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Re: [TCML] tunning effected by power output
Yes, the increasing length of the streamers add to the top load's capacit
ance and affects the secondary's frequency. You actually have to tune the
primary just a bit lower in frequency so that it will match the secondary frequency
as it gets lower as the streamers grow. The streamers make tuning like
hitting a moving target!
In a message dated 10/4/2008 6:31:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
With my larger coil, I like to tune the primary while running the coil at a
reduced power so there will be less stress on things if it is out of tune but
I have noticed that when I go up to higher power after I have tuned at low
power I get better performance if I move the tap out for one more turn on the
primary. This isn't too surprising to me. The discharge must be acting
like a top load on the coil but I was just wondering if everyone else has
noticed the same thing with their coils.
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