Re: MY FIRST COIL
In a message dated 99-11-06 15:51:28 EST, you write:
<< I used a
> device known as a neutralizing capacitor, commonly found in large R.F.
> amplifiers. It has two round disks, about 2 inches in diameter, that
> can have the spacing between them varied with a vernier-like adjustment.
> The entire unit is mounted on large ceramic insulators. I have my gap
> set at around 0.20", which seems to give the best results. The spark
> is quite intense, with a loud, high pitched sizzling sound, and seems
> to move around various parts of the disks.
> 73, Weazle, VE3EAR/VE3WZL
Congratulations on your first TC results. Yes, I have seen others use
those types of caps as a gap. They seem pretty good because the
large surface area probably helps to cool them, and the "moving around"
of the sparks like that prevents any area from getting too hot.