We were living in Pasadena, Ca. One day a realtor knocked on our door. He said, “I have a client who wants to buy your house” !!!! That’s Southern Calif. for you. It wasn’t even for sale.
So, we sold it and moved to an apartment complex that was previously a Seminary. The buildings were beautiful, but the electrical system was terrible. With a random wire hanging off my balcony HF signals were near impossible to hear. The AC was “dirty” and made for miserable short wave listening.
I starting researching and decided I’d try a Magnetic Loop. I bought the Pixel Sat Magnetic Loop in hopes of a solution. It was outstanding. I put it out on our balcony. The electrical Noise reduction was near 40 db. I was skeptical about the rotator doing much good…but a couple of hams said to get it. They were right. It is less about directional gain, than noise and interference reduction when turned just a few degrees.
Fun antenna. I still use it for SWL. (Pixel Sat was sold to DX Engineering)