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Re: Meissner oscillator
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 2/9/01 1:51:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> 3. Of course it is possible as well to wire the frequency determining
> components into the control grid circuit e.g. by paralelling the grid
> coil by a capacitor. In this case no tank capacitor is used. This
> circuit is a modification of the standard Meissner oscillator circuit.
> The drawback here is that the output power is smaller, because
> there is no resonant rise in the plate coil. Therefore this
> modification is used as local oscillator in receivers mostly.
> Mark Rzeszotarski has built such a small VTTC which produced a
> 1" brush.
I built this type of coil also, and it gave only a 5" spark, even
when rather tightly coupled. When running in the normal tuned
plate mode, it gave a 7" spark.