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    Default Wiring in Attic Space

    Anybody see this before? Don't know what it is. Some kind of static capacitors? or something to due with electric heat? I have absolutely no idea!

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    The first one and I was going to say "Looks like a phone line splice cover.", but ... with all those other ones ... ???

    Maybe coils in an antenna wire for some type of radio? When I was very young I had a crystal radio set with antenna wire strung through our attic in our house up in New York south of Buffalo - I could listen to people all over with that thing ... okay, not listen well, but still it was very interesting for just a young tad.

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    That is for a shortwave radio, maybe a 10MHz or 30 meter.
    I use to have one kind of like that in the attic of my house when I dabbled in HAM with Boy Scouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    When I was very young I had a crystal radio set...
    A crystal radio set? Just how old are you anyway?

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    Old enough to write with a Quill pen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    When I was very young I had a crystal radio set with antenna wire strung through our attic in our house up in New York south of Buffalo - I could listen to people all over with that thing ...
    I found this picture of Jerry in his bedroom with that crystal radio set.

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    SP's on track. Its an antenna.

    Looks like vermiculite (zonalite, etc.) up with that fiberglass batt. Right up against the vent stack too. Hope you had your respirator and PPE suit on.


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