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Re: 3k turn question

In a message dated 9/7/00 7:20:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

>  Original poster: "Metlicka Marc" <mystuffs-at-orwell-dot-net> 
>  all,
>  there is one thing that keeps sticking in my mind that i would like to
>  ask about. i chose 3000 turns on my secondary because this gives me
>  6680' of wire, this is 100.5' over the 1/4 wavelength. i was curious
>  whether this could cause some kind of stresses to build up in the top
>  turns of the coil? i was going to keep the wire length below the 1/4
>  wave, but that wouldn't prove anything. so, does anyone have any
>  thoughts on this or am i being foolish?
>  marc


It has been found that the 1/4 wavelength of the wire has no
special significance.

John Freau