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Re: Back to the basics - tuning techniques

Original poster: "C. Sibley" <a37chevy@xxxxxxxxx>


If I understand you correctly, javatc or scantesla will do me as much good as measuring? Very cool if that's the case, I've done a lot with javatc, I'll just need to refine my inputs...



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Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:13:29 PM
Subject: Re: Back to the basics - tuning techniques

Original poster: Vardan <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Probably the info you seek is here:


Or here:


The streamer load is about 2pF/foot in series with 220K once past the
diameter of the top terminal.  That can be used directly to calculate
the streamer load and the lower primary tuning to compensate for
it.  All these numbers and programs can probably "calculate" better
than you can "measure" ;-))

Programs like ScanTesla can probably give numbers far more accurately
still...  But your splitting hairs there ;-))  Unless you have
crystal referenced measurement machines, "be happy" with the above ;-))



At 08:35 PM 8/24/2006, you wrote:
>Hey All,
>After running my first pig powered coil, I had the misfortune of
>blowing a capacitor.  With subsequent rebuilding and retuning the
>coil is runnig smooth now.  I blame the trouble with the initial tuning.
>Question, I remember reading once regarding tuning with a frequency
>generator and an oscilloscope.  Can anyone point me to such
>directoins?  Is there any other method to get the tuning "just
>right" without relying on dead reckoning?