SID equipment

Capacitor Characteristics

The capacitor used to tune the Loop Antenna can be of various types. Depending on the type of capacitor you use you will see varying degrees of tuning sharpness. This is due to a parameter called the Q of the capacitor. The Q value refers the quality of the component as far as energy loss is concerned. Stated verbally, the Q of a component is the ratio of the energy stored to the energy lost.

Antenna Options

The material below has been contributed by several active SID observers and assembled by Michael Hill in response to requests for information regarding assembly and tuning of antennas used with the Gyrator II receiver. Requests for additional information can be directed to him at the following addresses:
Email: Postal Mail: 114 Prospect St., Marlborough, MA