6 Jan 2017

Crystal Sets

It is some years since I last made a crystal set, but I well recall a UK book called "The Boy's Book of Crystal Sets" which I think was first published in 1954. It is available on-line.  At the time "Boy's" was OK. If published now, we'd have to say "Young Person's".

Years back I made a short-wave crystal set and heard some impressive DX with it including Radio Australia and Radio Havana. Both these and many others were NOT more local relays. Radio Australia was a real catch and totally amazed me at the time.

See http://www.vintageradio.me.uk/crystal/boys_book_xtal.htm .

There is also some information on my main website. Crystal sets are easy to make and capable of surprising results.

See https://sites.google.com/site/g3xbmqrp3/hf/crystalset .

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