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Andy2
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There are so many variables with random wires it’s hard to say. Generally, the longer the wire, the better it will be at low frequencies. The effect at higher frequencies is harder to predict as the radiation pattern will change drastically with frequency. Really, the trick nowadays is to minimise noise rather than chase more signal, which is why more people are going for loops rather than wires.