|View single post by ArizonaEvp|
|Posted: Jun 20th, 2013 01:41 PM||
Welcome to the forum.
Thank you for your encouraging comments.
Germanium diodes have long been the diode of choice for non-powered crystal radio sets...which is what the Raudive Diode was originally based upon.
A germanium diode has a lower forward voltage drop than a silicone diode. While the drop may seem miniscule... roughly 0.1 - 0.2V compared to 0.6V...it is enough to make the germanium diode a tad more efficient in using the small amount of available current generated in a non-powered radio application.
I hope this answers your question. If not, please continue to keep asking questions till you are satisfied.