How to I make an AM Antenna? Answered
I was recently given a "Tuner" set up ( one of those boxes that you plug TV, DVD, speakers, CD, and VCR, into and has a built in FM /AM tuners)
The Tuner has ports in the back to plug in wires for FM antenna and AM Antenna. ( 2 wire accepting ports per band )
How do I make antennas to plug in to the back of a radio tuner with just wires?
Do I need to put in other components?
What other components might I need, where do I find them, and how EXACTLY do I incorporate them?
I tried to follow the Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Medium_Wave_AM_broadcast_band_resonant_loop_antenn/
I ran the two wires into the back of the Tuner instead of a "polyvaricon" (plastic insulated variable tuning capacitor) because the Instructable, as it is written, does not provide for plugging the Antenna into anything.
I Used a 12ft length of CAT5 ethernet cable to create 8 loops of insulated wire as described in the Instructable but still can not get very good signal on local AM Stations that are less than 20 Miles away.