Ferrite Sleeve Loop (FSL) Antenna Demonstration Video

Guy Atkins

Yesterday I had the chance to visit fellow Puyallup resident and DXing pal Gary DeBock and experience his Ferrite Sleeve Loop antennas on medium wave and longwave.
The results were very impressive. On a whim I decided to pull out my mobile phone and take a video of the antenna's performance on distant 610 kHz KONA from Pasco, Washington, about 150 miles away. With the small Tecsun PL-380 some distance from the FSL, only background noise was heard. As the receiver approached the antenna, KONA came up from the noise and became clearly audible. In fact, an unidentified co-channel station was also heard in the background on 610.
A smaller FSL antenna that Gary built for longwave was even more impressive. NDB beacons totally inaudible on the PL-380 blasted in at very strong levels when the receiver approached the FSL antenna.
Here's the link to the Youtube video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WUUlMgK0qI
Thanks for showing me your FSL antenna projects, Gary, and good luck with the DU reception from the Oregon coast this week!
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA

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