Hunting strange waves with hacked circuits

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Hunting strange waves with hacked circuits


The Electromagnetic waves sent out by modern living can make for some decidedly eerie soundscapes – and some very interesting exploration. Radiolariax uses a variety of devices to listen in on the otherwise unheard –

The hunt for weird radio signals and other electromagnetic waves with small, cheap modified radios, cassette players, walkie-talkies, dictaphones, babyphones, pc speakers,… and simple circuits.

Check out the collection of devices used and relevant audio samples on the signal and wave hunting site.

6 thoughts on “Hunting strange waves with hacked circuits

  1. Nate says:

    These are definitely neat, and I have an idea that I’d like to try out….but I haven’t a clue as to what exactly he’s done here.

    Is it just adding antennas/coils to the input of an audio amplifier?

    1. matthew says:

      i’m an enthusiast myself, and it seems to be just that, but still, if it is simply that, i’m rich!

  2. mrfixitrick says:

    Congrats for having fun with weird sounds generated from the electronic environment around us!

    I’ve found that running the output from such devices into my iMac computer sound-in, can open up a complete new world of interesting sound…and indeed music. The secret is to use software such as Audio Hijack to increase gain and raise and lower pitch.

    For an example of what my iMac sounds like through a simple crystal radio circuit, see my movie “Beta Blocker Crystal Radio Plays Opera”

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