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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 10:40:32 pm »
Interesting concept, more viable for remote locations are hand crank generators used even before WWII .... its still around today






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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 02:58:33 am »
Pedal powered radio transceivers were common in the Australian outback on remote cattle stations where phones were not available.
A common use for these was by children attending the 'school of the Air' where children in remote locations used the radio to 'attend' classes.

With cheap solar power, I doubt there would be may of the pedal powered ones left. School of the Air still runs though.




Never saw a kerosene radio but we used to have a kerosene refrigerator
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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 10:17:09 am »
A crystal radio is the obvious choice where mains power is not available.
 

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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 11:30:31 am »
A main advantage is cranking is it runs without sunlight, doesn't require large batteries, if the user is generally still alive, s/he can make power.  Having combined crank and solar cells in the unit too can't hurt, to take advantage of sunlight were it is.

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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 08:36:10 pm »
Just in case that some one miss it , at the first post the link drives you to more detailed pictures about the Kerosene Radio .

The main page belongs to a Greek who does old radio restorations.

There are lots of info about old radios - museum - pictures etc. 

If you click on the Greek text as default , and explore the panel at the left , you will see more pictures , and subjects . 
 

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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 12:59:14 pm »
ohh, now i remember! i have those, but just smaller and using petrol, not kerosene. ;D
how about peltier device? can it be used as a charger?
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Re: Kerosene Radio ( Flash Back )
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 01:18:17 pm »
ohh, now i remember! i have those, but just smaller and using petrol, not kerosene. ;D
how about peltier device? can it be used as a charger?


Some time ago we made some experiments with a low-cost Peltier cell, the ones used into portable fridges.
I saw one of these fans http://www.caframo.com/hearth/hearth_products_woodstove.php. The power supply comes from a cell which seems to be a common Peltier.
Someone in the USA even made an auto-powered pellet stove, but using some optimized thermoelectric cells.
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