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Random Wire Antenna

Random wire antenna
Build this random wire antenna - great for crystal radios
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Many of the projects on this web site such as simple crystal, transistor and tube radios will require a good antenna. One of the simplest yet very functional antennas is the Marconi -- often called a random wire or long wire.

Here's how to make the antenna:

Long wire sketch
Sketch of the complete antenna system
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