---->The Sony ICF-38 now gets toted around the house,
on walks, and is used without a loop for AM-DX (BC-DX)
at night. The selectivity works wickedly well with fingernail
tuning. A great one. Might buy one for the parents' camp.
---> The 1-turn (10 ft dia.) AM loop hanging from the house
didn't work out. Too close to all the awful static from PCs,
washing machine, dimmer, CFL lights, etc...
Next try will have to be 15+ feet away.