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Re: Golka Photos
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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.
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: