Parts List:
R1,R3 = 10K C1,C2 = 0.1uF Q1,Q2 = 2N3904 R2 = 100K C3 = 0.001uF L1 = see text R4 = 4.7K C4 = 10-40pF R5 = 330 ohm C5 = 4.7pF
L1 is 0.1uH, 6 to 8 turns of 22-gauge hookup wire close wound around a 1/4-inch diameter non-conductive core such as a pencil.
The default for the capacitors type is ceramic, preferably the npo 1% type or equivalent. But basically nothing critical here. Use any capacitor you have laying around, but no electrolytic or tantalum caps. Only if you intend to use this circuit outside the home you may want to select more temperature stable capacitors like polyester types. Again, don't go out of your way to buy stuff, use what ever you can salvage.

If you decide to substitute transistors with something similar you already have, it maybe necessary adjust the collector voltage of Q1 by changing the value of R2 or R3 (because you change transistors, it changes this bias on the base of Q1). It should be about 1/2 the supply voltage (about 4 or 5v).

To find the signal on your receiver, make sure there is a signal coming into the microphone, otherwise the circuit won't work. I use an old mechanical alarm clock (you know, with those two large bells on it). I put this clock by the microphone which picks up the loud tick-tock. I'm sure you get the idea... Or you can just lightly tap the microphone while searching for the location of the signal on your receiver.

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