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by JEL
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

Re: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?

Experiment done. No harm happened, but the dipole I mentioned outperforms the 'speaker-antenna' (Just barely) The dipole is a 10 meter (2 poles each 5 meter long) laid across the floor from wall to wall (It's a small 1st floor apartment with a basement below, so not quite at the ground. I'd say my f...
by JEL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

Re: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?

The extra coil probably won't do much, but I don't see any harm in trying as long as the speaker is powered off. I will give it a go one of the next days and return with the results :) (Experimenting with a horizontal 10 meter dipole at the moment) The speaker is passive (So it will operate like a ...
by JEL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

Re: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?

Why would you think a speaker would be any good at all? If you are thinking its because of speakers can deal with low frequencies, it won't since antennas are dictated by wavelengths and the speed of sound is different to light. It is not the speaker itself I think has any benefit, but the coiled w...
by JEL
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Antennas
Topic: What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

What happens if I hook up a loudspeaker as antenna?

What happens if I hook up a loud-speaker as antenna? (Not just the wire, but the actual speaker) I am trying to get as much reception in low-frequencies as possible, so understand I need a very long wire (Longer than what is normally possible to lay out indoors) So, I have a loud-speaker, which is a...