Managed to get some pix of the new set-up! (lame as it is...) for your viewing
Here's a pic pf the 'semi-finished' product! I'm getting whimpy 6" long sparks
to a grounded cable. Tuning is right out the window at this point...just trying
to get a 'feel' for the works right now. Still working on the "bucket-cap" too...
anyone near Niagara Falls, NY wanna part with some paint buckets???
I have drawn some severe sparks with this baby (between terminals), `nuff to
make the neighbors complain and the cats howl, but I need more BUCKETS to power
my coil! Oh, and by the way...I ran it w/out any oil in it the first few times.
Can you say OZONE??? I had to leave the shed, it got so bad. Note the cable off
to the left...that's my RF ground for the time being, too!
Here's the nail I was using for a breakout point. Sparks were between 3 & 5" to
another piece of grounded cable - you can see the cable in the first pic. Nice
It gets pretty warm in the lab these days!! In case you haven't been keeping
track, it's been a while since I uploaded! =) It's closer to 0° F these days!
Here's the main controller for my creation...pretty neat, huh? I have a keyed
switch, neon indicator, digital VOM, variac, and a simple wall switch. Simple,
elegant, and functional.
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