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Re: Continuously variable primary

Original poster: Greg Leyh <lod@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Ken,

Since I'm such a terrible host, any Teslathons at my shop would have to be admission-free. I've found that experimenters and visitors are good at providing their own snacks, and devising novel ways to barbeque them. Besides, there's usually enough electrical and mechanical prep work to do, without having to worry about manning a gate. The Navy base commander is welcome, of course, but only in the capacity of a test load inside Kelek's iron maiden.


Original poster: "K. C. Herrick" <kchdlh@xxxxxxx>


Wow!...that sounds great! Perhaps you (& Kelek) could ultimately charge admission, on the weekends, for an electric-fireworks show. It would help pay the mortgage. Soft drinks & popcorn, extra.

The base-commander might even be persuaded to attend...for therapy.


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Original poster: Greg Leyh <mailto:lod@xxxxxxxxxxx><lod@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Ken, Scott,

Kelek still has her coil, but no where to run it at the present. She had built an 'iron maiden' of sorts for it, so that volunteers could watch the arcs land inches from their face, along the cage material.

I haven't been able to run my 480V 3PH coil (the 120L50K) since 2003, when the new Navy base commander came along and prohibited everything that scared him... which was a good many things. Recently, I've acquired a new industrial site in San Francisco suitable for operating the 120L50K, with 60ft ceilings and a dual-bridge overhead gantry crane. I'm currently installing 480V 3PH service there, and hope to be operational in about a month. Perhaps later this summer we should consider having a No. Cal. Teslathon there.