9B65.91 - Electromagnetic Radiation - Microwave

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Electromagnetic Radiation - Microwave
Radiation from a Dipole
Area of Study:
Electricity and Magnetism
Microwave Transmitter and Receiver, Amplifier, Speaker.

See also 5N10.55 in Electricity and Magnetism.

Connect the receiver to the amplifier.  This will make the reception audible.  The characteristics of a dipole transmitter and receiver can be explored.

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