Crystal Radios (was Re: List spammer ID'd)

From: ajp166 <>
Date: Wed Mar 28 18:42:03 2001

From: R. D. Davis <>
>My crystal radio used a germanium diode as well - it was one of those
>Radio Shack kits back in the 1970's.... still have it somewhere.

I have no pretense of my age. By the 1970s I was working as a radio
tech (land mobile and marine) with a commercial license.

>time I checked, there were a few places still selling real "cats
>whiskers" (no - you don't catch the neighbor's cat to get one of these

Cats whisker is a thin peice of springy phospor bronze wire. Try a
peice of had drawn #30 copper with the end filed or cut to a point.

Received on Wed Mar 28 2001 - 18:42:03 BST

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