Re: Beginners, lost?

Tesla List wrote:
> >From ZODAPOP-at-aol-dot-comMon Jun 10 20:34:04 1996
> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:08:42 -0400
> From: ZODAPOP-at-aol-dot-com
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Beginners, lost?
> I am winding my first coil as per the TESLABLD.ZIP file off of KEELYNET.
> Is there something that goes on top of the coil to send
> out sparks?    The last messages to TCBOR TC VIDEO PRIMER lead me to think
> so.
> Can anyone help me
>                                              ZODA


Nothing needs to go on the end or top of a coil to send out sparks!  If 
you want long sparks, a toroidal shaped electrode is usually the best way 
to achieve this.  The top terminal size and shape plus the power input 
and resonator inductance determines the spark output of most Tesla 
coil systems.  There is really no way for most beginners to grasp the 
real meaning of all this until they actually leap in make a number of 
mistakes and get a true feel for the system.

Richard Hull, TCBOR