[AMRadio] new antenna and matchbox a bust.


John Lawson jpl15 at panix.com
Tue Jan 30 13:00:41 EST 2007



On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, KB2WIG at twcny.rr.com wrote:

> "What advantage does germanium have?'
>
> I think its the lower knee voltage which allows for a more sensitive
> bridge.


    Ge = 200 mV

    Si = 700 mV


    One of the reasons Ge diodes work so much better in simple crystal 
sets, though - as has been pointed out - newer devices can better this 
performance.


   Cheers

John
KB6SCO
DM09fg



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