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    antenna for 1961 Schaub Lorenz console/w shortwave

    Hello, I'm unsure of the best antenna set-up for an old shortwave radio; I'm aware of some people using transformers in conjunction with coaxial cable, but I don't know the impedance of my radio's antenna jack. Should I just hook up the long wire direct to the coaxial feed, then directly to the...