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Re: Golka Photos

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

On 4 Apr 2005, at 20:40, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> All,
> In the new photos Mike posted, the picture labeled "Inside Building
> View Coil At Climax Mine Leadville Co.jpg" appears to show the coil
> built on top of a raised floor, maybe as much as 2 feet off the
> ground. Someone had mentioned that the coil may have suffered from
> some parasitic losses due to being on the ground. Paul Brodie Think
> Positive

Two feet off the ground is not a lot, even for a small primary. You
can see the differences for yourself by measuring the primary Q
without the gap being present and placing the primary at different
elevations. You may even be as surprised as I was when I first did it.
I wonder if they've thought to monitor ground temperature rise under
the primary?


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> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 10:35 AM
> Subject: Re: Golka Photos
> > Original poster: David Speck
> <<mailto:dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Group,
> > 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? > > Dave > > >> 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: >>
> >><<http://hot-streamer.com/temp/Malcolm/>http://hot-streamer.com/tem
> p/Malcolm/>http://hot-streamer.com/temp/Malcolm/>http://hot-streamer.
> com/temp/Malcolm/ > > >