Originally Posted by Al and Missy
Take a few 10's of feet of wire, put an alligator clip on one end and a 1 oz. fishing weight on the other end. Clip it to your existing antenna and throw the end up in a tree.
This does meet my requirements.
Does it work? Could it work?
Do I need a fishing license? Fly or Casting rod? I could probably get fifty feet of steel wire into several trees with a one ounce piece of lead.
When I won a Crystal Radio Kit in a gunny sack race in the 1960's, I strung a wire outside my bedroom window and had better reception for long distance AM Radio than with my Pioneer 'party' radio. By the way... I followed instructions and it worked without any electrical power (as I recall as a youngster).
Your instructions are very similar.... 1960's favorite AM Stations:
KOMA Oklahoma City, OK
WHB Kansas City, MO
KYSN Colorado Springs, CO
KHOG Fallon, NV (just tossed that one in for fun)