> I've seen blogs that shielding a loop really doesn't do much.
Rick, that's because the "shield" is part of the antenna.
You can prove that to yourself by grasping a resonant loop, say,
on it's side (assuming it's gap is at the top) and noticing that
the resonance has changed frequency.
> With high local line noise, is a TUNED LOOP or non-resonant receiving
loop antenna a >better option?
For line noise or local signals, either loop should have the same
directivity. A tuned
(resonant) loop will have a higher "Q" and attenuate both signals and
are away from its resonant frequency....useful when you want to
reduce strong out-of-band signals or noise. A non-resonant loop
will be quite broad-banded and have less output....useful when you
want to receive signals and noise over a broad frequency range without
having to re-tune the loop.
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