From: "Michael R. Kesti"
Subject: Re: Crystal radio
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 19:23:28 -0700
Organization: MK Associates
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Jonathan Kirwan wrote:
>On Sat, 28 Sep 2002 21:38:35 GMT, Chuck Simmons
>>>Now that your radio is working and you have become adept at tuning, the
>>real challenge comes. Finding anything at all worth listening to on
>Back then, it was the 50,000 watt (day and night) KEX radio station
>for me. Old time radio broadcasts, including lum and abner at the jot
>'em down store. With that kick from the station, I could almost run
>my room lights -- which is probably why that was the station I usually
>listened to, then.
The first thing I listened to using the crystal radio I built when I was
10 years old was a hockey game that was happening less than three blocks
from my northern Michigan home. It wasn't long before January storms
took down my long wire antenna, and I don't recall whether I ever got
the radio working again. But that was OK. I had learned what I needed
from it, and was soon wondering how my older brother's Philco 5 tube
About ten years later I passed the FCC First Phone license test, and I
have no doubt that the crystal radio led to that license.
Michael Kesti | "And like, one and one don't make
| two, one and one make one."
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