Monday, July 27, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Portable Crystal Radio using Loop Antenna and Pizza Box. Post #501


If you have trouble viewing this video, please enter this URL into your search box: https://youtu.be/iunAvz9PbN0. An excellent tutorial on how to build a portable crystal radio using a loop antenna coil inside a pizza box.  The coil that the tuning/variable capacitor resonates serves as the antenna by being a very large coil.  According to the maker, "Rimstar.Org," radio stations are found by adjusting the tuning capacitor and pointing the face of the loop at a nearby radio station. This crystal radio uses a crystal earphone and a germanium diode (1N344, 1N60, 1N91, 1N270, 1N277, or a 1N283).  Silicon diodes can be used, but the antenna may need more wire to pick up a station.  For more details, visit the author's website:  http://rimstar.org/science_electronic.  Music in this video is "The Path of The Golden King", by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM), along the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island.