- Dear Brian
Thanks for your help on VLF monitoring. I am currently doing some ELF transmitting experiments and have set up a crude beacon that sends out a signal on ULF below 1HZ- (almost DC). The beacon transmits twice daily at 09.00 to 09.30 and then 21.00 to 21.30 GMT aproximately. It also, because of its crudeness, it emits some spaced 25HZ and 50HZ too. If anyone is interested please email me. I dont expect the signal to travel any real distance but if it causes any problems whatever please let me know and I will close it down immediately!!- it is intended purely as a ham experiment
Dave Hine G4DIG (London)
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a new WTS community is born!
(Worm Transmission Standard)
I made my first test some years ago, playing with the orthogonal
earth dipoles (see http://www.vlf.it/romero/seismic_rdf.htm). I was
surprise to find a strong 80 Hz signal so far from the origin
point. The source was a telephone line test set, and the injected
power only 0 dBm (1 mW). The transmitting dipole was two short
aluminium stake placed at 1m distance. The signal, detected 100 m
away with an earth dipole and SpectrumLab, was 25 dB out of the noise
Perhaps this summer I will try with a more serious dipole: 200 mt
with a power of 50 dBm (100 W).
The NASA will be alerted before ;-)
At 20.50 01/02/2008, you wrote:
>Hello Dave, Renato and VLF group
>No need to worry about complaints from your locals at those
>frequencies. But the earthworms get upset if you put to much voltage
>down in the ground tough. :-)
>Did some similar experiments last year. Two electrodes, 4 meters
>long, isolated at the upper 2.5 meters as I wanted as much signal as
>possible injected deeper down then the more conductive topsoil. (
>ground substrates here is mostly marine glacifluvial deposits, silt
>and marine clay ) "Transmitter" was two 100w Philips pro amps with
>100 volt line outputs in bridge mode. The bridged output was first
>used as is, later connected to a transformer intended for driving
>the magnetron in a microwave-oven.
>Absolutely lethal if not handled with care !!!!!!
>It was during tha latter test that the earthworms got upset. ( but
>works very fine if you would like some HV to your convential VLF
>transmitting antenna experiments ) Frequency was "almost UHF"
>compared your near DC beacon tough, as I used 33 Hz supplied by a HP
>3310A function generator. Had several bcasts picked up by my
>neighbour some 50 meters away ! ( Found 33 Hz to be very suitable as
>it never hit on one of the 50 Hz overtones )
>Inspired by Johans note about Jason, I have some plans to move even
>higher in frequency, perhaps the symbolic 123 Hz, as soon as the
>weather gets a bit more confortable to play outside in the garden.
>Transmitted beacon ID will be "WOW", inspired by a well known SETI
>signal, and I'll guess it will be my first reaction if I manage to
>cross over to the other side of my community, ie 400 meters, with
>this setup, he, he !
>I'll keep you informed about the struggles and progress.
>Hvaler Archipelago, Norway.