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Offline calli

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GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:41:51 AM »
Hi,

just out of cuoriosity I bough such a "bug": https://www.ebay.de/itm/DIY-Kit-ICSK032A-Mobile-Phone-Signal-Flash-Light-Radiation-Power-New/272780461231

Consists of 9 germanium diodes and a LED.

It does not work. I THINK I put it together the right way. Yes I have a GSM Phone here bt not the faintest light in the LED even while making calls. The LED is working, the diodes are ok with diode tester.

Could it be(e) that my changes for "cosmetic" reasons disturbes? I cut the LEDs legs and also the one diode in front is shorter "legged". The longer "antenneas" I don't know, tested all I could think of with the original ones.

 :-//

I also put my Oszi in place where the LED sits, but nothing but that was maybe stupid, I got interesting curves but nothing that changed with the cellphone or my desk lamps in the perimeter.

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 07:39:08 AM »
Just for reference, those are Silicon diodes, not Germanium, probably 1N4148s.
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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
I measured a forward voltage of 0.21V, that was confusing me.

I think it is this:
http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/83373/HITACHI/1SS86.html

At least not pure Silicon :-)

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:35:56 AM »
Ah yes - high frequency Schottky looks very plausible. My mistake.

Personally I'd ditch the detector and make use of the diodes.  ;) Note that they are very ESD sensitive... 30V!
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 08:41:29 AM by Gyro »
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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 08:48:52 AM »
Probably, it was designed to work on older network, GSM-900 (2G), if your phone ( and network operator - Service Provider) supports manual selection between 2G and 3G, than you can try to register on the 2G and make a call.
 

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 02:55:22 AM »
I have a G2 mobile here. No lights.

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
I have a G2 mobile here. No lights.

Carsten
Yeah, if a gadget like this ever lights up, throw a chair through the window and run for you life!  The amount of EM radiation it would take to make it light up would indicate you are practically inside an operating microwave oven.

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
I think it should work.  I guess not all YT videos with theese devices can be fake and lately there was a art project with such devices. And some years ago you could hear the "tac-da-tac-da" of mobiles near a audio amp very often. Yes, G3/G4 is much more silent but therefore I tried with an old (still going) phone.

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Re: GSM em-radiation detector LED thingy/bug
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 12:51:30 AM »
I wonder why so many diodes. The LED is diode on its own, so it might work even without other diodes. However, if the LED has too much capacitance to work as a decent rectifier (after all, the GSM works around 1GHz - 2GHz), one could add another rectifier diode in series with the LED.
 


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