I just got my technician license, and I'm just fooling around a bit on the Grundig.
I'm trying to pull in WWV from NJ, so 1st, is that possible with the radio whip? I've tried the built-in whip on 5, 15 & 20 Mhz at 4 PM and at 9 PM. nothing
Next question: I have a spool of galv fence wire, bent it into a very tight loop, at the spool and pushed it into Female - female SO239. Screwed that into 100 Ft brand new RG8X cable. Pulled out 40 feet and taped it 7 feet high in the house. Nothing on 5,15 or 20 Mhz . More details. I probably have 30 feet of coax coiled at the radio. ( vs coiling it near the wire antenna. IMPORTANT : I have NOT cut 40 feet off the spool. I have the coax attached to the pigtail ON THE SPOOL and ran 40 feet out.
do I need to cut the wire off the spool?
What am I doing wrong? It was my understanding that even 15 feet of wire upstairs, with the radio and myself down in the basement, would be good enough?