Re: Simple questions (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 07:18:05 -0700
From: Terry Perdue <terryp-at-halcyon-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Simple questions

I'm new to the list, and keep seeing references to an "RQ" spark gap and
"saltwater bottle" capacitors. Could someone give me a brief description? I
played with small Tesla coils using NSTs when I was a kid, and have some
desire to build a larger one for nostalgia sake. My problem was always the
capacitor, which I built from aluminum foil and window glass - they had a
habit of puncturing. BTW, my cousin and a friend have built one somewhere in
Seattle that produces 15 foot discharges, but I haven't had a chance to see
it yet.