crystal set


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crystal set

[′krist·əl ‚set]
(electronics)
A radio receiver having a crystal detector stage for demodulation of the received signals, but no amplifier stages.
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In the mid-50s I had a crystal set - not the nice white bought one, but one that my dad made for me.
I remember him telling me he was trained for six months in work that would normally take a number of years and he could easily build a crystal set radio.
Two Carat Cuppa - pounds 9.90 from www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk This mug dazzles with a Swarovski crystal set inside a ceramic gold or silver handle like an engagement ring.
Picture: Ian Buist www.journallive.co.uk/buyaphoto ref: 01214551; HISTORIC A crystal set to be auctioned at Anderson and Garland.; PRIZED A selection of radios collected by enthusiast Norman Smith.
I actually quite like the striking detail and intricacy of crystal set against a contemporary setting which allows the true beauty and craftsmanship to be shown off.
Cup final, crystal set clear!|: With all the interest in the Cardiff Centenary, the Six Nations Rugby and the future of Cardiff City Football Club, the mention of the 1927 cup game brought back memories for me.
Without the luxury of the wireless, which was still to be invented, the crystal set consisted of a long aerial, an aerial coil, a pair of headphones or an earpiece and a detector.
I'd hook my crystal set crocodile clips up to the drain pipe and listen while I fell asleep.
I'm speaking as a Beatles-mad kid who hid his crystal set under the blankets.
'When the private sector workforce and their employers have had to take some pretty tough decisions in order to preserve pensions, it's a great shame to see this happening.' Across the UK it was estimated that more than a million local authority workers - including teaching assistants, school cooks, refuse collectors and librarians - took part in the mass walkout, making it the biggest since the 1926 General Strike.: 'I remember the General Strike of 1926':Tom Walters, 89, of Cyncoed, Cardiff, is the former clerk of Glamorgan County Council and former chief executive of Mid Glamorgan Council 'I was only 10 and I didn't read the news- papers but we did have a crystal set radio and I would listen to what was going on.