By John Stoll
March 29, 1999
web site has parts useable for antenna tuners and BCB loops.
They offer spools of various gauge wire, variable capacitors, etc.
While reading your construction article "Tune
your antenna for better DX",
I see in the editorial notes that a source for 250pf tuning capacitors
is lacking. I have used parts taken from broken radios. The website
I mentioned before has similar units for sale at reasonable prices.
I strongly recommend that your visit this site, and view for yourself.
In some of their crystal radio kits, I see a rotating switch that,
if only it had more contacts, would be a nice finishing touch for
the antenna tuner project. I have not ordered from them yet, but
do intend to in the near future. The kits appear to have a very
high finish quality.
Please keep up the good work. You are responsible for giving me
a higher level of enjoyment from the shortwave hobby, and I thank
you. Despite QRM here in New York City, I still enjoy SW listening.
The world-wide web can give me information, work or fun-- but it
will never replace my radio hobby!