New Antenna for Classical AM 1560
Posted on May 18, 2007
I am getting closer to putting up the new stick!
I am getting closer to putting up the new stick! After two trips apiece to the hardware store and the home center, I think all of the pieces now fit together properly. 😉 Thanks to Antenna Guy for doing the hard part and making the coil for me! Oh by the way, after doing quite a bit of testing, I have moved up the dial to 1560. It’s much clearer in the daytime at my location, and only slightly worse at night than 1500. The efficiency is also a little better.
One hint: I found that it’s not really necessary to use 1-1/2″ rigid conduit for the base. You can’t buy that in anything less than a 10′ length at a home center store, which will set you back about $35 or so. Hardware stores don’t carry it. They told me to use galvanized water pipe, which they will sell in whatever length you want, and they will also thread it for you. I tried, and the threads fit into the PVC adapter just fine. They are a little different than the threading used on the rigid conduit, but they work.