Interesting phenomenon

Interesting phenomenon

Post by Cliff at the Sha » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 03:36:56

Last night, I reattached the antenna to my R8 after some lightning and
began surfing the memories. On 6925 I heard what sounded like a
big-signal pirate.

After tuning around, I heard other signals. Then I realized they all
sounded a lot like my local MW broadcaster. I'd never heard spurs on
the shortwave bands with this receiver.

Doh! Had I been zapped by lightning?

All it took was wiggling the antenna lead-in alligator clip to make
the pseudosignals go away.

How 'bout that? Those stories about corroded connections causing
rectification and spurious signals are true.

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Drake R8, Sony ICF-SW100, Heathkit GR-64 (retired)
Realistic Pro-2006, Bearcat BC-245XLT

 
 
 

Interesting phenomenon

Post by Maximu » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 04:30:05


Never heard of that before, but that is interesting !  I used to use a
galena crystal from my rock collection to make a crystal radio LOL.

Il Dolce Far Niente


Quote:> Last night, I reattached the antenna to my R8 after some lightning and
> began surfing the memories. On 6925 I heard what sounded like a
> big-signal pirate.

> After tuning around, I heard other signals. Then I realized they all
> sounded a lot like my local MW broadcaster. I'd never heard spurs on
> the shortwave bands with this receiver.

> Doh! Had I been zapped by lightning?

> All it took was wiggling the antenna lead-in alligator clip to make
> the pseudosignals go away.

> How 'bout that? Those stories about corroded connections causing
> rectification and spurious signals are true.

> ---------------------------
> Registered Monitor BR549
> The Shack on the Bayou - www.ghg.net/cliffwatts/

> Drake R8, Sony ICF-SW100, Heathkit GR-64 (retired)
> Realistic Pro-2006, Bearcat BC-245XLT