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Re: [TCML] Burnt Joint (Cap Bank)
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From: "Carl Noggle" <cn@xxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TCML] Burnt Joint (Cap Bank)
We built a double-ended coil in high school, from an old book which has
now been lost. It was a most excellent book, not too big, tan colored
hardcover. It had much useful information, and one of these pieces of
wisdom was that you should make your secondaries fat, like Mark says. Our
secondary ws 4 ft long x 11" dia. It worked quite well, especially for
having no end loads. My current coil (pun not intended, but not removed
either) is single ended, 30" high x 12" dia. It works fine.
Does anybody know the book of which I speak, maybe even knows where a copy
may be obtained?
I presume that the fat secondaries work better because of the better
coupling. Does this sound right?
I can think of several books this might be. The most likely is "High
Frequency Apparatus," by Thomas Stanley Curtis. Originally published in 1916
and revised several times, it was reprinted by Lindsay too. You can even
find electronic copies online.
Another possibility is "The Boy Electrician," by Alfred P. Morgan (1913),
republished by Lindsay in the 1990s. Try online; there should be copies of
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