Radio Shows

I was recently given a copy of an old radio show called The Shadow. I enjoyed listening to the program, and could not help but wonder if there are any new radio shows being broadcasted. I found a few shows that air in the UK, but I could not find any in the US. Does anyone know if there is a station that still has radio shows?

Posted by Sedgewick17 9 years ago

Radio stuff

Could you replace the crystal from a vex transmitter to run off a different receiver.

Posted by IX Smith XI 9 years ago

Find it

Find the antenna! I need to make it bigger.

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago

radio filter

Hi everybody,First off all , i'm new on this forum.My english isn't very good.problem:i have a stereo with cable to listen to fm frequenties.the signal i get isn't a real good quality and a lot of unwanted noise like when your on frequentie that doesn't have a signal.there is somewhere on this site an answer , but i can't find meit hase a cable , for a tv but with a big fiche, not like one from in my garage where the signal enters the house.view link:;=;=219&w;=283&sz;=9&hl;=nl&start;=18&um;=1&tbnid;=ssMePrqA9WHgHM:&tbnh;=88&tbnw;=114&prev;=/images%3Fq%3Dcoax%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DNits a pannasonic sa-ak330

Posted by alex4421 10 years ago

Sattelite radio

I have a satellite radio. Got it from World space satellite radio inc. Since it got bankrupt in India , i cant avail any service. 1.Can i reuse it by subscribing to other company 2.Can i use it for some other technology eg. use it as local receiver. say something compatible with the frequencies that satellite radio use.

Posted by jagmeetsinghsaluja 7 years ago

Would I fry a boom box radio if I put a tv antenna on it?

Would it fry the radio if I attached an old tv antenna to a radio? I have already attached a loooong antenna to it, but I need more more more!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

Internet Radio

So, I started playing around with nowlive, it's a website that lets you host a free internet radio station. Pretty neat. Anyways, I just finished up my first official broadcast..and wanted to let any of you who like the idea of being a dj know.My station's site:

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago

Turning AM/FM clock radio into just a radio?

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and couldn't quite find the answer to my question.  I have a cheapo AM/FM clock radio and thought it would be a fun Sunday afternoon project to turn it into just a radio.  I don't need the clock/alarm function anymore (I use my phone) and my dog likes to have some noise around when I'm not home (TV is an option, but I hate leaving the screen on all day).  Currently, the radio only turns on when the clock is triggered by the set alarm time...and it only plays for a max of 60 minutes.   Should be easy, right?  I opened the clock and couldn't quite figure out what I'm looking at...

Posted by Alischon 4 years ago

HAM Radio Questions

I am training in information to get into HAM radio... however, what kind of equipment is used? I looked up "HAM RADIO STARTER KIT" and differnet like phrases to see what I would be looking at... but simply cannot find anything. I assume its because your not supposed to purchase any of the stuff unless your licenced. I want to get in but I don't know where to start... and if after I start if I can afford it. Where can I learn the stuff thats on the test? I don't want to BUY a book, I have never seen any topic that didn't have soo little stuff under google. I mean I have been looking under "Amature Radio" and "HAM Radio" and getting certified and everyone wants to sell a book.

Posted by teamcoltra 9 years ago

AM Radio Reception

Any one know how to build a super antenna for pulling in AM signals from far distances i live in the boondocks and AM radio reception is lousy at best i've tried rigging up standard wire antenna and wound my own various contraptions nothing seems to pull the signal in stronger it comes in fair during the day but at night almost nothing but skipping and noise ... Any Suggestions  Thanks

Posted by fretted 5 years ago

Play an iPod through an EMUD Tube Radio

I have a beautiful shortwave/AM/FM/turntable EMUD brand (Germany) console stereo that I love. Currently, the radio's not working, but I think I can get that fixed. I'd love to add the capability to play my iPod through the speakers. The iPod doesn't have to be integrated into the stereo, it could be something where I just plug and play through the stereo's speakers - if that's possible. Any help? Thanks in advance.

Posted by smtownfun 9 years ago

Radioshack competence

  I found this at the radioshack website. I know for a fact that radioshack is not competent is components.

Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago

What kind of capacitor is that?

So I've been trying to make a simple radio circuit based off of this schematic ( , but I don't know the type of capacitor that's labeled "C4, 220uF/ 25V" and looks like ---l]--- I tried searching for the types of capacitors on Google, but I cant get anything more specific than "polarized". Could anyone please drop some knowledge on what that is?

Posted by Actan 3 years ago

modifying xmods

I have to x-mods cars and a box of random electronic parts. the cars are each about 8 inches long ang go pretty fast, ind i want a way to hack or modify them to do something, but i don't know what. please help

Posted by nof-z 6 years ago

Using 433M-Transceiver-Module-E32-TTL-1W-SX1278-SX1276-30dBm-LoRa-Long-Range-433MHz

How do i use  433M-Transceiver-Module-E32-TTL-1W-SX1278-SX1276-30dBm-LoRa-Long-Range-433MHz with arduino uno, like schematics, codes, what is MO, M1 to transfer data as I can not find much about it. Cheers

Posted by laidlow7 11 months ago

Model airplane problem

I need help.  My neighbor is dive bombing people on horseback with his model airplane.  He is going to get someone killed.  I've tried to reason with him and have spoken to the police.  I'd like to see if there is a way to ground his plane when it comes on my property while I work on a nuisance/trespass case.  Yesterday he was flying it 6 acres in my property right over people's heads while they tried to ride.  I don't mind him flying it but doing flips etc on my land is unacceptable.  Please help!!!

Posted by Ewindsor 5 years ago

Off The Hook - A Regular Radio (hacker) Broadcast; Oct 3

Here is the Oct. 3, 2007 broadcast of: ='''Off the Hook|: Hacker Radio at it's best'''=let me know what you think.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

I want to see an AM/FM Clock Radio modified to received HD Radio

I've been looking high and low, but there is nothing, absolutely nothing addressing the topic directly. There has to be some way to do this...

Posted by tulsapete 9 years ago

Nanotube Radio

Nanotube Radio: Supplementary materialsK. Jensen, J. Weldon, H. Garcia, and A. ZettlDepartment of Physics, University of California at BerkeleyCenter of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, University of California at BerkeleyMaterials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A.We have constructed a fully functional, fully integrated radio receiver, orders-of-magnitude smaller than any previous radio, from a single carbon nanotube. The single nanotube serves, at once, as all major components of a radio: antenna, tuner, amplifier, and demodulator. Moreover, the antenna and tuner are implemented in a radically different manner than traditional radios, receiving signals via high frequency mechanical vibrations of the nanotube rather than through traditional electrical means. We have already used the nanotube radio to receive and play music from FM radio transmissions such as Layla by Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) and the Beach Boy's Good Vibrations. The nanotube radio's extremely small size could enable radical new applications such as radio controlled devices small enough to exist in the human bloodstream, or simply smaller, cheaper, and more efficient wireless devices such as cellular phones....This is the site of the original article

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

Radio Story on Tim Anderson

Long-time friend of Instructables Tim Anderson was recently profiled on radio station KALW. Didn't catch the show? No worries, you can listen to his interview here:  

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago

CB Radios and Relay Towers

`A buddy and I have portable Citizen Band Radios and we were kinda wondering what cool stuff we could do with it. Also we want to try and build a simple Relay tower to be able to talk to extend the signal. How would we go about doing this?

Posted by Incelism 10 years ago

online radio station looking for djs

hello i work for we are looking for online djs  must play rock music  email me today with a 5min demo to

Posted by joeyedwards 7 years ago

How to build a jammer

Hi All, I'm a new member living in the UK and don't know anything about eletronics.I am looking for some help on how to block my neighbours radio signal-He is a radio ham  and everytime he is transmitting i get the whole conversation through my  radio, hifi and stand alone TV's and anything that has a speaker attached to it-sometimes get lines through my TV. Hope you can help Best regards Tony Mac

Posted by Tony mac 7 years ago


I have set myself a challenge of running a pocket radio on the power from one candle alone. I think it is possible but have found no patents or other attempts on the internet. I wondered if it might be suitable for an instructable competition.

Posted by T0BY 9 years ago

Small Radio-Activated Alarm / Key Finder

Hi Guys, I'm quite new to electronics (I'm a programmer by trade), but I'm a quick learner. I want to make a sort of radio Key-Finder (similar to something like this), but I'd like the "receiver" end to be rather small in size.  I'm trying to figure out how to go about starting something like this, but I would really appreciate some direction. Some questions: 1.)  Are there products that I can take apart and re-purpose for this? 2.)  Could something like this, for example, be a starting point for the radio "receiver" end? 3.)  I imagine that I would need at least a small battery (flat watch battery?), perhaps a small flat Piezeio-Electric buzzer (like one of these?) and the radio receiver. 4.)  Is this a project that needs something like an Arduino board to handle any logic? 5.)  Can I re-purpose a car alarm remote for the "remote" piece? Thanks for any thoughts and direction. Dan

Posted by thefonk 5 years ago

Listen To GHOSTS?

Is it really true that we can listen to GHOSTS ! with this instructables ?

Posted by jetgoggles 8 years ago

3 wheeler small radio control unit help please

I am adapting a 1:6 scale motorcycle and sidecar for one of my GI Joe/Action Man figures.     I would like to put a 3 wheel radio control unit in the sidecar base so that when attached to the motorcycle it drives the combination.     I expect someone has made or adapted a 3 wheeler for this type of use but I can't find one anywhere.     Any help will be very much appreciated.    I've attached a picture of the motorcycle to show some of the upgrades I have already made (the lights are LEDs with an on/off switch in the side panel and coin cell in the pannier).    Thanks for looking, Bern

Posted by InvictaJ26 4 years ago

Mr. Microphone build?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to build a wireless microphone that can broadcast to a radio like the old Mr. Microphone from the 70s/80s?  If so, can you please post an instructable? The range on it doesn't have to be very far, just a few feet. Thanks

Posted by pennsteve 7 years ago

UPDATE on Radio Interview on Craftsman Experience

The Down and Dirty radio show hosted by Frank Fontana from HGTV has asked me talk for a short piece on their  Down and Dirty radio show hosted by Frank Fontana from HGTV.  If all goes accordingly, the interview  will happen around  12:40pm ET on Wed 8/10 and will be a 5 minute segment.  They stream live at and at 11am CT every Wednesday and Sunday,  in the event anyone wants to tune in to it.  These same folks interviewed Randofo (Randy) awhile back, so I am pretty excited about this. *sigh*  Figures this would occur in the middle of Verizon's STIKE !   They dropped my call, twice....I finally got back to them and apologized.....thankfully most of the "story" got told, so I am told.   I wonder if they record it for later listening ?   MINE is here,  around the 44 minute mark (if you care to hear me for a few minutes and then listen as my phone dies.....

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago

Baltimore Ham Fest this weekend

At the Maryland state fairgrounds. This is a great place to pick up used electronics and parts of all sorts. We use to have parking lot pc contents (Who can build the fastest pc for 50bucks). Great dealers of all sorts of stuff 10 bucks to get in. We should have an instructables meet up Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, sponsor of The GBH&C; targets Amateur Radio and electronics enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. In the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region and adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, we attract civilian, government, and marine attendees from Maine to Florida.

Posted by teknocrat 10 years ago

Radio Triangulation (GPS minus space)

Okay, my idea is that in the event of the zombie apocalypse (or many others) I think it would be very handy to have a GPS-esque service.  I've read that the satellites we use for GPS are decaying and will not be around for much longer than 20 or 30 years without repair or replacement.  So, in the event that the zombies come and I manage to survive and, more importantly, thrive, I would like to be able to set something along these lines up. Assuming I have access to renewable power sources and the correct materials, how would I build something like this?  My initial thought is to use radio towers for triangulation.  I go to three existing radio towers, set them up with a power source, and set them to frequencies A, B and C respectively.  Then i have a (preferably mobile) device that monitors the signal strength of those towers.  Another option that springs to mind is that i might have multiple antennae that i can connect to a few feet of wire each and place around my device for added accuracy. If my idea is sound, I then will have a way to tell where i am, roughly. Of course, not only will I need a method of recording locations in a logic manner, I also have to worry about the accuracy of my readings, due to the limitations of my device/radio towers, possible weather conditions or even my physical location (valleys, cliffs, etc). I should add that I'm looking for a very simple reproducible device here, not a standard GPS with loaded maps or the like.  I'm fine with having a receiver and a notebook for locations, or just marking them down on a physical map.  I don't know much about radios or GPS, I'm afraid, and would greatly appreciate any advice.  Thanks!

Posted by theMij 8 years ago

HAM radio repeater controller arduino

Is there anyone who can help me with a repeater controller, i need a little program which will switch according to input + 3 sec (or something like that) also i want to decode 4 bit paralel data (binary output from a DTMF decoder) and switch outputs accordingly (if correct code is pressed) (thins like identifier, time&date;, last transmitted message) thees functions i will make on separate boards, i just have to trigger them last transmission board needs an input from the arduino when to start, the playback will be done with one of the DTMF-code outputs any advise / code is wildly appreciated :) ps, im very new to arduino and have plenty to learn  kind regards, milan 

Posted by milanhofman 4 years ago

Is it possible to modify a soft-power button?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (apologies if its not).... I have a small stereo receiver (Lepai S-60) that I use to power speakers in my kitchen and it works well, but the stereo requires that I press the power button on it or the remote every time I want to turn it on.  I was hoping to hook it up to a WeMo switch so that I could turn it on/off via Google Home, but the fact that its a soft power button means that even if the switch turns on or off, the radio doesn't remember what state it was in last. Is there a way to modify the circuit board so that the receiver is always on and thus, I could control it via the WeMo switch? Thanks in advance, Tim

Posted by tbelcher98 7 months ago


So if I was going to make a big antenna say 15ft tall and use an itrip to run it. Would it be able to support that big of an antenna. If not what would I do so it could. Seems like I might need some sort of amplifier and help on where to get one would be great.

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago

Why cant I make FM transmitters?

So I am very angry at this point. I've made over a dozen FM transmitters and they NEVER work.  The list includes,, These are just a few. I use all the right parts and I make all the right coils just like they say. What is wrong with me or my circuits?????

Posted by HavocRC 3 years ago

Eric Wilhelm Talks Halloween Projects on Science Friday

  Today (Friday October 16, 2015) Instructables founder Eric Wilhelm went on Science Friday to talk about some fun Halloween Projects for Science Lovers.  "Green fire, magic mirrors, fiber optic fairy wings—just a few of the ways to geek out this Halloween with do-it-yourself projects. Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, joins Ira to suggest a few of his favorites, like an arduino-powered skull that follows you as you move, or truly realistic edible eyeballs (sorry, peeled grapes.)" Listen and follow along with this fun collection of projects.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago

Simple AM transmitter

I wish to make an extremely small (size and part count) AM transmitter using only a few transistors and passive components. I wish to transmit an audible tone on a set frequency.I am thinking along the lines of a transistor flip-flop circuit oscillator, perhaps routed through another. It really needs to have less that five/six small components. DIP components are too big. Small electrolytic and other capacitors, transistors, and resistors are acceptable. Transmission distance needs to be at least 1/4 of a meter, but further is better. It needs to run on between 1.5 and 6 volts, low to middle'in milli-ampage im thinking watch batteries for a few hours at least. I have read the following article but as stated before it needs to be very small. anyone help me out with a schematic, thoughts or advice?Thanks in advance,-AndyP.s. I can work out transistor loop timings and I understand how the Amplitude Modulation system works. Current thoughts/plans (if you can call them that) are an audible tone switching a secondary transistor loop from high (no resistor in series) to low (resistor in series) power and back. The secondry loop will be switching at the target frequency.

Posted by andy 10 years ago

My DJ Radio tribute!

My DJ Radio tribute! What do you think?

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Hey, I really need a circuit schematic for a simple low power (under 3.5V) FM radio using the TA2003P IC.

Posted by Unknown... 8 years ago

flash drive and radio combined?

Does anyone know how to make an mp3 from portable radio and flash drive? thank you

Posted by redon12 10 years ago

Where did instructables go? I just see radio shack?

This is bogus -- do not like 

Posted by marc.cryan 5 years ago

TV receiver

Is there a way to receive TV audio signals similar to radio receiver signals?

Posted by kprasann 8 years ago

Hearing a dialup connection on a FM car radio?

My mum was driving to uni and we hear a dial-up connection over the radio twice or three times, on 103.50 FM to be exact. A little while ago i rang my mum and she was in the same place and suddenly the phone goes silent and it starts making all different tones. What's happening? What's causing it? Why's it on the FM band

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago

Satellite to Radio to Pneumatic Valve

I want to receive some sort of satellite signal with a radio and then use the data I receive to control a pneumatic system to replicate a heart beating. I have been talking around with some people who know a bit about radios and the such but haven't gotten much conclusive help.  I would like to build as much of this as I can myself, the entire radio and everything, though I only have about a month to do it. A DIY radio kit paired with an Arduino might be the answer due to time restraints.  What i've learned so far is that I probably want it to be a tunable AM radio. Whether or not I should build that myself from scratch, build a DIY kit, or just purchase one, I am not sure. How to then interface that into a system to then control a pneumatic system, I have no idea other than the obvious arduino. Lastly, I don't need any special signal from the satellite. I really just need to receive a voltage from the radio. Though, hooking into a satellite with an onboard atomic clock so that i can then display the time as well would be great. I am going to keep doing research, though if anyone here can lend a helping hand I would be very appreciative!

Posted by dlandry2 2 years ago

WiFi Radio / MP3 Player with ESP8266

Hello everyone, I'd like to make a new project: Reading in an usb stick with .mp3 files, and playing them. Moreover to swtich from mp3 playing to a wifi radio station. Basically I'd like to use a nodemcu ESP8266 for this project. This was my idea (s. Attachment) My questions: Does it work? Is the controller of the ESP8266 powerful enought to fit these requirements? Do you have improvements for this project? Best regards, Julian

Posted by julianpe 9 months ago

Radio Shack exploded this morning

In New York City, a Radio Shack exploded this morning. Well, to be more accurate, the sidewalk right in front of it exploded. A manhole explosion led to a transformer catching fire which led to 100 people being evacuated. So far, it looks like nobody was hurt, which is pretty amazing. But still, a "manhole explosion"? They just explode now? I thought that only happened in Die Hard. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Radio Shack digital multimeter issue

Model is 46 range pc interface. Got it last week, second one after the original went bust, so rs interchanged it. But this one once turned on, does not cease to beep continuously. I know this is not supposed to happen. So, how do i stop this beeping? Thanks

Posted by Manolo71 3 years ago

My iPod Crystal Radio Idea

I'm Sure someone has had this idea before but I just want to know if people think this would be cool. I was thinking about make a breadboard with a crystal radio transmitter with a head phone jack sticking out of it, that would fit in some sort of case, and have it stick into my iPod Nano 3rd Generation. My iPod is red so I would paint the case red to match, Please post idea and links to the parts please.

Posted by Nameless37 10 years ago


Hi Im new to the site and it is awesome Can someone tell me where in a speaker /radio/walkman is the amplifier as I really want to make one for a project Can you tell me how can I salvage an amp to make an Altoids amp powered by a 9V Thanks a lot

Posted by B_qwerty 6 years ago