Radio was the funnest to build yet. I found these yellow 48"
fiberglass rods at Home Depot for just a few dollars. Their
was 5/16" and I used them for the horizontal form as you can see.
The diameter of the form is exactly 2" and it is 4 inches
I used a gold colored 24 AWG enameled wire
for the tuning circuit and green 30 AWG for the antenna and ground.
The capacitor is your standard 14 ~ 400 pF and I went all out for
a Schottkys Bat-46 Diode.
The black piece you see is just a piece of Lexan spray
with high gloss enamel. It's hard to see but in the back
are 4 wing nuts. I left these easily accessible to make quick
changes to the circuit if need be. Its tuning is very, very
I just wish the volume was a little louder.
What you see here
is right off my bench. Some modifications I plan on making
moving all wires under the base, adding a tap capability to the diode
hit the coil in different places.
Look Here for the DX
contact I made with it the first night.