In this episode of MAKE’s Weekend Projects, Bre Pettis shows you how to to make a “foxhole radio” out of a paper tube, wire, paper clips. Flickriver – view images as a ‘river of photos’ and more. How to Make a Foxhole Radio The design can be modified to make the radio tunable. To see all the plans, go to Pettis, Bre. Publisher.

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We needed some confirmation, and an ordinary investigation soon paid off as we found this other video of the same phenomenon:. Weekend Project showed how to make a foxhole radio. Does a single turn equal. Bookmarklet While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on the bookmarklet to open the same view on Flickriver. In this case, the effect is seen or heard directly in the transmitter antenna.

June 10th, by Mori. Jim suggested that I try reorienting the antenna which is about 30 ft long. Perhaps the Mythbusters should indeed reevaluate the polemic case of the talking tooth fillings. Besides scaring the construction workers, it shocked and formed electric arcs in the air. Among the simplest radios foxnole can be built are the crystal radios.

How to Make a Foxhole Radio

There are a lot of ways radio waves can be heard. At first, it didn’t work. Make one, it’s easy and raeio keeps your mind sharp. While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on prttis button to open the same view on Flickriver. I decided to Google the station and I found them here along with all of the transmitter specs. One very important electronic element is necessary, however, and that its a rectifieracting as a diode.


Foxhole Radio Project – a photoset by bre pettis on Flickriver. Rdaio shown effect is very cool. As one operator points out: By putting another grounded steel cable in contact with it, the current flows and then fly through the air, creating a plasma which changes along with the radio signal, translating into audible sound. Foxhole radio Among the simplest radios that can be built are the crystal radios.

I could hear music, Christian music to be exact. It can be miles away, but the closer, the better.

They can be made, MacGyver style, with a headphone, electric wire, a pencil, safety pin, razor blade and a toilet paper tube. Here is a short story to understand it: Building them is a common science fair experiment to this day as well as a nice introduction for ham radio enthusiasts. In the video below, Bre Pettis shows how to do it:.

Flickriver needs JavaScript to work properly. Put everything together, pettiis you have a crystal radio set. Because knowing crystal radios made with pencil and razor blades, utterly cool by themselves, just makes it even clearer how amazingly nice are the plasma radios. Pettiss enable JavaScript in your browser.

The electric current going through the air creates a plasma which, by varying in intensity, can expand and contract, producing sound waves. I was also lucky enough to fpxhole the station ID. Brovary town, Russia [Actually, Ukraine].

These improvised crystal sets, as they needed no batteries and could be made with household items were very useful to GIs in the Second World War. Once added to your personalized homepage, just edit widget settings to select your desired view.


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They are usually harmless, and yet, can be sufficient to power a small headphone. Name and Email fields are required.

Or at least, radi was how we could understand the effect. They also seem to change up the frequency during the day depending on the program. Without it, no sound will come out of the headphone. Strange voices in hedgerows at night were reported to the police or the Home Guard. Clickr on one of the buttons below to install: Install “View on Flickriver” script.

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Search plugin Add ‘Search on Flickriver’ to your browser’s search box. MacGyver would be proud. As one operator points out:. Edited by Kentaro Mori. Well, it comes from the plasma, not much different from the thunder. The plasma radio is therefore simpler than a crystal radio set, and mind-bogglingly fantastic, from the absence of a rectifier and filter, to the plain danger and coolness of playing with dancing electric arcs.

Also, allows quickly viewing any Flickr photo on black background in large size. I was using my headphones to listen in but heard nothing.