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Old 14th Aug 2017, 13:13
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
One of the first electronic things I made was a crystal set, with a long wire antenna running down the garden. It was connected to a pair of ex-WD headphones and I'd spend ages getting it set up just right to pick up Radio Luxembourg.
Been there - done that (same headphones, too) - even though I am older than you.

ISTR that there were Morse stations and Eastern European stations transmitting only a short musical 'jingle' repeated continuously with just a short interval between.
As this was the Cold War period I speculated as to what was going on.

WRT Radio Caroline, my then crush was called Caroline, so I listened with fervour.
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