Hi, Phil. You can check Google for anything in these newsgroups more than a
few days old. Looking at the thread, they were talking about an FM transmitter
oscillator. I'm not sure what happened to the link, but it's not accessible
right now, so I can't say for sure. It seems they were either talking about a
Hartley oscillator or a "Kaliatron" oscillator. The second comes up blank both
on Google and in the attic upstairs. The use of the word "erstwhile" was a
rhetorical flourish someone used to talk about oscillator exposition from
memory in one of his theory classes. The word means "former" or "in the past".
I know this thread, the link is still working ('cause it's mine)
Thanks for pointing out that erstwhile is actally a word, I
think this poster was trying to confuse me back there.
I think it is a Hartley after all.
Is a multivibrator the same as an Astable, if so, what is the RC time
for the circuit in question, and if the oscillation is determined by the
from output to input, how does the tank circuit manage to alter this
during the modulation.