LC circuit + High power DC supply = High power RF?

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
If I had a very high power DC supply and I fed this into a tank circuit (with low resistance and components had high power tolerance)... would this create a very crude, high power transmitter?

If not... why not :)?


Joined Jun 19, 2012
"normal" tuned circuits don't oscillate- oscillators oscillate.

To generate RF you need to have active elements that can overcome the net losses of the passive frequency determining components, to build and sustain continuous oscillation.

If you hit a tuned circuit with a pulse, it will ring like a bell, but the oscillation will quickly cease as the energy is lost.