Alternative Science & Technology Research Organisation

September 2002  Newsletter


In the March edition of the ASTRO newsletter this year, I wrote an article on the “Fuel Mixture Meter” that I built using the money from the ASTRO inventors competition last year. In this article I explained with the aid of a graph that the fuel mixture was pretty much perfect over the range except for hard acceleration when the secondary throat of the carburettor cut in. At this point the mixture became extremely rich with the meter showing an “R” on the display indicating a mixture that was less than 10:1. I must point out that this figure was obtained under extended full throttle application, as short bursts will, and should, give a rich indication due to the accelerator pump operating.

The car had also developed an annoying habit of momentarily dying once the throttle was backed off after hard acceleration. After some experimentation with secondary jet sizes, I found that a 150 jet gave me a mixture of 14.2 to 14.5:1 in this acceleration range. I found this value quite amazing as the original jet was a 185, so it has been decreased by quite a lot.

Since changing the secondary jet, the mixture is now quite constant over the whole engine operating range with the engine performance being noticeably better. The engine dying after hard acceleration problem has disappeared, the engine is much more responsive under full acceleration and definitely has more power. Obviously it was running so rich at full throttle since I fitted Brian’s muffler that it was actually hurting the performance.

This has been a good experiment in that it has shown that Brian’s muffler has given me better performance with smaller jet sizes, something that does not normally happen. However it also shows that the engine MUST be tuned to the new parameters set up by the muffler, otherwise poorer performance can result. It has also shown me that apart from doing a full dyno test, the only way to tell exactly what the engine is doing, and so get maximum power and efficiency, is to use a meter to get fuel mixture readings under the true load conditions of the engine.

 * This is a special link to some Joecell construction photo's

Letters to astro

Dear Ken, 
We've not yet met. My name is Christopher Hill & I was referred to you/your website by Barry (SA Inventors Assoc).
A TV Production client of mine 'Imagination Entertainment'  (Adelaide) is looking to source local potential for inclusion and or contributions to a pilot television program/s that may be up your alley. I would ask that you contact me if you believe either you or 'ASTRO' would care to be considered/involved with this venture.
Yours sincerely,
Christopher Hill.

Could any person interested please ask Ken for Christophers phone number.


Continuing from last month. The scalebuoy infomation.
This particular document is from the 1940's, it was provided by Jim K in Melbourne Aus.
I would like to thank my wife Leonie for retyping the faded document..............Ken

Section 1.
Owing to the bulk, the diverse nature and the difficulty of publication of the research work that has been carried out at Auckland, New Zealand, on the "Scalebuoy Effect", it has been found necessary and expedient to divide it up into five sections as follows:-

  1. A description of the appliance, its historical background, and a suggested electro-physical explanation of the method of action.
  2. The "Scalebuoy Effect" in relation to the sedimentation rate of various colloid structures.
  3. The "Scalebuoy Effect" in relation to the sedimentation rateof various colloid blood structures.
  4. The "Scalebuoy Effect" in relation to renal metabolism and the urea output.
  5. The therapeutic Application of the "scalebuoy effect."

The Invention of the Scalebuoy Appliance.

This section, No.1. deals with the "Scalebuoy" appliance its history, and its electro-physical relationships.

It is perhaps appropriate that it should commence with a short biography of its inventor and a history of its various applications up to the present time. The process was devised by the late R.H.S. Abbott, Jar, an Australian who was born at Bendigo, Victoria. He was the eldest son of the late Senator R.H.S. Abbott of Northern Victoria, and was 54 years of age, when he was killed as the result of a traffic accident in Melbourne in 1940.

In 1914 he held the rank of Captain in the A.I.F. and proceeded overseas with the Infantry soon after the commencement of hostilities in Great War 1. He was wounded by shell fire at Gallipoli and was subsequently invalided to England where he was attached to Australian Headquarters and seconded to the British Ordnance Department (Inventions Branch). This unusual happening arose out of an improvement in the Stokes mortar, effected by him. At the termination of hostilities, he joined the staff of a firm of merchant bankers in London (Close Brothers, Moorgate Street) and ultimately became a partner in the firm. He was widely read and had travelled practically all over the world. There were few countries he had not visited and of which he did not have an intimate first-hand knowledge.

He studied Electro-Physics in Germany and was a competent authority on the application of this branch of science to industry and industrial processes. Amongst other things, he interested himself in the manufacture of motor spirit from coal, and was responsible for improvements in the retorts used in this industry. His work took him amongst machinery of all kinds, and he was constantly struck by the troubles arising out of the formation of scale and corrosion in pipes and boilers. In his spare time he endeavoured to perfect an electrical method, whereby these difficulties could be avoided, and after about twelve years of work, the Scalebuoy process eventuated. Many ideas and types of appliances were tried before the final form was adopted. At this stage there was no thought of any possible therapeutic application of the device. This came much later, as the result of the claims that were made by employees at works where the process was in operation. The ultimate device adopted was very simple in appearance and easily applied. It consisted of glass globes or "buoys" of varying sizes, ranging from 5cc to 200cc which contained a globule of mercury and rare gases under various degrees of vacuum.

Method of Operation

The appliance was mechanically agitated in the water to be treated, and the desired effect was produced by the following factors:

  1. A radiation of wave-length shorter than that of visible light which can be shown to have the capacity to "fog" photographic films through opaque wrappings, such as paper and cardboard.
  2. The formation of an electro-static field in the neighbourhood of certain types of buoy. This can be readily demonstrated by its effect on light objects such as paper and ash particles. These effects result from the friction between the mercury globule (an isotrope of mercury high in electrons) and the internal surface of the glass container or "buoy". A difference of potential is thereby set up, the mercury becoming "positive" and the outside to the buoy "negative". Under the combined influence of this electrical factor and the vacuum, electrons are thrown off from the contents of the buoy, some of which are converted by collision (as in an x-ray tube) into radiation of varying wave-lengths.

The electro-static field set up results in a "negative" charge being implanted on or incorporated in the surrounding medium.

Various types of buoy were manufactured, and the final investigation of the types and their application in the industrial field was not completed at the time of the inventor's death. The demonstration of the capacity of certain buoys to alter the sedimentation rate of human blood was made at Auckland on the same day that the inventor was killed in Melbourne.

Continued next month.

 Mail welcome please send to
......Ken Kranz


The meeting was opened at 8.10pm by Robert.

Robert...spoke about Dr Sandra Cabot's Syndrome X book, which is about the chemical imbalance that makes men and women store fat. He explained why we should not eat grain and why our diets should have a balance of the Omega fats (in the right proportions), and that saturated fats are necessary to assimilate these omega fats. Robert also spoke on a New York Times article from Dr Stephen Burns, titled " What if it all has been a Big Fat Lie ". It was about a medical petition against "statin" drugs, saying that they stop the liver from making cholesterol and also attack the liver.

George...donated an encyclopaedia to the ASTRO Library. He also discussed keeping razor blades sharp by keeping the blades aligned to the North / South axis. He also spoke about putting the blades in a pyramid, 1/3 up from the base and oriented N/S to achieve the same. A visitor added that in a copper wire pyramid, 3/4 up from the base inside (phi), one can get an electric shock.

Andrew...said that he had found an Internet site which verified the existance of water clusters.

Ken...discussed the article in August ASTRO Newsletter on the "Scalebuoy". Ken also gave quite a comprehensive talk on the MEN, (or Multiple Earthed Neutral) electrical system that we use for electric power supply. He explained that as the neutral was tied to the earth, radiation (and noise) was significant. He described an alternative system, as used in valve radios, that has the earth floating in the middle. This causes out of phase noise and radiation cancellation to very much lower levels.

Devashoen...exhibited and described his new tri-field meter. He also gave quite a comprehensive talk, with the aid of the white board, on his theory on "The Evolution of The Donut Vortex" He had seven pages of drawings and explanations, which we hope to include in next month's Webb Page.

Philip...spoke on the Lost Tech meeting and the "Joe Cell". He also spoke on the popping of the hydrogen bubbles from the electrolysed water that is used in the Joe Cells. He had done an Internet search on "Hydrogen AND Bubbles AND Explosions" and had come up with explanations of the ear shattering POPS.

Ashley...said that the Video Library had some new tapes that are available to members who have paid their library dues. He also spoke and illustrated the ratio of Phi, 1.6180333 . He drew a straight line representation, showing that "The ratio of the shortest part to the longest part is the same as the longest part to the whole length". He said that this is continually represented in the designs of Nature in everything. Mathematically this is the (square root of five) plus one, all divided by two.

Robert...mentioned a newly discovered health Webb site http:// as worth subscribing to.

The meeting closed at 10.30pm, followed by supper and social niceties.

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