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Antenna phaser for omnidirectionality

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I want to implement an omnidirectional magnetic loop antenna for 300 khz to about 1 mhz.
So I was thinking of placing 2 loopsticks physically 90 degrees rotated to each other on some kind of mount.
If I were to do this I assume I'd get a phase shift between the signals from each antenna while picking up the same station (assuming one of them isnt nulled).
So could this be corrected by using a phase shift network, I've seen a couple of circuits using 2 rc networks or rc networks and a transformer.
Is this a good route to take, or would I be better with a dual receiver diversity setup or something.
 

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Two antennas with phisically shift between them to reduce the ionospheric fading were used starting with 1920's, I guess.
But the best option would be using a dual receiver, each using its own antenna.
 

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Yes 2 aerials and 2 receivers would probably be the modern way to do it.
I guess it could be done with 2 front ends, the signal strength of each used to select which one through to a common IF and audio.
 

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The name of this approach, 2x FE + common IF and audio, is Dual-Watch receiver, which works the same as two separate receivers.
 

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