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Re: RF question
Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
The antenna won't boost the RF power of the TC all that much, although it
WILL help improve the radiation efficiency, which, as Matt points out, will
attract the attention of the regulatory authorities..
There are better ways than a tesla coil to generate high power RF if you
need it. A lot depends on how much power and at what frequency. Contact
me off list and I'll point you in the right directions.
At 04:35 PM 10/3/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com
>In a message dated 10/3/03 5:56:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>Also is there anyway to increase the RF power off a Tesla coil ? I know
>most want to reduce it due to loss though I find high power RF can do a lot
>of cool things and I would like to concentrate on boosting the RF power and
>not too long arcs. Can anyone point me in the right direction to do this?
>You attach a long antenna to the top of the coil. It's called a spark-gap
>transmitter. When the power is high enough that the FCC picks it up, you
>get pointed in the direction of a federal "hotel" in Kansas and/or you get
>relieved of the burden of your major research dollars. ;-))