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Re: Golka Photos

Original poster: David Speck <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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: