We know that bugger is a device which gives the information of one person to another person in the remote location. Normally bugger is used for finding out the status of the person like where he is going, what he is talking etc. This is illegal but most of the spy agencies use this bugger. Here is a small circuit with which you can listen to another people conversation from long distance using the normal FM radio set. This FM bugger circuit is kept in the room where you want to listen to the conversation. You can listen to this conversation using the normal FM radio set.

FM Bugger Block Diagram:

FM Bugger Block Diagram

From the block diagram, we can easily understand that the message signal or conversation signal is modulated with the carrier frequency which is generated by the tank circuit. The message signal and the carrier signal is modulated by the transistor and transmit the modulated signal in the air through the antenna. The modulated signal is received by the receiver antenna and gives to the FM radio where the user can listen to the conversation. The user should adjust the receiver frequency in the radio for receiving the signal from the transmitter.

FM Bugger Circuit Diagram:FM Bugger Circuit Diagram

FM Bugger Circuit Explanation:

  • The circuit uses analog modulation in which the carrier signal is applied continuously to the message signal. Here, in our circuit, the conversation of people is received by the MIC and give to the circuit is modulated to the carrier signal and transmitted.
  • There are different types of analog modulation in which one type of modulation is amplitude modulation, in which single side band (SSB) modulation and double side band modulation will come and another type of modulation is angular modulation in which the frequency modulation, phase modulation will come. In this circuit, FM modulation is used. In FM modulation, the frequency of the carrier signal is varied in accordance with the instantaneous amplitude of the modulating signal. Normal FM radio will use this type of modulation to transmit their signals, frequency modulation will give high throughput and efficiency when compared to amplitude modulation.
  • MIC is placed in the room in which you want to listen to the conversation of the people and MIC will decode the conversation into the signal which is given to the capacitor C1 where C1 is used for removing the noise in and turn on the transistor.
  • The tank circuit (capacitor C6 and L1) which produce the carrier signal for the conversation or message signal, the transistor will amplify both the signals and send to air through the antenna. The capacitor C4 is used to remove the noise in the transmitted signal.
  • The capacitor C6 is variable because you can adjust the capacitor for producing your own carrier signal. Remember carrier signal should be in the range of 88 to 105 MHz so that FM radio receiver set can receive your transmitted signal.
  • The FM radio receiver set is adjusted your frequency for listening to the conversation.


  • You can make L1 using an about 25cm length of 25SWG wire. Wrap the wire around a cylindrical object of 6mm diameter and take it out after eight turns.
  • The transmission area range is around 100 meters.
  • Check whether the oscillator circuit is working properly or not before transmitting.
  • You can use a dipole antenna for transmitting the signal to increase the range of the transmitter.
  • Circuit operating voltage is around 3V, you can use a battery of 3V or normal DC supply as the power supply.
  • For better working use the PCB board for soldering or connecting the components in the circuit.
  • This circuit can be used in offices, colleges or anywhere you want to remember bugging is illegal.


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