J.B. Weazle McCreath wrote:
I was thinking of it as another antenna I could use with my xtal radios, so getting a perfect match is of no concern. You can never have too many antennas! I've got to do something with my three acres of back yard!
Most human-generated noise is vertically polarized, so verticals make poor receive antennas. For a small space, the best broadcast-band antenna is still the high wire. At reasonable lengths they're too short to be very directional (there are always weird lobes, but no strong discernible pattern), and being close to the ground (in terms of wavelength) can be an advantage for reducing noise pickup. You might consider an untuned loop of large dimensions, fed with open-wire, if you have a tree out back to hang it from. If you get it away from the house and other conductors it could make a super signal-snatcher.