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by JoeBallantyne
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Greetings from Illinois

Hi Tom -

Welcome to the forums! Good luck building your demo fusor.

Joe.
by JoeBallantyne
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Salutations from Washington State, U.S.A.!
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Salutations from Washington State, U.S.A.!

Seems like you deleted the post where you said where you were from (was it Oroville?) and asked me what I was doing on fusor.net. My response is that I am here doing what I hope you will do also, which is primarily learning, and on rare occasions adding my 2 cents to the conversation. I have managed...
by JoeBallantyne
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Salutations from Washington State, U.S.A.!
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Salutations from Washington State, U.S.A.!

Welcome Leonardo! Where do you live in Washington?
by JoeBallantyne
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Other Fuel Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: Other Fuel Cycles

You would be the first to do PB11 fusion on fusor.net, if you were successful. There is a reason everyone does DD fusion instead. It's lots easier to do than PB11. BTW, you need to change your login username to your real name. There have been posts in the past on how to do so. Just search for real n...
by JoeBallantyne
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Plasma at Last!
Replies: 12
Views: 2898

Re: Plasma at Last!

You might consider inserting a sacrificial piece of glass in front of your viewport on the inside of the chamber. So that you can protect it from an electron or ion beam hitting it, and causing local heating and failure of the glass in the viewport. Viewports can get pricey, so protecting them is a ...
by JoeBallantyne
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: John Beutz Fusor... The Story so Far
Replies: 24
Views: 5128

Re: John Beutz Fusor... The Story so Far

You don't. Many Geiger counters and Ion Chambers are not setup to make it easy to adjust the voltage they supply to the detector. They typically come with a detector that works well for the voltage they supply, and the user is not expected to make any adjustments. Some scalers and counters have a kn...
by JoeBallantyne
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Fusor.net Outage
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

Re: Fusor.net Outage

So, do any of the Admins of this site have a full offline backup of the database/configuration/files/pictures, so that if the ISP hosting company completely loses their server and backups, we don't kiss all of the fusor.net history goodbye? Seems like it would be a prudent thing to do. Especially si...
by JoeBallantyne
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: BP 28 Neutron counter Teardown
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: BP 28 Neutron counter Teardown

skip: (Canada, US) Translations . An open-topped rubbish bin.

That seems like a real shame.

Where are you located? Can you rescue it from the trash bin? I'd gladly pay the shipping to get it. I'm sure I am not alone.
by JoeBallantyne
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Phoenix Nuclear Labs tour
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Phoenix Nuclear Labs tour

They actually are one of the few companies that has successfully turned fusor related work into a real business in a relatively short period of time. Which is very cool, and very impressive. Even if a lot of their incoming money is coming out of all of our pockets courtesy of the United States Feder...
by JoeBallantyne
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Phoenix Nuclear Labs tour
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Phoenix Nuclear Labs tour

They are already getting government money. That is why they can afford to have 35+ people on the payroll. I'm pretty sure they got an SBIR Phase 2 from the Army for one of their projects, and they've shipped neutron generating systems too. Even better, I suspect the government is at least partially ...