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Originally posted by Monsterenergy791
Hm, never knew that! Thanks for sharing.
I might need it someday, you never know.
This is an odd effect.
Antenna theory essentially states that the antenna must match the wavelength (be it whole number or fractions) .. and with a frequency of say 45MHz [average for most "non-IR remotes"], the wavelength is 6.67m (lamda = c / nu; where c = 3.0e8m/s and nu = 4.5e7s). The most efficient antenna tend to be: full wave, half wave and quarter wave antennae which means: 6.67m, 3.34m, 1.67m
Average human height happens to be 1.6m [5'6"] (which is the quarter-wave for 45MHz). Wow! So, using a human body, the ideal quarter-wave frequency is 45MHz.
But does it fry a brain cell everytime I do it?
Originally posted by Astyanax
News just in: range increases even further if you actuallly put the thing in your mouth.