Harmonic Interference

One day, in spite of my Minimalist Converter being disconnected, harmonics of the local 612 kHz broadcast station were still being received in the shack receiver.

That was indeed surprising. Then, after some thought, realisation dawned that the Crystal Radio on the shack table could be the cause.

This was confirmed by disappearance of signals when the the ground connection to the crystal radio was removed.
Crystal Radio - Schematic
Then, on a feeling that the minimalist converter would display identical behaviour, its output was next connected to ground.

Minimalist Converter - Output grounded
The signals returned.

It was my first-hand experience of harmonic interference!
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