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Old July 10th 17, 11:33 AM posted to
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Default Magnetic receiving loop theory

On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:21:42 +0200, "bilou" wrote:

"Pat" wrote in message
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Is this a near-field
/ far-field thing?

Not really
But most statements about magnétic loops are false because
the ground is much too close to the antenna in terms of wavelenght.
And average ground has little magnetic effect and big electric one.
Making a VHF/FM magnetic loop is a good idea to start
understanding how it really works.
It is very cheap and small too :-)

Interesting. I hadn't thought of ground effects. I may do some
experimenting. I would love to hear the HF bands without the constant
S9 noise I have now. (The noise is from multiple sources - power
lines, my electronic gadgets, neighbor's electronic gadgets, TVs,