Re: Primary Materials (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:18:35 EDT
From: wb8jkr-at-juno-dot-com
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: Primary Materials (fwd)

  Adam, I used 3/4" hardline on my coil and
it works quite well, about the same as 1/2" copper
I'd guess. I just used the shield but you could
tie the two together, I just don't think it would
make much difference.

Mark Graalman

On Sun, 19 Jul 1998 21:25:22 -0600 (MDT) Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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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 
>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 
>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 
>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 
>the later. Thanks Again,

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