[aprssig] WB4APR Shows Off His "Solar Prius"
rtg at aapsc.com
Sun Feb 8 20:22:08 CST 2009
On Sun, 8 Feb 2009, Al Wolfe wrote:
> We used to build Jacob's ladders using two stainless 102" CB antennas
> and 15,000 volt neon transformers. Had 3/8" starting gap and were about four
> inches apart at the top. Usually could get >3 inch sparks in still air.
> Also, unintended consequence, CB's were useless for quite a range when the
> ladder was on.
Hmmm, 450 watts in an arc with electrodes that just happen to be 1/4
wave resonant at 11 meters. I thought I was doing well with a 10Kv
transformer into a pair of 12ga copper electrodes about 30" tall. Yours
would be much more impressive! What did you use for base insulators?
...you mean like this one?
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our
safety and our ideals."
-President Barack Obama 20 Jan 2009
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