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Re: Resonance

Original poster: "acmdq" <acmdq@xxxxxxxxxx>

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>             You're right, it is hard to tell with the home
made cap. I'm
> getting some MMC caps from Dr. Resonance (thanks again).
While the shoebox
> caps don't make my TC work, there still cool and fun to
play with,
> especially if you tell somebody that they are bongo
drums.:)  They'll be in
> for a shock:) Also they make rather impressive arcs if put
in parallel.

Primary circuit shocks can be (and a few times were) deadly.

>             And yes, it is out of tune. My Electronics
teacher and I hooked
> it up to an o-scope with a function generator like
Scopeboy did in his
> notes and determined that resonant frequency was about 833Hz.

Maybe 833 KHz.

>        Does anybody know if a doorknob would make a good

"Toroid", if it has a doughnut shape.
I like to use a telescopic antenna. Allows easy tuning.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz