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MIR: Then it is perhaps the Magnum’s black PVC that helps to achieve those great distance reports? Have built the SSTRAN antenna, bought the coil from Carl, tried it with the Ramsey AM25 and couldn’t get a significant peak during tuning. Even tried the 1 watt setting to no avail. Now am running the SSTRAN transmitter with the antenna with much better results and more ground experimentation to do. Am sure that Phil worked out every detail of his antenna to match his transmitter, yet would like to try the Ramsey AM25 with a black PVC coil if you tech people think that may be of some advantage. The AM25 has a 7 element low pass filter at its RF output, 4 caps and 3 coils. Could they in any way interfere with a loading coil peak?