For those interested in the upcoming "Heathkit-like" full construction article for the airport-friendly 3.5 inch (89mm) "Baby FSL" antenna, the article's introduction and required parts list have been uploaded at http://www.mediafire.com/file/p1pn75do5bvh111/3.doc
This initial information is being posted because of the typical delay in receiving the 160mm ferrite rods from the Ukraine (normally from 20-30 days), during which time the remainder of the article should be completed.
This antenna was designed to enable DXers to enjoy exciting weak signal MW-DX reception within a motel room (or out on a balcony) after long range air travel, such as Craig Barnes and I enjoyed during our recent Hawaii vacations. All of the required construction parts are readily available, and the antenna fits inside a custom-sized plastic tote designed to be packed within hand-carry luggage. The step-by-step construction procedures are currently being drafted, which will include operating tips on getting the best performance from the compact FSL antenna (designed to provide inductive coupling performance roughly comparable to that of a 4 foot air core box loop, once the DXer becomes skillful in its operation).
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)