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B Power Line powered FM radio

  1. Jun 6, 2018 #1


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    I had an idea of building an FM receiver that is powered from the electromagnetic fields generated by power-lines.
    My question is , how can I make the electromagnetic field receiving antenna? Will a simple copper coil work? If so, can the same coil be used as the RF antenna or will that have to be separate?
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  3. Jun 6, 2018 #2
    Harvesting unmetered power from electric company power lines is illegal.
    But perhaps you are harvesting power from your household power lines.
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