Crystal radios & round up

Crystal radios & round up

Kevin Kelly has a great round up of crystal radio builds, free plans and kits (some I haven’t seen either) – Link.

Inspired related round up:
Razor Radio
HOW TO – Building a crystal radio out of household items – Link.

Make 578
Refugee Radio – An energy-independent AM-receiver radio… – Link.

Small Two Coil Loop Crystal Radio
Building a radio in 10 minutes – Link.

260209401 6E781670A5
Crystal radio mousetrap – Link.

Crystal Radio Kit for the Modern Era – Link.

Make a “Cigar Box” crystal radio set – Link.

Razor 2
HOW TO – Make a simple AM radio – Link.

From the pages of MAKE:
Make 576
DIY Aircraft Band Receiver. Modify an AM/FM radio to pick up air traffic control communications. MAKE 09 – Page 27. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition.

Make 577
TV Set Salvage. Nothing good on TV? Well, there’s plenty of good stuff in a TV. MAKE 09 – Page 138. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition.

4 thoughts on “Crystal radios & round up

  1. kryten007 says:

    The mouse-trap one is particularly great. Good show!

  2. Homebrewer says:

    Very nice. Mine is very ugly, but it works — it pulls in Radio Kismat in London.

    Check it out, complete with an audio clip (scroll down to December 16):

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