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Bizarre claim about mercury and antennas

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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:10 PM
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So the old story goes, a fellow out in Russia can't get a television signal in rural, well, where-ever.

He allegedly incorporates mercury somehow into his television antenna, probably not made of aluminum because it would corrode, and suddenly can hear all the way to eastern Europe.
Then, the Russian police come to his house, and make him take it down. According to myth, it was screwing with plane electronics overhead.

I've been looking around for information on this, but all I can find on it is in Russian. Now, I know this is an awful idea. I'd never try it myself, fooling around with mercury.

But this, being a strange fringe idea, I figured the best place to ask would be the kingdom of the fringe.

So, has anyone else heard of a "mercury antenna"? Perhaps we have a russian in the audience.
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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It doesn't do anything magical. It's just a metal.

eta:
For some metals, rubbing mercury on will cause the metal to corrode on the spot. Especially aluminum.
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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Yeah, but it has saturated my brain due to fillings in my teeth and vaccinations.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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Well, according to legend, it was some non-aluminum composition of antenna. Sure, it doesn't make sense.. And I don't expect much of a hit in regards to this... But I'm just hoping I can get someone crazy or russian enough to know what I'm talking about.

Next up on the Morton Downey Jr. show, mercury antennas.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:23 PM
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hurdygurdy
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Yeah, but it has saturated my brain due to fillings in my teeth and vaccinations.


Just don't hold any aluminum in your mouth!



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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Grifter42
But I'm just hoping I can get someone crazy or russian enough to know what I'm talking about.


My favorite Russian story was about the Baba Yaga.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Mercury is mentioned in the Aryan texts as the metal used to power their 'Vimanas' (Flying Machines)



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:36 PM
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Okay. Now we have someone crazy enough to explain it. Now, mercury is a metal with weird properties, continue. Next up, after you, the Russians.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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An antenna for a TV receiver is supposed to be messing up electronics on aircraft?
A receiver antenna?



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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Phage
An antenna for a TV receiver is supposed to be messing up electronics on aircraft?
A receiver antenna?


Heck, I've got wires stuck in little bottles of mercury in two places in my house, and they don't have that effect. Bet you've got one too.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:45 PM
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You have an old pinball machine?
Or just the light switches?
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Phage
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You have an old pinball machine?
Or just the light switches?
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Thermostats.

eta: Although I have had light switches that did, come to think of it, use mercury. Also I've had tamper switches that used mercury. None of them shut down airplane avionics.
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Answered above.
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Nah.
I'm in the tropics. No call for such like.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Mercury thermostats....little bit dated aren't they?

I cant see how mercury would make a bit of difference as far as reception.

Certainly would not be messing up aircraft's electronics with a receive only antenna.
Now if he was experimenting with transmitters, i could believe it.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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In which case intervention of the authorities would not be restricted to Russia.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:53 PM
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LightAssassin
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Answered above.
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Nah, vimanas were all converted to gallium and bismuth after Indra drowned Namuci in the sea foam.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:54 PM
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shaneslaughta
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Mercury thermostats....little bit dated aren't they?


They still work just fine, and I'm a tightwad.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:57 PM
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I said that in jest.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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shaneslaughta
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I said that in jest.


Me too.
I hate replacing things like that. The digital ones never cover up the area the old thermostat was on, and you end up having to paint the wall. Gah.
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