After spending a year in Myanmar teaching at a local school and trying in vain to get a ham license, I took a break for a few months at my home in Thailand.
But in a few weeks, I'll return again to work at a school in Yangon, teaching primary age (8 years old) children.
I've given up trying to get an XZ licence (Zorro clearly has more clout than me..). But I do want to spark interest in my young students about all things radio. What better way than building a crystal radio set from household items?
This is the web-site that I'm using for resources:http://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/radio/homemade_radio.html
I'd appreciate advice on what components I can source from household items, and what components I'll need to buy. Remember that there is no Radio Shack in Myanmar! It looks like I must obtain the piezo earpiece here in Thailand before I travel to Yangon. But what about the germanium diode? I read on that resource web-site that lead pencils can be used as an alternative to a commercial diode.
Any advice is very much appreciated. The children that I teach are a wonderful group of learners and they would really love the practical aspects of building a crystal set.