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Lem's Rook Coil Set

Lem's set uses air wound Rook coils: #16 enameled wire for the antenna and detector coils, and #18 enameled for the air wound trap. The set is in three sections, which allows adjustment of the coil spacing. A saw horse table was used as a base.

The phones elements are WW2 field telephone sound powered elements in a vintage headset frame.

Lem's Rook Coil Set

Notice that each chassis consists of a combination
of plexiglass and poly-coated wood.

Lem's Rook Coil Set

The traps are wound on FT82-61 toroid cores, with trimmer and
padder caps. The switches are from micorwave radio equipment.

Here is a closeup of the detector board. The home made vernier
uses parts salvaged from a TV tuner and VCR.

Lem's Rook Coil Set

Rook Coil Form

Lem's Rook Coil Set

Schematic of set.
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