home made ferrite antennas
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(2017-07-22, 00:53)opadavis Wrote: We are advised not to make our own ferrite antennas. How hard can it be? I ordered two of 20 cm manganese zinc ferrite rods from China at
$7 each. I gather that we should wind the core with one diameter spacing along the whole length for minimum inductance and maximum Q. The only missing information is wire gauge. Anyone have advise?

Peter from High River, Alberta, Canada

Reading the mail, 26 s.w.g. seems to be about average, but it does not seem to be too critical, as lightning is such a powerful signal and the amps have gain to spare.
In fact if we were to forget DXing and think more of the network and distribution, the antennas could be smaller, Quality not Quantity.
Maybe in a perfect system?
my 2 cents. Huh

rb.
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home made ferrite antennas - by opadavis - 2017-07-22, 00:53
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by readbueno - 2017-07-22, 01:26
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by opadavis - 2017-07-22, 04:08
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by cutty - 2017-07-22, 10:58
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by Dale.Reid - 2017-07-22, 01:46
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by opadavis - 2017-07-22, 14:42
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by cutty - 2017-07-22, 15:23
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by opadavis - 2017-07-23, 14:42
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by pasense - 2017-07-23, 15:32
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by cutty - 2017-07-23, 18:36
RE: home made ferrite antennas - by pasense - 2017-07-23, 19:34

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