[AMPS] did someone say Tesla?
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 18:33:31 -0700
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000 19:08:20 -0600, John T. M. Lyles wrote:
>A recent failure of the 500 kW Sri Lanka VOA transmitter which
>burned > a million dollar facility, has been speculated by some
>within that organization to be due to "Tesla Coil" effects in the
>inductor coming from the modulator/PWM filter. Otherwise the amount
>of voltage and current which did the damage is hard to imagine from
>the normal operating parameters.
Another good argument for VOA and all the rest giving up shortwave and
going to direct broadcast from satellites. I'd trade 'em the 1296
band for a clear 40 meters, wouldn't you?
73, Bill W7TI
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