Simply Indoor {External} Shortwave Antenna for AM/FM Shortwave Radios with a PAL Connector

Simply Indoor {External} Shortwave Antenna for AM/FM Shortwave Radios with a PAL Connector

Post by RHF » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:25:48

Simply Indoor {External} Shortwave Antenna for AM/FM Shortwave Radios
with a PAL Connector External SW Antenna Input for the SW Antenna

- = Examples of PAL Connector SW Radios = -
Redsun RP2100, Kaito KA2100, CCRadio-SW etc
Eton E1 etc

NOTE - The Grundig Satellit 800-M uses an SO-239 Jack
and the Grundig Satellit 750 uses a BNC Jack

First - Consider that the Radio's built-in Whip Antenna is usually
shorter than 52 Inches and Noisy Mono-Pole Antenna,

This simple {make-do} Indoor Shortwave Antenna uses
an FM Folded Dipole Antenna {Balanced Low Noise}
that uses a PAL Female Connector attached to Lead-in
to plug into the Shortwave Radio's PAL External SW
Antenna Input. - - - Doing-the-Math {Sizing} :
* 59 Inch Horizontal [Flat] Top {59"x2=118"}
* 72 Inch Vertical [Down] Lead {72"x2=144"}
Total Wire 262" ~ 22 Feet which is about as long
as one of those Roll-Up {Reel} SW Antennas
http://www.universal-radio.com/CATALOG/sw_ant/3184.jpg

For those who are limited to an Indoor Antenna for their
Shortwave Radio Listening (SWL) this simple 'Passive'
Antenna can offer some RF Signal Increase coupled
with some Noise Pick-Up Reduction over the Radio's
built-in Whip Antenna. {As Always YMMV}

Plus it can be used as an Emergency Antenna when the
Outside Antennas are down -or- during a Storm when the
Outside Antennas should not be used. {relative safety}

eBay -sources- for FM + Antenna + PAL + Connector
http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=FM+Antenna+PAL+Connector
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/mr._workwood
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yes i heard it on the ray-di-oh ~ RHF
Twain Harte, CA -USA-
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Shortwave Listener QSL Reports Newsgroup : SWL : INFO
http://groups.google.com/group/shortwave-listener-qsl-reports/
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