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Re: S.s. info... differing secondaries

Original poster: "R.E.Burnett by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <R.E.Burnett-at-newcastle.ac.uk>

Hi Ken,

Your results are very interesting,  but I wonder whether you are really
seeing the effects of the different switching frequency,  or whether there
is something else going on here.

Have you ruled out the effects of humidity on your tests.  I have seen
considerable variation in the spark length from my little SSTC with
changes in humidity.  (eg. 18" spark in dry weather,  but down to 13" in
damp foggy weather.)  I have also seen a change when bringing a resonator
in from a cold room.  Just a thought.

I guess if your input power is similar in both cases and the spark is
weaker with one resonator then the "missing" power must be being
dissipated somewhere.   Anything getting hotter than usual ???

Could you give any more details about what is different in the two spark
characteristics ???  Eg. Longer,  shorter, fatter, thinner, brighter, more
branched,  drifting vs. darting etc..