Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gear: Pattern test of AM BCB tuned loop antenna

I’m impossibly behind in my posting of DXing sessions and AM station recordings, so I’m not sure how I’m going to take care of that.  But, I hope to make several posts over the next month or two on antenna testing.  To start this off, I did some formal pattern testing of my 6-foot tuned loop antenna this morning.  Ideally, one should do this at high noon, but the testing was 2 to 2.5 hours after local sunrise, and all of the skywave signals seemed to be long gone by that point. Continue reading