Re: Old ways of RF generation
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Sam Laur <slaur-at-sekunda.pp.utu.fi>
> I was reading a book about the history of radio, and I stumbled upon some
> interesting (?) things. First, about spark-gap transmitters. It seems that
> to improve quenching, Marconi started using a 400-600 BPS rotary spark gap
> in 1904, and at about the same time, Telefunken started using a series gap
> much like what we call the TCBOR/RQ gap now. Of course the construction was
> very different way back then, but the idea is still the same.
That which makes good radio rarely makes good spark. Avoid super rapid quench
spark systems!! These make a TC into a good RF transmitter and not a good
sparker. The object is to deliver all the energy to a gas load and not the
aether. It is a question of selecting your medium and lighting it off.
Richard Hull, TCBOR