INSPIRE VLF-3 RADIO
NATURAL VLF RADIO
The INSPIRE Project, Inc.
107 S West Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
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FIELD EQUIPMENT SETUP
The components for field observation of natural VLF radio are:
1. INSPIRE VLF3 receiver with stereo cable
The INSPIRE VLF-3 receiver was designed by Michael Mideke, one of the founders of INSPIRE, and modified by John Kohus, a long-time supporter of INSPIRE and the provider of the kits. The receiver is designed to receive radio waves in the 0-10 kHz range. The receiver has jacks for plugs from the cassette recorder and a separate microphone. (It also has an audio output jack and volume control that will send the signal directly to headphones without the need for a recorder.) A switch selects between receiver output on both stereo channels and receiver output on one channel and voice (via the microphone) on the other channel.
The simplest antenna for the INSPIRE VLF-3 receiver is a 6-foot telescoping whip antenna.
~ Bill Pine, Co-Founder Emeritus, The INSPIRE Project, Inc.
|The INSPIRE Project, Inc is a non-profit scientific educational corporation that provides engaging opportunities for students
to observe naturally occurred Very Low Frequency (VLF) waves generated by lightning and in the process gain hands-on, real world experience in science and electronics. It seeks to enhance educators knowledge of atmospheric and space science
to encourage our next generation of scientists. INSPIRE’s educational platform serves a wide range of science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) topics and programs.
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