Active FM/AM/SW Radio Receiver Antenna

This is an active FM/AM/SW radio receiver antenna, can be used for FM radio receiver, AM radio receiver and SW (shortwave) radio receiver.

Radio Active Antenna

This circuit use active component JFET VHF Amplifier MPF102 to boost the radio signal. It use 9VDC supply to work.

On the shortwave band this active antenna is comparable to a 20 to 30 foot wire antenna. This circuit is designed to be used on receivers that use untuned wire antennas, such as inexpensive units and car radios.

L1 can be selected for the application. A 470uH coil works on lower frequencies ( AM ). For shortwave, try a 20uH coil. The unit can be powered by a 9 volt battery. If a power supply is used, bypass the power supply with a .04uF capacitor to prevent noise pickup. The antenna used on this circuit is a standard 18″ telescoping type. Output is taken from jack J1 and run to the input on the receiver.


2 thoughts on “Active FM/AM/SW Radio Receiver Antenna

  1. Emmanuel olubunmi

    Pls, its very urgent cos I must complete my project before 12th of this month.I can’t get mpf102 in nigeria here,pls which transistor is d best substitute and what value of d inductor can i use for fm? Pls, help me…

  2. gccradioscience

    I have built this before, but I am wondering how I can make it better for the long wave bands? Do I change the capacitors to higher value such as 1000 pF?

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