As complained about in a previous post, I own a Spirit Box P-SB7. I have seen others use the P-SB7 and other similar devices with some incredible results, and I have seen extremely questionable results. After observing use that spanned the spectrum of believable to unbelievable I decided to get one for myself and experiment with it on a regular basis. The jury is still out for me, but I try to make a point of using it at least once during every investigation I do.
A Spirit Box is just a hacked radio. It has been modified to continually sweep radio stations at a fast rate. This creates a lot of fuzz, and the idea is that a spirit can communicate through this fuzz. The P-SB7 has features that allow you to chose between the AM and FM bands as well as sweeping forward or backwards. Though I can’t think of how these features matter except to make the device look fancy. Fuzz is fuzz, whether you are on the AM or the FM band, sweeping forward or backwards.
The P-SB7 also gives you several speeds that you can set your sweep to from slower to faster. I default to the fastest speed for one particular reason; if something comes through, then it is harder to dispute the evidence if you can prove that the word(s) you have captured spans multiple radio stations during the sweep. Making it more impossible that it is bleed-over from a radio station. Which begs the question, why an antenna? If the point of these devices is not to allow words from a radio station to actually make it through, then why include a component that boosts reception?
I have decided to modify my P-SB7 by removing the antenna. My biggest challenge, in the midst of moving, was finding a tiny screwdriver. Once I found a tiny screwdriver the process was quite simple:
Flip that Spirit Box over! The first two screws are under the battery cover.
Back to the front. Carefully remove the silver display cover.
Under the display cover are two more screws. Once removed, this will allow you to open up the P-SB7
With the P-SB7 now open, there are some more screws to remove. In the upper left hand corner of the display screen, the lower right hand corner of the display screen and the lower right hand corner of the circuit board.
Carefully move the circuit board aside. The board is attached to battery contacts on both sides, you will carefully pop these out to grant you the room needed to work.
Remove the antenna…
Carefully replace the circuit board. I used some needle nosed pliers to pop the battery contacts back into place. Replace the three internal screws.
Screw the outer shell back on and replace the silver display cover. ** I used a dab of super glue to re-adhere the silver display cover to the P-SB7. I do not recommend this, as you can see, it seeped up into the display and looks messy. If you are really careful, the cover seems to have no problem adhering back on. However; if you want to, a couple little pieces of double sticky tape should do the trick. **
And there you have it! The following is a quick video showing that the P-SB7 works just fine without it’s antenna:
I look forward to testing my modification this weekend at the Old South Pittsburg Hospital!