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    Hey Lee, The Cats Whisker still working? You know they were the cat's meow so to speak.....


    Cats whisker???
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s-whisker_detector

    Essentially a crystal (usually galena) with a thin wire used as a detector.
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    Screw it
    Yeah, these were the precursor to the tuner. We used to build crystal radios back in the day.
    I had the nations problems figured out one night while on blah blah blah........ huh?

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    Ah, never did that...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplesaw View Post
    The two Sansui's are so different it is like the old and new, which they are, with very similar sound. I believe with some work the TU-9900 will be the one I keep.
    I live a quarter mile from a 5,000 watt AM station and I don't know what splatter is. We even had our own Jennifer Marlowe as a secretary there for years, just like WKRP.

    So I used to get them in my phonograph 12 miles away when I was a kid without proper grounding...like I said they finally got a 'modern' transmitter back in the 90s and I can get decent response slightly detuned. Now playing: Imagine - John Lennon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    Ah, never did that...
    You married a whisker detector, Lee, and her reception was excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOPL Sniffer View Post
    Yeah, these were the precursor to the tuner. We used to build crystal radios back in the day.
    Copper wire coiled around a toilet paper tube, a strip of metal cut from a tin can, an ear plug and whatever the crystal that was? Can't remember what it was called, had to get it at a TV/radio repair shop. That it actually worked blew me away at the time. But I amazed easily at 8 or 10.

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    The crystal radio set I built was overpowered by the local station, heard across the entire 'dial'. I guess I wasn't much at diagnosing those kinds of problems back then.
    5F70, CS-6, MS-10, K-12, RX-103, T-110 x 2, K-112, D-117, K-117, G-120a, L-580, C-1000, R-1040, R-1050, R-1120 x 3, MB-3045 x 2

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    Spare me from your need of emotional rescue
    WWII generation folks have lots of great stories about using crystal radios.

    It was practically the internet of their time ...
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    I had a blast building a few crystal radios when I was a kid, used to listen to Phil Rizzuto calling the Yankee's games at night back in the early 70s

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