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Author:  PAiA-Scott [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Shielded cable preparation, Theremax

Terry Arnall wrote:
> Hi Scott, got it tuned this morning...seems to work fine, but I can see it's going to take a lot of practice to make anyone happy with the sounds! hee hee
>
> thanks for all your help - it's been funnnnnn!
>
> Terry
>
> PS did you get my suggestion about putting some shrink wrap around the shielding of the antenna coax?
>
...and...

I would like to build a signal generator to fiddle with...you folks have those?

Terry

...and...

Hay Scott, you guys have some brochures for the Theramax/thermin? I was thinking about taking to a flea market and fiddling around with it and if someone had questinos I could give them some brochures..what do you think? My wife just got done after an hour fooling with it until her armes dropped...

Terry

...and...

you cud just sene me a PDF file and I could print them out....Terry

Hello Terry.

This is great news hearing that you, and your wife, are now enjoying playing the Theremax. Yes, I think I do remember you suggesting we use heat-shrink tubing to prevent the shield wire from touching the internal wire or antenna mount. I agree. It would be a good solution to preventing this potential trouble. I have a trick I use when preparing these. I save the bit of black-outer insulation and trim one end at a 45ยบ angle and put this pointed end up over the shield wire that solders to the board, but before that, I slide the cable through my tightly pinched thumb and forefinger to stretch the black outer insulation just enough to cover the clipped-short burr out at the antennae end.
At the left column of our http://www.paia.com home page, you can click on Small Kits and Gear and see another link to Building Block kits, click that and scroll down and you'll see a Function Generator kit with signal waveform outputs.

Here's a direct link for it:

http://www.paia.com/proddetail.asp?prod=K23&cat=50
<http://www.paia.com/proddetail.asp?prod=K23&cat=50>


Sorry, but no, we don't have brochures, but I will put a dozen or so of our PAiA Parts ID cards in the mail to you. It has the http://www.paia.com site listed on it and will help those interested, find us.

Thanks for your support!
Sincerely, Scott Lee

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