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Re: Flat coils & undamped waves (was Wire Length)
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
. . . The most pathetic single part is the inventory of Wardenclyffe
which includes "one submarine boat". He was a very proud man so how
it must have hurt him to see that taken by the foreclosure!!!!!!!!!! . . .
The oral history of the Wardenclyffe wireless plant includes an
account of this remote control boat having been carried up to Long
Island Sound by some kids where it was placed in the water and
sunk! As for the idea that Tesla was being deliberately obtuse when
he gave the 1916 interview, I don't buy into that for a moment.
P.S. I want to appologize for getting snippy towards you in my pervious post. "
No offense taken - Tesla provokes strong feelings in some of us
and controversy is one of the common themes of this group! As for
the boat, where is that account to be found?
I don't think Tesla was being deliberately obtuse in his
testimony but he sure was vague on subjects which he should have
remembered vividly after relatively few years. I've referred
particularly to his references on frequency; having designed a number
of low-frequency transmitting antenna systems over the years I can
still remember the operating frequencies and all of the difficulties
of designing loading coils and ground systems for "electrically short
antennas". Can't help but make me wonder if he sometimes confused
"what was with what should be", something I'll cover in a separate
note. I've known guys who were so convinced of their abilities and
knowledge that, to them, a mere idea was no different from an
accomplished fact. I've always suspected Tesla falls into the same
category; probably most of us do when dealing with subjects we feel
we understand completely.