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An STA Starts Producing Power! Let’s Run a Bunch of Tests!

So a fellow experimenter named Chuck (who has far more electrical experience and knowledge than I)ย 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,ย morpher44,ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ย 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)ย 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)ย 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.

-Ariel

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April 23, 2011 at 2:35 am 10 comments

Video of me sparking the copper tube antenna

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

March 6, 2011 at 11:11 am 6 comments

Third Prototype: Insulated Copper Tube Antenna

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.

Copper tube antenna hanging underneath a wooden support structure

Copper tube antenna hanging underneath a wooden support structure

Excitedly, I actually *AM* seeing results from this thing! For more detailed construction information, as well as for initial findings and results, continue reading!

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March 4, 2011 at 11:11 am 10 comments

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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


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