phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jul 8 18:17:29 EDT 2014
In message <53BC56FC.3030909 at rubidium.dyndns.org>, Magnus Danielson writes:
>On 07/08/2014 09:59 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <53BC4B9F.6040302 at rubidium.dyndns.org>, Magnus Danielson writes:
>>> I have a FS700 sitting here, but no antenna. There should be other
>>> signals than LORAN-C/CHAYKA available, such as DCF77, MSF60 and the 162
>>> kHz signal from outside Paris. It would be pretty straight-forward to
>>> put up a frame and make a number of turns of wire, and put a low-noise
>>> amplifier up in the attic. What existing projects should I look at or
>>> take inspiration from?
>What is your loading on the coil? How many turns? Schematic?
No loading, I wanted flat frequency response.
No ideas how many turns, it's not critical.
>Cooking up a low-noise amplifier for these frequencies seems relatively
>simple, but it is always nice to see what others have done.
I just winged it, I looked at the stuff at VLF.IT then the AD797
data sheet and when it worked well enough I stopped.
I have also built a "monopole" antenna, based on the schematic on page 6
in this article by Chris Trask:
The performance is astonishing: it pulls in everything from the
Schumann resonances and ~10kHz russian "Omega-like" naviagation to
100 MHz FM radio, but also every source of noise you can imagine
in your neighborhood.
In difference from the loop which needs none, this antenna needs a
really good earthing.
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