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Complete and utter rubbish
on 5 January 2015
My wife bought this for me (a chartered electronics engineer) as a joke "christmas stocking" present, hoping that I would enjoy showing our young grandson how to build something that I and all my friends had constructed at his age, some sixty years ago. Quite frankly, I would not insult the lad! The contents of this kit are worth no more than a few pence, and it does not take a genius to spot the shortcomings of its "skeleton" design. It might conceivably pick up a signal from a high-powered broadcast transmitter in the immediate vicinity, but it would do so no better than a rusty safety pin! Needless to say, It did not work at all for me, and it is difficult to see how it possibly could.
Googling "crystal set" will come up with a vast range of simple yet viable designs, together with sensible information on how they work. This product is absolute rubbish, and anyone paying more than £1 for it needs their brains testing.