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Re: Golka Photos

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Interesting.... They tried to make it just like Tesla's. Maybe losses in the ground are what caused it to work poorly in it's new location...

Apparently, they were not able to measure Q's and such to track down what the real problem was.



At 07:26 PM 4/3/2005, you wrote:
I looked at the photos of the Golka coil that Malcolm posted.

Perhaps this is a silly question but I wonder if the efficiency of the unit would have been better if the primary coils were higher above the ground. I've read that the earth is a pretty good conductor, and with the primary coil being nearly on the ground, it would seem like the earth would be like a big shorted turn. I could see the system wasting a lot of energy just heating the dirt inside the coil setup.

Any thoughts?


I scanned a couple of photos I obtained a long time ago from some Science magazine of Robert Golka's early replica of Tesla's CS coil. Terry has kindly put them at: