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Shielded cable preparation, Theremax

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:56 pm
by PAiA-Scott
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?

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



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...



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 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:

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 site listed on it and will help those interested, find us.

Thanks for your support!
Sincerely, Scott Lee
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