'Cat's Whisker' radio device

Contributed by BBC Guernsey Candie Museum Outside Broadcast

'Cat's Whisker' radio device

At the BBC Guernsey half-term event for A History of the World, Julia Blondin contributed this 'Cat's Whisker' radio device, which was made by her father during the occupation of the island by German forces between 1940 and 1945. It was made so that her family could listen to the BBC.

This is the simplest form of radio as it requires no power to work.

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  • 1. At 23:18 on 8 December 2010, helena wrote:

    My mother often used to talk/laugh about her father and her getting the cats whisker to work. i always wondered what it looke like

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