Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Giuseppe Morlè (IZ0GZW), who writes:
I’m Giuseppe Morlè (IZ0GZW) from Formia, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in Italy .
I built this simple rotating directive ferrite antenna for medium waves and the 160 meters ham band.
Inside the tube there are 2 ferrites with 43 cable windings and 3 for the coupling link that goes to the receiver.
In this video the test as soon as I assembled everything …
In broad daylight, it was 12.00 local time, you could hear well over 2000 km.
The antenna is very directive and perfectly manages to separate several stations on a single frequency.
The pipes are in plastic for plumbing use (PVC), I bought only that one, 5 Euros, the rest is all recycled.
I wanted to share this simple and very functional project of mine with the SWLing Post community.
Thanks and I wish everyone a better year.
Greetings from Italy.
Thank you, Giuseppe! What a simple, effective antenna project. I like how you’ve invested so little and recycled parts from other projects. I also love your view there looking south over the Tyrrhenian Sea! What a great place for radio.
Very cool. I did manage to get youtube to used closed-captions and auto-translate to English (My Italian isn’t that great…) I’ve been looking at building something similar for MW and VLF. A great resource I’ve found are W1VLF’s videos on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqh5Egn2qh8
The readers need a better schematic & description on building this ferrite antenna.
Did James Bond use Giuseppe’s ferrite antenna? ?