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Well, read, specifically, through the two pdf’s that make up the presentation to the NAB. His introduction pdf, which is long, and the presentation, which is short, tell you a lot.
The presentation names the individual who did the testing and describes the test conditions and the results, for AM broadcasting test.
I’d like to build one, but I need someone with more experience, to help me create the antenna and measure the results. I can handle the physical construction, no sweat. I could probably muddle through the inductor design, too, but I’d prefer not to sabotage my efforts with my now rusty and mostly forgotten half-knowledge 🙂 I intend to build it using fabbed up stuff from Home Depot to make a demonstration antenna, and compare how it works to a simple long wire. I have been away from the electronics stuff for so long that I do not remember the math or even all the terminology anymore. Many years ago in my youth, I studied up to pass my Ham Radio licensing, and ended up being stuck at the code test. Despite many many hours of study and effort, I proved to be utterly deaf to decoding Morse. Instead, I went on to other interests.
Even today, I think I could pass the no-code test with minimal study. I just can’t find the time to do it, as to do so means considerable travel, and my interest in being a licensed ham operator is no longer very high. The “wow” factor’s no longer there, sadly.
I was thinking of building an SSTran 3000 kit for the trial. Anyone gotta spare they want to part with cheap? 🙂 No? heh, didn’t think so.