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Powering a device from radio waves? Answered

I was just curious, but I was told someone was arrested fpr powering their house from a tv signal (illegal I know), but I was wondering if there would be any case where it would be legal to utilise my own RF signal as the source of power for some devices, and how is it possible?

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jamie79512
jamie79512

10 years ago

As far as I know harvesting radio waves is not illegal, as long as your device does not interfere with anything else. There are instructions in the book "22 radio and receiver projects for the evil genius", but you gotta understand your not going to get very much power out of it. It would work best for trickle-charging something over a long period of time.

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MoonDemon
MoonDemon

Reply 10 years ago

Wow... a reply after 3 years, and a good one too. Better late than never :)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago


This has to be some kind of record. It's much more than 3 years old and you're the first person to comment.

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jamie79512
jamie79512

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah lol, I'm learning about radios right now and found that in a search, didnt bother checking the date :-)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago


Interesting question though.
It may well be illegal, depending upon what you're sucking and where you live though. I live rather near this, and having done research - it would be criminal.

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