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Offline tedstruk

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« on: 22/06/2008 03:02:00 »
When I was a kid,I used to dabble around in my fathers spare parts shop.  He had a logging business that required the use of plenty of neato stuff.  I took some blasting wire and made an alternating antennea array and connected it to the amplifier on a crystal tuner circuit of a transistor radio.  I did some math and decided I needed a ground plane big enough to support my invention.  I knabbed onto a 1 and a half inch thick piece of metal about two feet long and about about a foot wide.  It took me three days to drag it to the shop and get it up on the bench. I read Einstines theory but it was Oppenhiemers that really impressed me.  I figured that by exciting a radio frequency using a 9v battery for an amplifier, that I should be able to "see" a radio frequencys response to feedback.  I focused the collected frequencies in an aluminum funnel(you have to use an inert material or the frequencies will echo off of it. aluminum is inert.) All I wanted was a little arc or a spark, so I did the math,  mostly long hand, and used plenty of saftey precautions.  I read all I could about radio telescopes;  I assumed that if I could turn the radio telescope around backwards that I should be able to create somekind of neat effect.... maybe solve the energy crisis.   Guess what.  When I finally got the experiment to work I was 11, I remember because I had been hit by a car when walking home from webelos, and I was in a rush to catch up for lost time. It culminated in a 6 foot ball of static that nearly scared me to death.  I don't know exactly what I created, but I did it with a transistor radio, a 9v battery and an aluminum funnel with a blasting wire antennea array.  I did have to make a coil, and ground the system to itself, but it did scare the pants off me, and lead me to graduate from high school!  I was looking around my house, and electronics have come along way.  I now have the materials to build a full sized one... using my satellite antennea as a funnel, I will need a piece of iron about 20 feet long, 2 feet thick and about 10 feet wide.... Oh and a fully charged 916v DC battery!  I am ready to start if you are....  Can you identify the type of energy I created? and..... Pi r to the third over J = I  Einstine eat your heart out.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/06/2008 09:29:21 »
Is it just me, or is that post gibberish?
"it did scare the pants off me, and lead me to graduate from high school!"
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/06/2008 13:12:52 »
Fairly high on the gibberish scale, I think.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/06/2008 05:33:25 »
gibberish is what you speak after you discover something like that....
Anyway I assume thats why everyone tells me I'm full of gibberish.

Truely, I did create the device and set off a whatsy;  I named it the "GorCap Governor" Gordon passed away in a canoe accident, Captain(Bill) is a native SE Alaskan Indian.  Childhood freinds.  What it did was govern the frequencies of the radio waves in such a way as to control when and where they released their energies(I think that radio waves create more than one kind of energy, the reaction was awfully rough, and much bigger than I thought it would be.  I was expecting a small feedback spark or a static discharge or something.  A 6 foot ball of static is a gigantic ball of static!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/06/2008 00:09:15 »
A right load of rubbish I agree it just doea not make sense
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/07/2008 10:47:27 »
Be kind guys be kind!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/07/2008 13:24:59 »
Why?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 07/07/2008 20:40:37 »
Just say it makes no sense. Rubbish is a harsh would in science
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2008 20:34:29 »
"Just say it makes no sense"
I did; he carried on.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 14/07/2008 22:59:48 »
Rubbish may be a hard word in Science but that just wasn't Science.
 

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