Hello. Time to reach out to the collective knowledge base! I've built many, many antennas. This is the first time I've tried to roll my own transformer, however. This antenna looks interesting, and I happen to have all the materials, except my resistor is only 1/4 watt. I think the problem lies with the transformer, because I'm getting NOTHING off this antenna. It needs amplification, but I'm getting absolutely nothing. (OK I can receive my local 50,000 watt flamethrower AM station, but I'm pretty sure I'm getting it off of the feed line only) I used a #43 ferrite ring I had laying around, and tried to follow the diagrams, which I've attached for your reference. To me, it looks like 9 turns and 3 turns. The 9 turns I've connected to the top studs of my transformer enclosure: Stud Connection, 9 turns around the ring, then connection to the opposite stud. The bottom of the ferrite ring is connection to the center pin of the SO-239, 3 turns, and connection to center pin. This diagram looks like the shield is tied in to the center pin as well. I've jumpered ground to center pin on the SO-239. (this may be my issue, & I can easily cut this). I got NO continuity between center pin and either top stud, nor coax ground and top studs. Continuity between center pin and ground shows as expected even though I though it was weird. This struck me as odd, but maybe the signal is coupled through inductance? (I still think it's a connection error on my part). As I type this, my next trouble-shoot is to clip a test lead from the center pin of my coax connection to the center pin only, to see if I get any signal. The antenna ground rod is attached to the stud opposite the stud with the terminating resistor. I also made a short jumper between the studs to tie-in the ground. The antenna is dead both with, and without, this short jumper. I have some pretty thick insulation on the 16 gauge solid wire I'm using. Could this be the problem? I've gone back and re-read the articles. Neither article has a photograph of a finished transformer for this antenna. I'm thinking, even though I have the turns ratio correct, I've got the connections wrong. Any assistance would be appreciated!!