Re: Lightning theory
- I think if you live close to a radar installation you would not need a
microwave. I suspect a DC or electrolytic type capacitor would be needed.
These capacitors will absorbe tremenodous amounts of current so only a very
tiny one would be necessary. There might also be some benifit into
createing an electromagnetic field around a wire. Particles passing through
the field might be encouraged to drop more energy into the field.
I don't know if you have ever wound a bifilar coil, but they have
some interesting porperties, more improtatnly they are flat and can be made
very large with the same amount of material it would take to wind a much
smaller cylinder shaped coil.
If you want to wind one it can be done with twisted fiber speaker
wire (use one gold and one silver wire so you can distingiush between the
two. (Magnetic wire is better) The only thing else you need is a computer
CD coaster and some glue. Put a bolt through the center along with about 3
inches of each wire. Place the other CD on top and tighten the nut until it
is about the thickness of the wire between the CD,s. Wind both wires
togather so that concentric circules are formed. Dab with glue as you wind.
You should have two CD's with both color wires sticking out from the
center and both gold and silver wires on the outside edge. Leave enough
wire sticking out so you can connect the gold outside wire to the silver
Attachin a small battery to the remaining wires will produce an
electromagnet, as is shown by a compass. The battery becomes very warm when
you do this. Tesla claimed the capacitance of the bifilar coil to increase
geometrically with size.
I have been wanting to try this with something the size of an old album
and much smaller wire.
I really don't know as much about the antenna as you do. It is a
field of study you seem to know more about than I so I would welcome your
opinion. Post the diagram as a gif.
Mark Hales wrote:
> From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Mark=20Hales?= <markhales_28@...>
> Thanks for the input. Yes, I've seen many diagrams of
> Tesla's work. In fact, the idea of the high metal
> plate, capacitor, load and controller + earth does
> look very much like the setup I described below. I was
> thinking, When Tesla was doing his experiments, man
> made electricity in the air was non existant.
> Nowadays, with radio, tv 50 / 60 Hz transmission lines
> etc, there is a LOT of energy.
> Your thoughts please....What if the long wire antenna
> / metal plate is connected to a diode and then
> connected to the flash gun +ve terminal? Could the rf
> energy be rectified to dc and fed to the flashgun
> What if multiple long wires were used for extra
> How about multiple flashgun units wired in parallel
> and the capacitors discharged in parallel or series,
> aka Marx Generator?
> Just thoughts, but having only been reading these
> posts for a few weeks, I've now got the bug.
> I would imagine, if it's that easy, it should've been
> done by now...Maybe not...I suppose I could get myself
> in gear and try... I've got 3 or 4 old flash guns and
> used disposible cameras...
> Would still welcome input...My instinct is there's
> probably still too little energy in the air, or
> capacitor charging will be painfully slow, especially
> as the lenght of the antenna will determine the rx
> On a side note, I have an old book by Sinclair on
> building transistor radios (The days of Mullard OC71s
> etc) and it shows a crystal set with no diode, but a
> small value electrolytic and a transistor. The idea is
> the capacitor charges up by rf and this powers the
> transistor... I'll sort out the diagram and post it.
> Best wishes...Mark.