Primary Materials (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 00:42:11 -0500
From: Adam Parker <park_e_r-at-hiwaay-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Primary Materials

Once again a fledgling coiler has yet another question. Yesterday I made my
flat pancake coil form out of four pieces of 1/2 inch PVC mounted radially
on some painted plywood. After making my coilform, I tried winding the
thing with thin-wall 1/4 copper tubing. I had trouble. The tubing kept
kinking and never formed a good circle. After struggling with about 6 turns
I called it quits and removed the tubing. Yesterday's fiasco has swayed me
to winding the primary with coax. Now, will using coax reduce coil
performance? I thought maybe eventually I could try tubing again and
replace it if it does. Do you use both coax conducters or just the outer
sheilding? One the coil masters out there should write an article on
primary winding (RQ seems pretty with that type of thing) Well, anyway, my
next post will either be me asking for help with trouble shooting my
completed coil or a link to some great operating pictures. I'm hoping for
the later. Thanks Again,