27 Feb 2013

Mag-mount E-field probe on 8.97kHz

Just as an experiment, this afternoon I modified my mag-mounted FET drain tuned E-field probe to work on 8.97kHz. The last time I rigged an E-field probe on 8.97kHz and went looking for my earth-mode signal results were very disappointing wih just a couple of places within 2km radius where the 5W beacon was copied, but tomorrow morning I'll see how well (or not) it works. To tune the FET drain to 8.97kHz I just substituted the 137kHz tuned circuit with an 83mH Toko potted coil in parallel with 4n7. Tuning is reasonably sharp. Whether the car grounding will make a big difference we'll see in the morning.

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