Re: ignitron tubes

You wrote: 
>>From ed-at-alumni.caltech.eduThu Jun 27 21:40:07 1996
>Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 16:33:03 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: Re: ignitron tubes
>Re: Hard tube Tesla coil drivers
>	You probably don't need the pulser for the pulsed
>oscillator.  Early triode transmitters were almost all
>"squegging" or blocking oscillators which turned themselves
>off after a relatively short pulse.  Have more dope on the
>subject for those who are interested.  Secret is very high
>voltage (10 kV+), tube with good emission, and power supply
>with large output capacitance.  I don't think any of these
>are hard to get.  Certainly a neon transformer could be 
>rectified (string of 1N4007's) should work fine.
>Ed Phillips



I'm very, very interested.  Please provide more dope on the subject.