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Re: first light....sad really, reasons?

Original poster: "Alexander Rice by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <alex-at-rices.myip-dot-org>

	I take it you are grounding the BASE of 
the secondary, not the top... I have never 
seen a reduction of spark output when 
connecting to a ground, tho others may have 
experienced it. My first coil used a similar 
power supply and two brass bolts as the gap 
with two on seies for better quenching and a 
small computer fan. I started with 3" of 
little streamers and no top load. By the time 
it had a small top load and was correctly 
tuned i had nice bright 9" streamers. The 
first thing i would do is to try tuning it and 
get some air blowing through the gap. nF is 
short for nano Farad, 1nF = 0.000000001 
farads, a farad is the unit of capacitnace 
which in turn is a measure if how much 
electrical charge is stored - 1Farad is 1 
coulomb (a large number) of electrons stored 
at a potential of one volt. 

I had a look for wintesla but mr coppersmith's 
download page is dead, you may find it 
somwhere in the hotstreamer-dot-com archives.