[AMRadio] one more

screwdriver he20c at swbell.net
Thu Feb 23 01:49:18 EST 2006

The Question is, will the articulate W5OMR be there.

444.700 107.2 Beaumont

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W5OMR/Geoff" <w5omr at satx.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] one more

> Jim Candela wrote:
>>   These are too cool! Maybe that big arc is from the
>>keying relay at Geoff's place, W5OMR, on the mighty
> hey, yo - wait!  I don't make that kinda arc with just a couple of 
> hunnert watts!
>>   It was just yesterday I experienced a deafening arc
>>while running up the energy on an old Eaton 8200P ion
>>implanter. A metal door was open filling the high
>>voltage gap, and she let loose with a series of gun
>>shots at 185,000 volts DC! That temporarily killed the
>>HVAC system control, and the turbo pumps all spun down
>>in protest, as did the cryo pumps take a big gulp of
>>air. Contactors were a chattering, computers
>>resetting, etc. I had to kill it with the big red EPO
>>button. Nothing died! Today was better, and she's
>>stable at 250 kv, and was running a 370 Kev double
>>charge state phosphorous ion beam when I was leaving.
> They -pay- you to do that?
> you back home?  Gonna make the Orange Hamfest, this weekend?
> -Geoff/W5OMR
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