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
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.
Thanks for showing me your FSL antenna projects, Gary, and good luck with
the DU reception from the Oregon coast this week!