios have an antenna trimmer adjustment that can help if tuned right. I also tuned up the FM tuners as well.
My AM transmitter is useless at night from the Mexican flamethrower on 1610,might need to move elsewhere. Nobody listening anyways.