Re: Slow Wave Helical Resonator Experiment

Terry, All,

The fact that no one is able to reproduce Corum's results really bothers
me.  I sure
hope I can reproduce thier ball lightning machine though!!  I'm deep into my
project. For those of you who dont know, I am building a Dual Secondary
Tesla coil
based on Corum & Corum's schematic for ball lightning generation.  One
primary and
two secondary coils placed inside it.  This is rather a monsterous
arrangement of
two secondaries measuring 84" slow wave helical resonator (notice
similarities) and
a smaller 64" coil.  My primary is undecided so far, but it probly will be
either a
racetrack design, or two primaries in series with the tank.  My tank cap is
ufd, rather HUGE wouldnt ya say?  My RSG is a 'Bill Wysock' built 10 pole
running at
600 pps.  Remember everyone, my launch date is NEXT MONTH!!! (cross your
fingers--well for me, that would be all nine of them.... ;-)

http://members.aol-dot-com/cabbott  details my work.

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twf-at-verinet-dot-com>
> Hi All,
>         This is an old subject but tonight I repeated an experiment
described in
> the paper "Tesla Coils: 1890-1990  100 Years of Cavity Resonator
> Development" by James and Kenneth Corum.  In that paper, they describe a
> phenomena where the voltage on the secondary rises by standing waves in the
> secondary after the primary spark goes out.  They describe how the Tesla
> coil behaves as a "velocity inhibited quarter wave resonator".