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Geoff's Loosecoupler


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Loose Coupler Radio

Built with the style and the elegance of the early wireless apparatus. Hearken back to those old days with the operator huddled in front of his loose coupler receiver. His headphones pressed firmly to his ears. His fingers gently adjusting the fragile galena detector tickler, listening for those ever so faint spark signals from the ships at sea!

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Ordering Information

Thank you for your interest in my crystal radio parts, many of them are made by myself in my workshops. Your order will be handled with professional care and will be posted quickly.

Please e-mail or telephone me with a list of what you would like to purchase. I also do specialised design work too. Please ask for a quote.

Beltane designs ships around the world. Please tell us where you are and we will tell you the P&P costs. For your protection, please add £3.50 if you want recorded and signed for delivery.

Our regular items (not customised) carries a 14 day money back guarantee. If you receive your product and are dissatisfied with it, please return for a refund (minus the shipping charges).

We accept payment via Paypal. We can accept cheques payable in UK pounds and PO. No Money Orders please. My mailing address and phone numbers are shown on the left.

Email: geoff.beltane@btopenworld.com

About Geoff

See an article about me and my crystal sets in the SWLing Blog!

Geoff Roberts G8DHI

Hello, my name is Geoff Roberts. I've lived in the Heart of England for nearly 6 decades. I have been a Radio Ham operator since my school days over 40 years ago. When I'm not on the ham bands or helping my lovely wife Jen, I'm out in my workshop making another project.

I've always been a practical person, working with brass, wood and leather. Designing things from scratch gives me the most satisfaction. I've been self employed for most of my life, earning a living from my craft work. I'm one of the few people these days left that takes pride in making handmade articles. I believe it's very important for us to hold on to our traditional skills, such as leatherwork, woodworking and metal crafts. I hope that seeing my projects will pass on some of the enthusiasm, especially to the younger generation.

I've always had a fascination for radio since my uncle made a crystal receiver for me when I was eleven years old. It was in an oak box and had a Bakelite tuning dial. I could listen to my favourite station, Radio Luxemburg on 208 metres medium wave. I listened on a pair of old headphones late at night under the bed clothes, unknown to my parents who thought that I was sound asleep.

Sadly both the radio station and the old crystal receiver are gone now, but the fascination still remains. How is it that you can hear radio stations on a bit of wire, a few electronic components and with no power or battery at all? Is it magic, a mystery, something out of the ether waves? Yes its all of that.

Explore the magic yourself and with your children or grandchildren with radios and components available at Geoff's Crystal Radio Parts. It will bring out the kid in you, and give the kids a memory that will last them a lifetime. Remember your first crystal set? I'll bet you do!