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So a fellow experimenter named Chuck (who has far more electrical experience and knowledge than I) is also doing some investigation with the Bashar STA. He has not only built a small scale model, but has also started doing measurements through an oscilloscope and is getting working proof of concept results! With a functioning STA, he added a metallic tetrahedron around the STA which seems to improve its ability to receive energy even further.
You can view his youtube channel, morpher44, to view any new videos that have since been posted, but for this blog post, I’ll embed the videos he’s shared with us thus far (at the time of this posting) along with a few comments about what the video is about.
Video 1) Showing the completed STA
This is his completed STA. He points out that it’s only 9 inches tall, which is well below the minimum height Bashar suggested previously (needs to be able to fit under a 3 foot tall pyramid.. so the STA has to be ~19″ tall), but it’s interesting to see that it still produces results.
Video 2) Slideshow showing the construction of the STA
I find it interesting, not only that he created an internal support structure with a creative split cone, but he also added some removable spikes along the side to guide the wire as it coiled around the support structure.
Video 3) STA used in Joule Thief circuit
He hooked up the STA up to an oscilloscope, showing its usage as a transformer
Video 4) Experiments with Radiant Energy
Using a signal generator and an oscope to find the STA’s self-resonance frequency (~1.229 MHz).
Looking at Tesla’s patent #685,957 to receive radiant energy. Adding a solid flat plate antenna to receive cosmic energy. Adding an AC to DC rectifier.
(There’s about enough energy here to power an apartment for a mouse.. which is one of the jokes about Tesla’s patent.)
Works even without Tesla’s plate. Showing the STA receiving energy.
Video 5) Tetrahedron casing
Building a 3-sided (plus 4th side for the bottom) foam/aluminum tetrahedron casing around the STA, and wiring the two together. Some changes in the output waveform are noticed. :)
Video 6) Tetrahedron as Capacitor
Fixing the tetrahedron size. Adding a large resistive load to the output.
Putting aluminum foil on both inside and outside of tetrahedron walls to make them capacitive. More output by connecting walls in paralle rather than in series. Creating shielding with the metallic tetrahedron walls.
This device IS producing power on its own, but not much. It’s only producing power in the picowatt to nanowatt range. He wants to do further testing with moving the STA outside so that it’s not affected by the house attenuating incoming energy.
With a plasma ball nearby (so that the STA picks up emitted energy), he can get it into the 1 milliwatt to the 5 milliwatt (1 mW – 5 mW) range.
Video 7) Plasma ball as exciter
The STA/tetrahedron is natively outputting 6 mV and 448 pW.
With the Plasma ball turned on (which emits a bunch of artificial cosmic radiation that can be detected by the STA anywhere in the room), the STA produces much more energy, 30.6V and 9 mW, enough to run LED’s off of.
The closer the plasma ball is to the tetrahedron, the more power the STA gets, and vice versa.
With the plasma ball touching the tetrahedron, the output voltage starts climbing over 60V and he backs off because his caps are limited to 50V. :)
Video 8 ) Inverse square law
In this video, he starts testing out the inverse square law to measure how much power you get out of either a 12×12″ square plate (control) or his tetrahedron/STA by progressively moving a plasma ball farther away from the aluminum plate(s).
The flat plate works better, given that it’s both larger and not tilted away from the plasma ball, but both of them work.
He gets a linear drop off up until he reaches 12″ of distance away, then it changes and the fall-off lessens until he reaches 20″ of distance away which is when power falloff really drops out.
The STA actually starts to do better at large distances because it has a lot more surface area exposed to the room in every direction. (This is re-addressed and corrected in the follow-up video.)
Video 9) Wavelength thought experiment
He addresses the previous plasma ball inverse square law experiment by noting that there are other variables at work in the room such as light bulbs, measuring tapes, and even the person’s metabolism changing.
Doing some tests to find the resonant frequencies and using sound output to help him out, the radio starts transmitting some really funky sounds, which bothers both him and his dog (and me to be honest, watching the video…)
Moving the STA out from inside the metallic pyramid definitely reduces the power. Putting it back in the center boosts the energy.
He also poses a question… when energy travels down the copper wire of the cone, does the frequency of the energy change or does the velocity of the energy in the wire change?
Video 10) High voltage ping experiment
In this video, he experiments with pulsing it with high voltage fields and seeing what happens. He’s able to get some echos.
Video 11) Power Curve Experiment
In this video, he sets up the plasma ball at the apparent fuzzy distance between the near field and far field and starts experimenting with a variety of resistive loads, seeing how it affects the output voltage.
He also points out, regarding the antenna design, that the foil tetrahedron is touching the top of the coiled antenna while the bottom of the coiled antenna is wired out to the AC to DC converter.
That’s it for now, up to the date of this posting. You can continue viewing his most recent videos by visiting his youtube channel.
Thanks for all the awesome work Chuck, and for sharing your continued results with us!! :)
Video 12) Audio Tones from Coil
In this video, he talks about hooking the antenna up to an AC to DC converter and using that to try and charge a 9v rechargeable battery. He also uses a joule thief circuit to excite the antenna and start providing it with power. While charging 9v battery with a 6v battery, he noticed an audio tone being emitted from the center-ish of the STA itself.
Adjusting a potentiometer, he’s able to adjust the frequency of that sound. It’s interesting to note that looking at the sound through a spectrum analyzer, you see a whole collection of harmonics.. basically peaks in the spectrum.
Video 13) Full Scale
In this video, he shares the design specs for a full scale STA. It’s about 2 feet tall (to fit under the 3 ft. tall pyramid), is composed of two 370 ft. lengths of 14 gauge wire, and features 180 turns. He also shows the constructed antenna.
Video 14) LRC Circuit
Using a software circuit simulator, he simulates an electrical pulse into the STA and shows that to maximize the duration of the ringing effect, we want a small resistance, large inductance, and small capacitance.
He also creates a tesla coil spark gap and shows what happens when you connect the STA to it. It basically starts magnifying the output, decreasing the load on the other power source, and making the output more erratic.
Video 15) Give a Little, Get a Little
In this video he does a test to show that if you stimulate the coil with lower power but high voltage, the reception improves.
Video 16) Bigger Plate Antenna
In this video he hooks the STA up to a 10’x20″ flat plate which acts like an external antenna. Hooking the STA up to an oscope, he shows that the antenna is receiving a very very very small amount of power out of the air.
Don, from the discussion board, posted some absolutely gorgeous 3D renderings of what a finished uninsulated STA would look like.
Now first off, the goal for his design looks to be to get it to fit precisely inside a 3 foot tall pyramid, as Bashar mentioned.
For this model, Don said he used 3/16″ copper tubing. With my experience using 1/4″ (4/16″) copper tubing, this definitely won’t be able to hold its shape using soft copper tubing. Hard copper tubing requiring machinery to shape will be necessary so that it can be self-standing, similar to how you see strong springs that can actually support external weight.
Secondly, the inside of the cone we may not be able to fashion into such a fine point. With soft tubing, the tube would actually collapse and bend if you bent it too sharply. So instead of a sharp point, I wound up with a small diameter circular winding. In any event, perhaps things would be different with hard copper tubing.
Either way, these are some beautiful renderings of exactly what we have in mind to create.
From this point it would be a matter of insulating the STA (spray-on/paint-on insulation should work), figuring out how to start it up and pull power out of it, and there we go! :)
Thanks Don for the beautiful renders!! :)
So the other day I sparked my copper tube based antenna and recorded the results.
First off, here’s the video of me sparking it:
To do a preliminary test, I went down to the power meters outside and checked how fast the discs in the center were spinning, corresponding to how much power was being used. Faster = more power. Slower = less power. The idea was that if the discs slowed down after the antenna started up, then all other things being equal, the antenna should be providing some power, reducing the power intake from the power company, and thus slowing down the spin rate of the discs at the power meters.
Here’s the video of the power meters before sparking the antenna:
and here’s the video of the power meters after sparking the antenna:
As you can see, the power meter on the right actually spins nearly twice as fast after sparking the antenna, opposite to the results I would have hoped for. Antenna connection aside, this speedup would normally happen because some device inside the house turned on at some point between the creation of the two videos and so more power was then being used.
It’d be nice to isolate the variables and take out things like random device turning on and off and messing with the results. Also some way of measuring power draw, electromagnetic radiation, and even the power bill would be better ways of measuring the effectiveness of this device. For now, this was the first measurement tool I had at hand. :)
Alright, so here’s my completed third prototype. This one is built out of two 50′ lengths of 1/4″ outer diameter copper tubing. Without a support system it was unable to keep its shape so I built an external wooden support structure for it.
Excitedly, I actually *AM* seeing results from this thing! For more detailed construction information, as well as for initial findings and results, continue reading!
Googling around, I found a number of different antenna designs that can actually detect, measure, and record the varying Schumann resonance frequencies.
The first design is a 200 turn octoloop. It looks like this.
His antenna construction information and signal processing information are available here. After doing this, he built a second device which he says is what the “professionals” use to measure the Schumann resonance frequencies. Rather than 200 turns, it consists of 69,300 turns of copper wire around steel bars.
Using each of these two devices, he was able to detect and measure the Schumann resonance frequencies. The second design, the straight induction coil with far more turns, created a stronger and more well-defined output.
Here’s what he recorded with these two devices:
- Much more detail and explanation is available on his website.
One thing I found interesting is that he clearly shows the Schumann resonance frequency hitting 7.8 Hz in 2001, not the 11-12 Hz that Gregg Braden was supposedly referring to.
Tiny coils with thousands of loops
Next, here’s a guy who builds a number of different smaller devices that can detect these frequencies. He aims to do it with devices that cost under 50 euros. Some cost more, others less. They are in the neighborhood of 25-3200 loops and they wound up looking spools of thread.
- What interests me the most about this design is its small size, light weight, and long lengths of copper wire. This spool weighs just 0.5kg and yet it uses 1600m (5250 feet) of 0.2 mm diameter bare copper wire.
The largest design that he shares, which he says is 50cm squared, consists of 3200 turns, 6400m (21,000 feet or 4 miles) of copper wire, uses 0.3mm diameter copper wire, and weighs 4kg. It cost 160 euros.
So anyways, what I really like about these is that you have people who are detecting these frequencies and are able to measure them. Plus, it doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money to do it.
I also found it interesting that you don’t have to have a set length of copper wire to “tune in” to the exact frequency. You don’t have to frequency match the size of the antenna to the frequencies you want to tap into.
Now what I’m curious about is how the double interpenetrating cone shape effects this whole process. Perhaps it’s what helps create the self-reinforcing vibration that Bashar talks about. The devices above are simply passive receivers “listening in” to Schumann resonance frequencies. The one we want to build apparently needs to be “sparked” or started up to get it to begin vibrating/resonating and then from this point, we can tap it for electricity.
I’m curious to learn how he shaped it so well as well as why one coil is black (insulated?) while the other is left bare and copper-colored.
Here’s a video of a guy who had an antenna designed as well. In the video below, the guy sits down to talk with Bashar at 4:08.
In this video he shows a template that he built to loop his wire around, one more rugged and solid than the one I constructed out of paper.
The actual antenna that he had designed was constructed out of bare copper wire. Bashar points out that it’s not insulated and the guy says that his next step is to add insulated paint. I like this idea because, as mentioned previously, wire that comes already wrapped in an insulated coating is too thin to hold its shape, at least the wire I found in Home Depot. Using bare wire allows you to use a thicker wire which will hold its shape better. It would be important, of course, to make sure that you don’t leave any gaps in the insulation coating when painting the antenna.
How The Antenna Works
In the video, the guy asks Bashar how the video works and Bashar explains:
It is, in some degree, the essence of what you call a capacitor and a transformer. The idea is that once you initiate a certain kind of electrical current through it, you allow it to become vibrationally sensitive, because of its shape, to higher frequency energies, which are then in a sense harmonically attracted to it and begin coursing along the same route. Once the higher frequency energies begin coursing along the same route, it sets up a self-reinforcing vibration that then can be amplified in a variety of ways and transformed, stepped down, transformed into electrical energy or various kinds of energy that you can tap and use for your devices on your planet.
The guy then says to kick start it with an AC (or DC, but probably AC) pulse. Then it will start resonating and drive itself and then you can start tapping energy from it.
The energy that the antenna taps into “is what has been euphemistically been called the template level reality […] or lower astral plane.”