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Re: Spark gap metals

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hey Ralph,
Amen!!! I have always hated the expression, "when all else fails, read the directions!" I tried my best to teach my children that the guy who puts in the hours and does his homework will do better than the lazy smart guy every time!
Paul Brodie
Think Positive
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From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 1:20 AM
Subject: RE: Spark gap metals

> Original poster: "Ralph Zekelman" <<mailto:gridleak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>gridleak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Karl, All:
> I'm not at all sure about "slack."
> Many of us at 16 and even 14 sweated our 13 WPM and theory exam for
> the then Class B ham ticket. The number who had to try the exam 2 or 3
> times had us all convinced that the FCC inspectors were not inclined
> towards
> slack. We studied the Radio Amateurs Handbook, Henney, and Morecroft. We
> experimented with the circuits and learned the value of trial and error.
> There was not then, and there is not now, any substitute for disciplined
> study.
> Ralph Zekelman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 8:54 AM
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> Subject: Re: Spark gap metals
> Original poster: Karl Lindheimer <<mailto:karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Malcolm, All...
> Please cut Steven a little slack. He is only 16 years old, and is very
> enthusiastic about building a Tesla coil for his project. After a
> rather
> hasty start (and bad advice from his teacher,) and despite a lot of
> advice
> from the list, he met with NO_VA. HOWEVER, he seems very resilient, and
> I
> am confident that he will bounce back, and complete his project as
> planned. By the way, every coilers' successes or failures act to build
> this list up as a very valuable experimental aid. I think we can thank
> Steven for some of the most active volume of postings and responses in
> quite some time for this list.
> Karl
> On Apr 10, 2005, at 10:30 PM, Tesla list wrote:
> >Trust me, I may be new at this, but I can tell you that fan cooled heat
> > sinks or at least copper pipe(the longer the better) will do just as
> > good, if not better, than tungsten rods.
> >
> >Steven Steele
> Steven,
> A word of advice: before you go telling others what's good
> and bad it would be as well for you to know what you are talking
> about.
> A number of people have suggested you go
> and read information from various sources. With respect to Tesla
> Coils, this list's archives contain an enormous amount of information
> on every aspect of coiling and you would do well to start right there.
> Malcolm