[TowerTalk] Tower power
AA6DX - Mark
aa6dx at arrl.net
Sun Apr 2 11:40:08 EDT 2006
The Turbo Encabulator(In case you missed previous rounds
For a number of years work has been proceeding in order to bring
perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not
only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase
detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing
cardinal grammeters. Such a machine is the "Turbo-Encabulator."
Basically, the only new principle involved is that instead of power
being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it
is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and
The original machine had a base-plate of pre-fabulated amulite,
surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the
two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the pentametric fan.
The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzelvances, so
fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was
effectivly prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta
type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, every
seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to
the differential girdlespring on the "up" end of the grammeters.
Electrical engineers will appreciate the difficulty of nubing
together a regurgitative purwell and a supramitive wennel-sprocket.
Indeed, this proved to be a stumbling block to further development
until, in 1942, it was found that the use of anhydrous nangling pins
enabled a kryptonastic bolling shim to be tankered.
The early attempts to construct a sufficiently robust spiral
decommutator failed largely because of a lack of appreciation of the
large quasi-piestic stresses in the gremlin studs; the latter were
specially designed to hold the roffit bars to the spamshaft. When,
however, it was discovered that wending could be prevented by a simple
addition to the living sockets, almost perfect running was secured.
The operating point is maintained as near as possible to the
h.f. rem peak by constantly fromaging the bitumogenous spandrels.
This is a distinct advance on the standard nivel-sheave in that no
dramcock oil is required after the phase detractors have been remissed.
Undoubtedly, the turbo-encabulator has now reached a very high
level of technical development. It has been successfully used for
operating nofer trunnions. In addition, whenever a barescent skor
motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a drawn
reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.
(This article appeared in a mechanical trade journal around 1945.)
Mark Nelson - AA6DX
mailto: AA6DX at ARRL.NET
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Havlicek" <n8de at thepoint.net>
To: "mike l dormann" <w7dra at juno.com>
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower power
Turbo encabulator? Haven't heard that since I worked with Chuck Summers
[GE .. later Los Alamos engineer] many years ago!
I still have the original printout on tissue paper.
Brings back many good memories.
mike l dormann wrote:
> i think it is time to pull up the "trubo encabulator" video that made the
> rounds a few years ago
> mike w7dra
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