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Posted: 1/6/2003 8:12:27 PM EST
I happened to catch the episode about digging a fox hole and other things. Well he posed a question to the viewers. He stated that back in WW2 the troops use to make a foxhole telephone using Wire, a Razor Blade and a Paper Clip if I remember right. And that if anyone could figure it out to send it in. Is this true? or is he just BSing? If true anyone know how to make it work? Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 8:16:03 PM EST
The radio he showed made out of all those parts is real. Run a google search and you can find instructions. Never built one myself.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 8:26:44 PM EST
He never showed the radio. He just mentioned they made a telephone out of it and if any of you (the viewers) could figure it out to send it in, or something like that.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 8:34:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2003 8:36:45 PM EST by kpel308]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 8:36:28 PM EST
There are apparently many variations of this radio (since it's a "Foxhole" built deal). [url]http://www.acmi.net.au/AIC/FOXHOLE_RADIO.html[/url] [url]http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=exp-db6.htm&url=http://home.houston.rr.com/molerat/foxhole.htm[/url] I did a google search for "Foxhole radio"
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:19:32 AM EST
That's just a variant on your basic "crystal set"
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:38:11 AM EST
I actually built one back when JFK was president! It worked pretty good, if I recall, but I had problems tuning it so I set it to 1 station and left it. Don't ask me for details, though. I can't remember everything. Several months later, I built a Knight kit 'Ocean hopper' shortwave set and a couple years later, I built a Knight kit 'Star Roamer' communications reciever. High point was when I picked up 'Hanoi Hannah' on a lucky ionespheric skip!( Her music was from the 40's and was a joke)
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