Foxhole radios are simple radio receivers constructed from a minimum of materials, typically a razorblade, a safety pin, a coil of wire, and sometimes a short piece of pencil lead. These devices were made by soldiers in World War II for entertainment, or were operated clandestinely by prisoners.
Building A Crystal Radio Out Of Household Items
Several simple radio receiver projects, including the razor blade "foxhole" radio, that use found materials. Well illustrated with closeup photographs.
R. G. Wells
The transcript of an interview with Lieutenant Colonel R. G. Wells, who built a rather elaborate set out of scrounged and improvised items while in a POW camp during World War II. Provided by the Centre for the History of Defence Electronics (CHiDE).
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