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Step 4: Loosely wrap seven turns of wire

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Wrap seven turns of magnet wire around the flesh-colored coil on the ferrite rod antenna. The turns can be a little loose. Spread the turns out as evenly as possible over the length of the flesh-colored coil.
oh ok thanks
what if your ferrite rod antenna is farther away from the variable capacitor and the 6 inches of wire wont reach it, can i just cut the magnet wire longer?
Six inches was only an approximate length for most radios. Go ahead and use a longer piece according to your needs.