5N10.67 - Crystal Radio Set

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Crystal Radio Set
Electromagnetic Radiation
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Crystal Radio Set with Germanium Diode, crystal radio set with Galena Crystal, and cats whisker.

Stretch out 50 to 100 ft. of antenna and ground the crystal radio unit to a copper pipe or some other good ground.  Listen with the ear phones and tune to the nearest AM radio station.

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