Since googling up NASA’s online VLF receiver mp3 stream (seems to be defunct now, fortunately there are other streams available.. see http://abelian.org/vlf/) I wanted to try to receive these signals myself. So I came up with some schematics on the internet for a basic vlf receiver and built and tested a couple of these.
The sferics are crisp, loud and clear, the circuits work very well if the conditions are right. Small enough to fit a pocket, it’s interesting to walk aroud the area I live and listen in to the various weird signals eminating from all sorts of electronics and machinery. I’ve yet to record auroral activity, but that is next on the agenda.