Re: Railroad Track Ground

Hi Jeff;

Might the track add inductance? Better yet, is there some kind of general
purpose test system that will 'ping' stuff and read the echo for electrical
properties? This may be more preferable than hooking up one's new coil and
watching it fry in 30 seconds. Perhaps one could put a low level impulse
into the assembled system and measure for the proper tuning?

Dennis C. Lee

At 04:25 PM 7/6/96 -0600, you wrote:
>>From JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-comSat Jul  6 16:14:58 1996
>Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996 23:55:39 -0700
>From: "Jeff W. Parisse" <JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-com>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: Railroad Track Ground
>Anybody have an opinion on the suitabilty of a abandoned, partially 
>buried railroad track as a ground?
>We're planning on renting out the coil for a video shoot in downtown Los 
>Angeles (the scummy industrial part) and the ground at the site is to 
>hard or asphalt covered to bury copper poles and flashing. We are 
>thinking of drilling and tapping a 3/8" ground lug on one of the 
>nearby railroad tracks which is partially uncovered (the rest is buried 
>under the street).
>Any thoughts?...   ...Jeff Parisse