I have those inductor, thay work of not with this inductor?1. The resistor needs to be big to keep the Q of the LC circuit high. Any coupling capacitor or varicap reverse leakage current will flow through the resistor, so I use 47k as a starting value. Any resistor over 100k is likely to leak due to environmental contamination.
2. For MW reception I would wind 75 turns on a ferrite rod and use that for the tuning inductor and the antenna. No external antenna is needed.
You could experiment with 50 turns of wire on a 2" or 50mm plastic pipe or cardboard roll. Wind a temporary primary of 12 turns over the coil to couple an external antenna.
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