"Built to order by, AIRWAVE EXPLORER LABS"

Come visit the Airwave Explore Laboratory!!

These are a sample of some of the Crystal Radios I build. My Father and Uncle had a shop in Jackson, Michigan from 1919 until 1929. They designed and built custom Crystal Radios to sell. I am attempting to relive those Golden Times & Days of Radio by following in their footsteps. I have been a Ham Radio Operator for over 70 years now. This has given me the experience to hand build these radios. I am trying to follow the schematics and designs my Father used. I use as many vintage parts as I can. I try to always use old tongue and groove, box joint, finger joint and dove tail boxes. I test and "Pot" my own crystals. I can build you a radio per your specifications or mine. Using your box or mine. I have reproduced a logo that is attached to every radio I build or recondition, to pay respect to my Father and Uncle who have inspired me in these pursuits. Their shop name was the Jackson Radio Lab. These spark gap transmitters are meant to be for demo or display, but are functioning transmitters. and are not to be connected to an antenna or ground and operated. It is illegal to operate a spark gap transmitter connected to earth or aerial. I accept, checks, or Money Orders. So light up that old oil lamp, put on your headphones and travel back in time to the Golden Age of Radio.

SOLD TO JIM IN N.Y.---A very nice, approx.. 50 watt, reconstructed, Spark Gap Transmitter. This is a close copy of my Fathers Ham Transmitter of the 1900’s. Many of the original parts were used in the reconstruction. Battery post, ant. & grd. posts, key posts. Adjustable spark gap. His receiver was a Cohere receiver later a "Magnetic Detector" was used. Aprox. $20 shipping. Thanks for looking, Roger K8CIX, Airwave Explorer Labs "

SOLD TO JIM, N0XE---Thanks Roger, K8CIX "

"Dodd Vintage Crystal Radio, built for Jim, N0XE."

Custom Build

"201A vintage 1 tube amp., built for Jim, N0XE."

Custom Build

"Cohere Receiver built for Jim in New York."

Custom Build

"Ducretet Crystal Radio, French, reproduction, ordered by Neil K8RX"

Ducretet crystal receiver reproduction (1923) : Precision made Oudin system with 2 sets of rotary contacts. French-polished walnut case. Ebonite front panel. Nickeled brass fittings. The crystal detector is a robust military type already in use during World War I . Eugène Ducretet was a pioneer of Wireless in France and all apparatus made his company are very much sought after.

"Crystal Radio going to John in Australia"

Custom built crystal radio w/ headphones &, amp..going to John in Australia

Example of a Custom Built Spark Gap Transmitter"

An example of the spark gap transmitters I have built over the years--Not for Sale


Excellent High Power Rotary Spark Gap. Beautiful Rotary Spark Gap. This is powered by a Thomas A. Edison Company of Orange, N.J.,  Motor. This motor is either A/C or D/C and is switched by a switch mounted at the rear of the motor assembly near the speed governor. SOLD,SOLD


CRYSTAL RADIO, "THE STAR" Excellent crystal radio with catwhisker and fixed detector. Hi-Z and Lo-Z coupling of link to tank. SOLD--SOLD.

Beautiful ca.1919 Excellent working crystal radio. Variable link coupling. Panel hinges up to inspect the buss wiring and circuit components. SOLD--SOLD.)!


Beautiful ca.1919 Excellent working crystal radio. Variable link coupling. Panel hinges up to inspect the buss wiring and circuit components. SOLD--SOLD.)!


Beautiful ca.1919 Iron filing Cohere, Dark Marble top with green felt bottom, wooden base, space adjusting knob,SOLD

Latest addition to the Crystal Radio Receivers, Sold.

"The MAGIC BOX, Crystal Radio, Covers AM Broadcast Band" Sold to Grover K7TP

Ca. 1919 Galena Crystal Radio. Excellent variable coupled crystal radio with a wave-trap.  Also incorporates a fixed detector for those not wanting to look for the Hot Spot on the crystal.  Excellent sensitivity and selectivity.SOLD TO GEORGE IN RUSSIA

"Custom Radio going to George in Moscow, Russia"

"Custom Radio going to Jan, N5YPK"

Custom built for Jan, N5YPK