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Insulated 12 Gauge Wire Antenna

Alright, so time to build the next antenna.

The first antenna was made out of bare 8 gauge wire, but wasn’t very carefully designed, nor did it have very many turns in the coil. I don’t know how many are necessary, but I do want something that looks a little closer to this.

I had about 33 feet of insulated 12 gauge copper wire, the largest gauge insulated wire that Home Depot carried, so I pulled it out to make my next antenna.

With the paper template at the ready, I cut the length of wire in half and coiled the two cables around the template simultaneously so that each one would be very similar, with the same number of coils, a similar spacing between each loop, and so on.

Coil the wire was pretty easy at the top where everything was still close together, because I could hold it in place with my hand. The lower down we got, the larger the loops, and the more likely it would be that things would start getting messy, that the first wire would cross over the second wire, that the spacing between each loop would vary, and so on.

Anyways, once the two individual coils were built, I took them off the template, separated them, and got to the process of trying to intertwine them.

The first thing that I found was that the coil was very springy and had a tendency to elongate when taken off the template. When this happens, the important 33 degree angle of the apex shrinks.

The connectors I got from Home Depot must be the wrong ones because they flat out hold. I grabbed some duct tape and taped the bare ends of the wires together, leaving a little bit of wire exposed so that I’d have something to spark when it came time to activate this antenna with an AC circuit.

Duct Tape Connection

Duct Tape Connection

Here is the completed antenna, laying on its side:

Insulated 12 Gauge Wire Antenna

Insulated 12 Gauge Wire Antenna

There’s a few things to point out:

  • It looks a little better constructed than my previous antenna.
  • There are way more rotations in each cone, 17 to be exact.
  • The antenna bows down when laid horizontal like this.
  • The spacing between the larger loops are significantly larger than the spacing between the smaller loops.
  • The cones overall are less than 33 degrees since the antenna is stretched out.

Because the coil was stretched out, I decided to use gravity as my friend and have it stand vertically so that it’d compress back down to its proper shape. This works, but the base loop was is too weak to support the entire structure and it just falls right on over.

So I need a stand, a thin vertical bar to hold the antenna in place.

Insulated 12 Gauge Antenna on a Stand

Insulated 12 Gauge Antenna on a Stand

Okay sweet, so now it’s vertical but still not quite symmetrical. Here’s a closer view so you can see what I mean:

Insulated 12 Gauge Wire Antenna: Vertical

Insulated 12 Gauge Wire Antenna: Vertical

You can see it still has a tendency to fall over to one side. So to use this antenna, not only would I need a vertical support system, but I’d also need something to keep the innards from flopping over to one side.

hmmm. My intuition says that it does need to be symmetrical and precisely designed so that it resonates at a particular frequency. I’m gonna need something a little more, hmm, professional? than this.

August 26, 2009 at 3:34 am Leave a comment

Building a Template

So one of the main problems with my first antenna was that it looked like crap. 😀 I coiled the cable by hand in the air and it didn’t turn out so well. This time I wanted to create a hard cone-shaped shell to wrap a cable around.

With a large 33 degree angle spanning several sheets of paper laying on the table, I got a large piece of posterboard and curled it up into a cone and taped it down when it was the right angle. (Having a partner here helps to tape down the edges while you hold the posterboard in place.)

Trim down the bottom so that it has a relatively flat base and you’re good to go. It wound up being about 20″ tall or so.

Paper Antenna Template

Paper Antenna Template

Now, I’m gonna want to make sure it maintains its shape when I start applying pressure onto it by squeezing it with copper wire. A pair of balls will work fine, a tennis ball to support the apex and a larger bouncy ball to support the larger section. They’re both lightweight and resistant enough to push back when I apply pressure.

Paper Antenna Template with Guts

Paper Antenna Template with Guts

With the balls shoved inside the paper template, we’re good to go!

August 26, 2009 at 2:39 am Leave a comment

Sparking my First Antenna with AC Current

Alright, so I did it! First free energy antenna activated!

Here’s the antenna/coil/resonator/device/whatever you wanna call it.

Completed Free Energy Antenna

Completed Free Energy Antenna

It’s not as sexy as some of the other prototypes I’ve seen, but fortunately this isn’t a beauty contest. 😀

Anyways, I grabbed a power strip, both for the extra cable length and for the fact that it has a fuse built in, just in case. I grabbed two insulated wires that I want to use for my insulated antenna (as opposed to this bare one), and plugged each insulated wire into the power strip. The other end of the first wire I hung up on the small loop up on top and the second one I got ready to quickly tap the small loop on the bottom.

With a deep breath and a few practice runs with the power strip off, I flipped the power strip on and quickly made contact with the bottom small loop, effectively shorting out the circuit in my wall. There was an electrical crack as a green spark shot out of the bottom connection. The lights flickered in the house and I heard the familiar punch of the computer speakers in the other room when they lose power. All my computers lost power and rebooted, but it seems like everything is still functioning perfectly. No fuses blown. No electrical shocks dealt to any living beings. Phew!

The only damage I noticed was that the small bottom loop of the V-shaped cone (as opposed to the /\-shaped cone) sustained some damage where I made contact with the electrical cable.

Charred Coil, Heavily Magnified

Charred coil, where electrical contact was made, heavily magnified

This is the area that sparked.

Now as for the million dollar question: Is it reducing how much power I’m using in my apartment?

Answer: I have no idea. Yet.

It’s August 7th and I won’t find out until I get my next power bill. When I do, I’ll report back in. Let’s hope it works! 😀

August 8, 2009 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

Your Circuit Gets Power, Not the Antenna

Okay, just had an “aha moment” when reading this post. You’re not gonna be drawing power from the antenna itself, as it it’s somehow got electricity running through it and becomes some sort of power source to insert into your circuit.

Rather, you simply link it up to your running circuit and your circuit itself then “somehow” has all the power it needs, regardless of how much voltage you measure across the antenna or whatever.

Since I hooked up my battery to the antenna for my previous test, I’m gonna let my battery run down by keeping the camera’s LCD screen on and see if the battery goes dead.

August 7, 2009 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Joakim’s Completed Antenna

Here is a shot of a beautiful time/space antenna built by Joakim from Stockholm.

Joakim's Antenna

Joakim's Antenna

This resonator was made out of copper brake wire.

Source: This post on the official Bashar discussion list in the discussion about the time/space free energy coils.

August 7, 2009 at 11:20 am 7 comments

Testing a Light Bulb with a 12v DC Spark

Testing a Lightbulb from a DC Spark

Testing a Light bulb from a DC spark

So using my first completed antenna, I decided to start running some power through it and see what happens. I’d tested for a connection between the two metal wires and there definitely is an electrical connection there. Check. From what I understand you need to “spark” it with an AC hit, but I don’t have an extra power cable lying around to strip and use to spark it, so I’m gonna use some extra cable and a DC battery and see what happens.

I wanted to use a 9v battery, but for some reason I couldn’t get my multimeter to read any voltage off of it even though it’s a brand new working battery. I tried using one of my 12v Ni-MH NP-E3 batteries from my Canon DSLR as it’s what I had available to jump start it instead.

I cut some wires, connected them to antenna by hooking it on one tip of the cone and then the other, touched them to the electrodes on the battery, and it definitely sparked and produced somewhat of a smoky smell. On the battery it says not to short it and, well, that’s basically what I did… heh.

After sparking the antenna with a measured 12.8v of DC power, I measured it with my multimeter and found no voltage drop or current flow from one coil to another. No surprise from a traditional electronics standpoint. No connected power source, no current.

The light bulb needs 120v to run and my battery was only putting out 12.8v. Even when the battery was connected directly to the light bulb, the light bulb didn’t turn on. I was thinking maybe the antenna would give me the proper voltage needed (120v instead of 12v), but I guess not.

I wonder if you first start it up with a certain voltage source if it continues outputting at that same level… so if I was to start it up with a 120v spark from the wall if it would continue supplying 120v indefinitely.

August 7, 2009 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Constructing My First Double Cone Antenna

After trying to make a cone from the end of a long length of cable, as discussed here, I decided to use two precut lengths of cable (no idea what lengths I should use), make two cone-shaped coils, and then join them together afterwards.

Building the Second Coil

I cut two roughly 6 ft. lengths of bare 8 gauge copper wire.

Instead of starting freehand, I found something hard and cylindrical since I don’t have a cone handy yet (a large glass bottle with a small neck worked) and wrapped each coil around the base of the glass bottle near the bottom and the neck of the glass bottle near the top, giving me a round starting point to work with.

I then started adjusting the cylindrical coil by extending its length and shrinking the size of the coils at the top, or widening it near the bottom. After finding an online protractor tool and using several sheets of paper taped together to draw out a large 33 degree cone, I shaped the cone to the dimensions needed just by laying it down on the table and eyeballing it.

Measuring and Shaping a 33 Degree Cone

Measuring and Shaping a 33 Degree Cone

Cylindrical and Cone-shaped Coils

1 Cylindrical Coil, 1 Cone-shaped Coil

Pair of Cones

Pair of Cones

You can see that they’re not perfect. When you shape it properly from one direction, it’s not really all that good looking from the side. This is why first fashioning a cone-shaped template to wrap the wire around would really help.

For now though, it’s okay. We’re just getting something built so that we have something to experiment with.

After getting the two cones made and looking somewhat similar, it was simply a matter of inverting one, bending the tips so that they pointed towards each other, and then sliding each tip into the aluminum connectors.

I made sure the copper tips connected inside the connector so that I don’t rely on the current passing through aluminum. I dunno if it requires one single type of metal, but as long as the copper is connected throughout, that should be one less variable.

Completed Bare Antenna

Completed Bare Antenna

I got everything built and adjusted so that each of the cones passes through the other vertically. You have to tweak the ends or else it may lean off to one side.

If you look at this antenna, you’ll see that the point of the coil points towards the end and stops. It’s the larger base that bends back in and connects to the tip. This is a great idea because then it doesn’t matter what direction it comes in from. I had the tip of the cone go out, and it was a little more challenging to deal with the smaller loop at the top and turning it whichever way it needed to go to get back outside and reconnect there.

You’ll notice that I have a section near the middle that’s been wrapped in electrical tape. The two cones are coming in contact with one another there and so I taped it off to prevent the bare copper wires from touching somewhere they shouldn’t be. This won’t be a problem with insulated wire, fortunately.

So there ya have it. Completed antenna. Time to start running some power through it and see what happens! 😀

Oh, for future reference in subsequent antennas, in this video Bashar points out that some of the variables that we can tweak include the quality of our materials, the number of windings, the size of the cone, and so on.

August 7, 2009 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

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