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Originally posted by andy06shake
Maybe you should stop drying your clothes on the Radio. LoL
Question: In 1980, my husband and I sailed from New Zealand to Hawaii and back. Just the other day we confessed to each other that, on quiet nights in the middle of the ocean when there was very little wind and hence very little boat noise, we could hear voices coming from the mast. These voices would be both male and female but you couldn't make out what they were saying. We were both quite sober and were not under stress.
Can anyone explain this? Our mast is aluminium and the stays are made of coiled wire.
Answer: The ghostly voices were from short-wave radio stationspossibly quite a few of them overlapping. The mast and the rigging of a typical small boat are just about the right size to resonate at the frequency of a short-wave radio signal. If two items of metal are joined and there is some corrosion ...
When I was a child, my family and I heard radio broadcasts
> at nights through our water heater. The pipes acted as the
> antenna and either the heater itself, or the small room it
> was in, acted as the speaker.
> George Siegenthaler , Norman Oklahoma
> During the Second World War the same phenomenon gave rise
> to many erroneous reports of the "foreign invaders" in
> areas of Britain close to short-wave transmitters. Strange
> voices in hedgerows at night were reported to the police
> or the Home Guard. On investigation it was found that
> modulated arcs on barbed-wire fences were picking up BBC
> World Service transmissions.
> Mike Wootton , Pattingham Staffordshire
> Back in the 1930s and 1940s a super-powerful AM transmitter
> was installed on an experimental basis in Texas. Local
> residents reported music coming from fence wire, bathtubs
> and even tooth fillings.
Originally posted by yourmaker
Originally posted by Hawking
Does your heater have a speaker? Because otherwise it cannot project any signals it might be picking up.
I'm sorry, what was that??
Originally posted by davesmart
Is it a 58 plymouth fury?