Sunday, May 15, 2005

This is the antenna that has had the most impact on my MW DX experience. I've been using variations of it for approximately two years now. The original plans call for 85 feet of wire. I use 135 feet of wire for each loop. Also I use ground radials under each leg of my loops that extend from the center ground rod to 5 or 6 feet beyond the loops. Mine is hidden in the trees about 150 feet behind my house. Of course, this antenna performs best in the mediumwave portion of the spectrum, but the performance is respectable up to 9 or 10 MHz. I use a homebrew antenna tuner for the frequencies beyond 7 Mhz.

Kind regards,

Jim Townley

50-kilowatt KUTR in Utah new on 820 kHz

KUTR logoKUTR is a new talk station in Taylorsville, Utah, in the United States. KUTR began broadcasting on 820 kHz mediumwave on May 9. The station is transmitting with a power of 50 kW daytime and 2.5 kW nighttime. All programming is aimed at women. The station is owned by Bonneville International Corp.
(, May 10, 2005)