The Amazing Radio Man
November 3, 2005 9:20 AM Subscribe
RF.Filter: How come I can always increase the quality of a poor radio signal by grasping the antenna with my hand?
posted by Popular Ethics to Science & Nature (18 answers total)
I've had this work with FM radios, cell phones, and most recently, my laptop's WiFi. But some things trouble me:
- I don't understand the physics
- You would think that antenna designers would have invented synthetic palms by now.
- No one else in internetland seems to have noticed
So am I really seeing something here, or is it just confirmation bias. If true, how does it work?