Re: Primary Tune Found

Tesla List wrote:
> >From rwstephens-at-ptbo.igs-dot-netWed Aug 14 22:15:30 1996
> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 21:07:00 -0500
> From: "Robert W. Stephens" <rwstephens-at-ptbo.igs-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Primary Tune Found
> Chuck,
> If I understand you correctly, I believe that with the shields of the
> two RG-213 cables you have created a single turn loop with the center
> point grounded (at the coil system), and a happenstance proximity >spark gap across the open ends (where you saw the blue light).  This is >exactly what Heinrich Hertz used as a receiver to demonstrate received >energy at VHF wavelengths in the world's first achnowledged radio >transmission experiment.  This single turn (braid) is in parallel to >the HV leads going to your pole pig filter.  The RF getting past the >rotary break and heading towards the pig is inducing voltage in your >shields.  This is OK.  At the pig end, just isolate these two shields
> so that they are insulated and float.  The shields will then do just
> that, shield RF radiation from escaping from the HV runs.  If you tie >these shields together , and or ground them at the pole pig station, >you will create a loop and radiate RF bigtime.  Run a common point >ground as you've started to do, with all subsystems grounding at the >base of the secondary.
> Congratulations on the performance you are now achieving.  You've
> just entered the big league!
> Regards, rwstephens

     Thnaks for your comments and I'll try your suggestions.  First I've
got to examine the spark gap system and see what items are showing some
signs of wear!