Video: The Secret Life of Radios

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Skip Arey (N2EI), who shared the following video on Facebook:

Any electrical spark creates radio waves and acts as a transmitter. You hear sparks on a radio as interference. That’s why lighting makes radios crackle, and even the tiny spark in a switch is enough to make a noise on the radio when turning on a light./blockquote>

Click here to watch on YouTube.

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1 thought on “Video: The Secret Life of Radios

  1. Roger Fitzharris

    Thanks for the post: Skip and Thomas. A nice recap of radio’s early beginnings. And a reminder that the magic was there from the start.

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