Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 20:40:49 -0700
From: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)

Terry Fritz wrote:

> The power supply is a 900 watt neon.  I live in Colorado, the humidity
> usually low.  I have noticed on humid days that the coil is more lossy.  On
> a damp day, the secondary will ring down almost twice as fast as a dry day.
> The spark length does decrease somewhat.

A question: Is the best tuning point affected by air humidity? As water
is a very polar molecule, I would not find strange some change in the dielectric
constant of air, and so in the capacitance associated with the terminal/coil and
in the secondary resonance frequency.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz