Has anyone actually seen a visible radio wave? If so please comment. I am just wondering if it has ever been recorded before. or if its something that was left out of NEETS or is maybe top secret.

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    $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic and does not appear to be a valid question $\endgroup$ Jul 4, 2014 at 12:25
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, Radio Astronomy is a means of visualizing radio waves. Although you are not actually seeing the electromagnetic wave directly, you are seeing the color toned graphic image created to demonstrate intensity for given frequency bands. I think this is a very effective method of visualizing radio waves. $\endgroup$
    – K7PEH
    Mar 9, 2015 at 1:56

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There are visible radio waves. We call them 'light'.

We can see a whole range of frequencies of these waves, translated by our brains into something we call 'colours'.


By definition radio waves are not part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum.


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