Building another Toroid

Since my first toroid was out of tune, I decided to actually follow directions this time and use an 8″ inner tube (2″ diameter) for my Toroid. I bought an 8″ inner tube and 50 yards of Aluminum Duct tape so I wouldn’t run out.

Then I went off-label and added a 4″ Big Daddio anodized aluminum personal pie pan which I’m going to try as a mounting system.
inner_tube_daddio_pie_pan

After drilling a hole in the base of the personal pie pan, I wrapped it and the inner tube with aluminum tape.

torroid2_closeup

After this picture was taken I had to extend the aluminum tape down to cover the hole in the pie pan, as the anodized aluminum pie pan was apparently not conducting. After I did that I got less than 300 ohms resistance measurement from the outside of the toroid to ground.

torroid2_on_coil

The size of this toroid is much closer to spec, although the Big Daddio pie pan holds it about 1″ higher than a straight piece of cardboard. Unfortunately, when I measured it’s resonance, I found a big signal at 340 kHz, (2.93 micro-seconds) which is even higher than my first toroid! Obviously I’m doing something wrong.


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