Alternative Science & Technology Research Organisation
January 2003  Newsletter

Photos from the last meeting
First Prize  $100.00 to Ron for his adjustable weedicide applicator.
(Rodger in photo)
Water Treatment
Second Prize $ 75.00 to Andrew for his vortexing water enhancer.
Third Prize  $ 50.00 to Warwick for his magnetic disk generator.
Cedric had five entries.
Robert displayed the piston assembly discussed at the last technical meeting.
Cedrics "Gary Device"

Engine or Motor?
For those who prefer things to be technically correct, the definition of an engine is a device that converts fuel into energy, whereas a motor is a device which converts one form of energy into another form of energy (eg. an electric motor).

Letters to ASTRO South Australia.

From:  Russ
Date: 30 Dec 2002

I just recently found your alternate energy web site.

Just a note to say that I had earlier done in depth research regarding the tech data about John W. Keely of Pa., U.S. , during the late 1800's. He did experiments on controlling the force of gravity using a device set up similar to modern lifting gyroscopes. The modern units reported about 11% lift , while Keely got 100%.
Keely's heavy steel base had 3 spinning disc flywheels being sped up by use of high pressure (thousands of lbs) air hose gun blowing manifold to the 3 sirens. (rims with angled holes). When up to certain RPM, he slowed 2 discs down, so that the pitches emitted causing harmonic vibration to the structure were in harmonic RATIO to the resonant frequency of earth / structure. Device would slowly lift, then settle down as rpms dwindled and pitches changed.

My main interest, however, is in duplicating a "Meyer" type hydrogen generating cell with associated electronics. Who has succeeded in this matter, that can E mail notes to me?

From: Russ
Fri, 3 Jan 2003

The subject of Ether vibrations may in regards to John W. Keely's gravity control experiments during the late 1800's in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. A.  On more than one occasion, to several witnesses, it was said Keely demonstrated a system called "Vibratory Lift". His heavy 3 ton high pressure 48"spherical tank was lifted up to a 6 ft high tripod platform! (no chains, hoist, or normal mechanical means)  If not an outright lie, then how did he do it?
 I drew a sketch, collected word for word data, along with his published tech data references, and made a rough outline. His portable hand held vibrators device with tuning forks and brass resonator shells was connected to the side of the tank by long, stiff gauge, sectional wire of platinum and silver. (Resistivity/ conduction ratios) The sphere hollow center had an interior pipe with attached vibrators tuned to certain harmonics. After hammering on the steel side, setting up momentary resonance vibrations, the control unit was operated and the heavy mass would "be allowed" to be lifted by end of wire for placement at the higher level. It's believed that Keely altered the Earth - to small mass relationship by Etheric vibrations. Years later, after Keely died, workmen cleaning out first floor of workshop whacked the old tank with hammer, which emitted weird sounds , which permeated the room, and frightened them to run out of the building! An 1800's old library view copy of Frank Leslie's Illustrated newspaper showed drawing of first floor with sphere tanks in background with removable lids having attached pipe mechanism. (not just hollow tanks)

See also publications - Free Energy Pioneer John W. Keely
 The Snell Manuscript
 Keely And His Discoveries

Any member wishing to contact Russ please see Ken.

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

Below is an extract from "Geoff Egel's Encyclopedia of free Energy".

The Subject: Chemalloy

I became aware of this interesting catalyst material when viewing a video purchased for Peter Lindemann recently from the 2001 conference and was particularly interested in this alloy/catalyst ability to break water in hydrogen and apparently this continues to happen as long there is water for the catalyst to come in contact with.

Like normal catalytic processes this alloy does not need to be replaced.

This means if process is true and I have no doubts that this is true ,we could have all our cars running on hydrogen produced by this means at little cost and also used to power our electrical generators as well.
Geoff Egel

Chemalloy Article & Formula - 06/25/01 provided by Alex Peterson to Peter Lindemann who shared it at the KeelyNet Convergence 2001 conference and the text below is provided by Dan York For historical purposes and to correct 'nuze' from various 'nuscammers' who seek to grab credit for anything and claim it as their own, this was posted on June 25, 2001 as; Chemalloy Recipe on the KeelyNet Interact discussion list.The Keelynet Website from whence this article originated

From Science and Mechanics (I don't have the date on this article. All I know for sure about it was that it was published in the early 60's.)

CHEMALLOY - A New Alloy for the Science Student

Originally conceived as a soldering alloy, this patented substance has anti-friction properties, will aerate soil, improves seed germination, stimulates pant growth, will generate electricity, and ????

By Samuel Freedman

What relation there can be between soldering aluminium and promoting the growth of huckleberries is hard to see --- yet in the broadest view, scientists say, all things are in some way interrelated. Chemalloy, with its strangely diverse properties seems to support this view.

Put a Chemalloy rod in plain water (Fig. 1) and you have a battery of .55 volt potential that will last as long as the rod is kept wet, generating enough power to operate a voltmeter, milliameter or oscilloscope. In different liquids, voltage varies from almost zero for petroleum to 1.1 for certain types of chili sauce.

As a bearing material, Chemalloy in a solid dry state withstands friction without coolant or lubricant.

Chemalloy powderized to about 1,000,000 particles per pound exhibits the same electrical properties (Fig. 2) as the solid rod. Here it generates slightly more than .5 volt, and in addition decomposes the water, liberating hydrogen.

This process is further examined in Fig 3. First fill three graduated cylinders with water, one cold, the second warm, and the third hot. Add equal amounts of Chemalloy to each graduated cylinder. Instantly, the graduated cylinder containing hot water liberates hydrogen (Fig. 3A).

Heat is generated by the reaction so that with the passage of a few minutes (Figs. 3B and C) the three graduated cylinders are equally warm and hydrogen production in all three is the same.

One of the most significant uses of powdered Chemalloy may be the warming and loosening of soils that are too cold or compact for optimum seed generation and plant growth. The warming and areation of soil on a laboratory basis is shown in Fig. 4. A sample of dry soil is placed on top of powdered Chemalloy in a glass case. Note the temperature rise from 94 degrees F. to 126 degrees F. Voltage remains approximately at .6.

From this point on, voltage will remain constant, but soil temperature will decline and finally stabilize at a point a few degrees above the environmental temperature. The electrical action will continue and will generate warmth at this reduced magnitude. To date, the capability of Chemalloy to generate electricity in water has been observed for seven continuous years, and no limit is known. The liquid, rather than the metal is the substance which is consumed and must be replaced.

A Provincial Horticulture Station in Alberta, Canada, summarizes an experiment in seed germination as follows:

Vegetable (Chem. Treated) (untreated)

%germinated %germinated
Red Beet

The assistant superintendent supervising this experiment stated that the addition of Chemalloy powder resulted in speedier germination of seeds as well as larger percentages germinated. Initial growth of the plants after emergence was also more rapid in the case of treated seeds.

For field crops, Chemalloy is applied at the rate of one to five pounds per acre, in the row or hill with the seeds. It is not broadcast over the entire field area, as this would waste material. It needs to be buried where it will be in contact with soil moisture since it is inert when dry.

The peach and nectarine trees in Fig. 5 were planted in poor compact clay soil in El Cajon, Calif., and stands in sharp contrast to anything else in the area having grown in 1 1/2 years to the height shown from 1-in. diameter stubs.

---- Patent with images only (no text)

Chemaloy Smelting Process from Patent # 2,796,345 of June 18, 1957

In preparing the alloy of the present invention, the following metals and metal alloys are melted together in a crucible in the following proportions to provide the metallic ingredients:


Yellow brass (30% zinc and 70% copper) 8
40-60 solder (40% tin 60% lead) 1.5
Silver (.1%) or .1
Nickel (.1%) .1
Zinc, to make up a 100 pound batch or 82.3


The chemical ingredients are next prepared in approximately the following proportions, for a 100 pound batch of the above metal ingredients:
Powdered copper slag pounds 3.0
Yellow sulphur do 1.25
Willow charcoal do 0.75
Commercial muriatic acid gallons 0.50

The chemical ingredients are mixed together thoroughly and the acid added and stirred into the dry ingredients until a thin or watery paste-like mass is produced

Meanwhile, the metal ingredients in the crucible have been heated until they reach the temperature of approximately 1450º F. and a layer of fine grain powdered charcoal of approximately a half-inch thickness is deposited on top of the molten metal to form an insulating blanket. When this charcoal layer has become red in colour, the wet mass of chemical ingredients is deposited entirely over the top of the charcoal blanket in a thick layer. Using a suitable pushing device, such as a metal rod, the chemical mass is forced down through the charcoal blanket into the molten metal mixture, a small area at a time. The charcoal blanket shields the remainder of the mass from explosion or excessive reaction.

As the chemical mass is pushed into the molten metal mixture in the crucible, a multitude of tiny reactions occurs throughout it, instead of a single large explosion, due to the fact that the chemical particles are separated from one another by the porous inert slag and by the particles of charcoal.

As each portion which has been pushed down into the molten mixture is absorbed into the latter, another portion is pushed down and so on, until each portion of the chemical mass or layer has been pushed through the insulating charcoal blanket, a small area at a time.

After all of the wet chemical mass has been pushed downward into the molten metal mixture in the crucible, the entire mixture is stirred thoroughly to release all of the chemicals from the pores of the copper slag and to cause the tiny reactions and the explosions to be completed. When this has been done, and the slag has lost its chemical impregnations by these reactions and minute explosions, the slag floats to the surface of the molten metal mixture, along with other impurities or superfluous materials, these being skimmed from the surface of the molten mixture, leaving the latter in its finished state. The chemically-impregnated alloy thus formed is then poured out and formed into suitable shapes such as rods, bars or ingots.

During the period in which the chemical ingredients are being pushed downward through the charcoal blanket into the molten metal mixture, corrosive fumes are emitted which must be carefully disposed of or they will discolour paint, corrode ferrous metals, and cause annoyance to persons in the vicinity. After the alloy has been made in the above manner, however, it may be subsequently remelted without the formation of such fumes. The chemically-impregnated alloy remaining after the process has been completed is a finely homogenized, high quality alloy which is easily machined, plated or painted, as desired.

The present process also enables the combining of zinc and lead in an alloy, even though these metals are normally incompatible. For example, only one-half of one percent of lead in a zinc based die, such as is used in aircraft production, causes the die to crack during use, because lead will not ordinarily mix with zinc satisfactorily.

The copper slag mentioned in the foregoing process is the waste slag produced in copper smelting plants, and is useful because of its porosity and inert characteristics. It will be obvious that other porous materials which are similarly inert may also be employed to subdivide the chemical ingredients in the above manner and thereby convert an otherwise dangerous single explosion into a multitude of tiny harmless explosions and reactions.

The chemical ingredients thus incorporated into the metal alloy impart to the alloy the capability of flowing naturally and easily by capillary attraction when the alloy is applied to the junction of metal parts, such as aluminium to be united, without the previous use of a flux. Hitherto, it has been necessary to apply a flux in order to form a flux path at the junction of the metal parts to be united, or otherwise the welding metal does not flow well, and does not easily enter the junction between the metal parts to be united.

The proportions, and indeed, the components of the metallic mixture are not critical and many variations may be used. In place of the brass, pure copper or even bronze can be employed, more copper giving greater strength. The nickel and silver components are mere traces which produce better uniting of the metal components with one another. The chemical components of the alloy enable the alloy to penetrate the oxide film on aluminium without wire brushing or other previous preparation and to penetrate the crack or other junction between the parts to be united and to emerge on the opposite side thereof.

Proof that the chemical ingredients remain in the alloy is found in the fact that shavings of the alloy placed in a glass of ordinary tap water cause the flow of an electric current which may be detected by a voltmeter, milliamp meter or cathode ray oscilloscope when leads or electrodes connected thereto are inserted in the water. Moreover when the alloy particles or shavings have been permitted to remain in the water for several hours, gas bubbles will emerge from the water and form on the surface. Each of these bubbles explodes upon the application of a match, showing that chemicals in the alloy shavings produce hydrogen and other gases when placed in water. A still more powerful effect is obtained when salt water is used. Moreover, if the alloy is prepared in the form of a powder, this powder tends to come to the surface of the water and float thereon even though its specific gravity or weight is nearly seven times that of water.

Applications for soldering left out

In the process of preparing the alloy of the present invention, if the furnace heat is inadvertently raised to too high a temperature so that some of the metal ingredients start to volatize, particularly the zinc, the operator immediately covers the top of the molten metal in the crucible with a layer of willow charcoal, which stops the volatilization.

Normally, however, the operator does not use more charcoal after the layer which he initially applies, and waits until this charcoal powder has become completely red before he attempts to push the chemical ingredients downward through it into the molten metal. In practise, if the chemical ingredients are forced through the charcoal blanket prematurely, that is before it becomes fully red, the charcoal powder will puff up in clouds of black smoke which is irritating to the lungs and soils the clothing and the surroundings. It has been found best to permit the charcoal to ignite and burn at the outer periphery of the crucible and gradually consume itself toward the center of the blanket, whereupon the flame disappears and the top of the molten metal in the crucible becomes tightly sealed with a red charcoal coating.

To improve the free machining characteristics of the alloy, the proportion of solder may be increased, the machinability increasing as the proportion of solder is increased. Thus, in the formula given above, instead of 1.5 pounds of solder for a hundred pound batch, as much as 3 to 5 pounds of solder may be beneficially employed.

Additional sulphur is employed occasionally if, for example, it is found that high melting components of the alloy are not properly melting, even though the temperature has been raised to the point where other ingredients, such as zinc, are ready to volatize. IN that instance, the operator throws yellow sulphur into the portion of the crucible where the unmelted brass is located, whereupon a blue flame arises and increases the temperature in the immediate vicinity of the sulphur, causing the brass to melt readily. Thus, the addition of sulphur has the opposite effect from the addition of charcoal in that sulphur increases the heat or fire where charcoal puts it out or minimizes it.

The muriatic acid may volatize, to some extent, when it encounters the molten metal, but it undoubtedly reacts chemically with the metals in the crucible to produce salts such as chlorides which increase the tenacity of adhesion of the alloy in welding or soldering, and thus render the use of a separate flux unnecessary. The charcoal blanket however, reduces the tendency of the muriatic acid to volatilize, especially if only small portions of the chemical ingredients are pushed through the charcoal layer into the molten metals at a given time. The copper slag of the formula, being inert and heat-resistant, merely serves as a vehicle or carrier or modulator in a manner analogous to the phenomenon of modulation in radio wave transmission. Thus, the alloy of the present invention is characterized by the presence of chemicals in solution with the metals, these chemicals remaining in the alloy upon solidification and enhancing the flow of the alloy by capillary action during welding without the use of a separate flux.

The use of the alloy of the present invention enables aluminium to be substituted for critically scarce copper in many installations or applications where aluminium was previously considered unsatisfactory because of the difficulty of welding or soldering it. The present alloy may also be used to coat aluminium wire by a procedure analogous to "tinning" copper wire so that the thus coated aluminium may be soft-soldered to other metals. The present alloy may also be used in the form of a molten bath for "tinning" aluminium articles for soldering them or for hermetically sealing them.

What I claim is:
1. The process of producing an alloy including zinc and lead having increased homogeneity suitable for fluxless soldering or welding of aluminium or zinc comprising the steps of preparing a dry mixture of pulverized porous copper slag, finely divided charcoal and powdered sulphur, to said mixture adding muriatic acid in quantity sufficient to form a paste-like consistency, sufficiently heating up a major proportion by weight of zinc and a minor proportion by weight of lead together to bring them to the molten state, to the surface of said molten metals adding a quantity of finely divided charcoal, burning the charcoal by the ambient heat required to maintain the metals in the molten state, continuing said burning of the charcoal until the same is reduced to a hardened read-heat layer capable of supporting the weight and mass of said muriatic acid paste mixture thereon, depositing and spreading a layer of said paste mixture on said hardened charcoal layer, forcing small areas of said paste layer through said hardened charcoal layer and into the molten metals bit by bit to generate a plurality of minute prolonged explosions and agitations within the molten metals, skimming off the flotation material forming at the surface when the agitation has subsided, and pouring the alloy into product molds for chilling and solidifying. --------that last sentence/paragraph was like that in the patent-------

The Keelynet Website from where this article originated

Note: From Ken Kranz
I would not add the above mix to soil with the  solder (60% lead  40% tin) in the mix.
It might be worth trying 1.5% tin in the mix rather than the 1.5% 60/40 solder specified.


Robert opened the meeting at 8.15pm. He reminded everyone that tonight was
the annual ASTRO SA Inventor's competition, with the Ist Prize $100.00, 2nd Prize
$75.00 and 3rd Prize at $50.00. He mentioned the previous Technical meeting, with
special comments on Philip's Amphibious Caravan and Yanis's bumper device (from Poland).
Vic...spoke briefly on Apricot kernels and their powerful Vitamin B17 anti-cancer
properties. For more details see .
Ashley...mentioned an article on the Laura Lee show about three very diluted squirts
of human growth hormone under the tongue being an effective anti aging tonic. Again
see the internet site for more information.
Robert...announced that the first entry of the Inventor's should explain and demonstrate
his invention.
1/  Peter...had an entry which consisted of two buckets, an Onga water pump, hoses and
a retort stand holding a brass spray nozzle about 400mm above the centre of the smaller
bucket. This bucket had a hole in the middle, which drained into a bigger, bucket which
was connected via the pump back to the nozzle. He explained that he had found that at
a specific height and nozzle spray angle over the bucket, quite a fierce back draft
blew back out of the bucket. He said that this back draft not only acted like an
evaporative air conditioner, but it also put out a strong negative ion field. After the
unit had been functioning for about five minutes, Bruce said that he could feel the
same type of field effect (about 10 foot radius) that he experienced when charging water
for the JOE CELL.
2/ Cedric had five entries.
   a.  A metronome that had the effect of putting one to sleep.
   b.  A magnetic effect demonstrator that demonstrated the peculiar pole effects of
       magnets in motion.
   c.  A magnetic motor that whizzed around quite fast.
   d.  A sun powered motor.
   d.  An Resistive / Capacitive bridge, for checking the resistance or capacitance
       of electronic components.
3/ Andrew had a magnificently machined Vortexing water conditioner insert. It differed
from previous vortexers in that it alternated the vortexed water from clockwise to
anti-clockwise, thus making the units universal for both north and south hemispheres.
He said that the unit charged the water negatively and when ingested this charged water
tended to sop up the free radicals in the body.
4/ Warwick presented a beautifully made rotating bi metal disk device that rotated within
a powerful neodium magnetic field. It was a replica of a Bill Muller device that reputedly
produced a 12% over unity. As of yet Warwick has not has any success wit his device.
5/ Ron E ... Presented by Rodger...a very innovative adjustable height, light weight
weedicide applicator. Rodger explained that as weeds grew at double the rate of other stuff,
a weed applicator that was set above the hight of the non-weeds selectively poisoned the weeds.

All financial members were given a voting slip and here are the winners.

First Prize  $100.00 to Ron for his adjustable weedicide applicator.
Second Prize $ 75.00 to Andrew for his vortexing water enhancer.
Third Prize  $ 50.00 to Warwick for his magnetic disk generator.

Robert congratulated the winners and then introduced Andy Barry as the GUEST SPEAKER.

Andy has a degree in Atomic Physics. He diverged from physics into magnetic healing and
progressed into bio-resonant healing (which Andy has demonstrated before). Andy's main
point of discussion centred on the work conducted by an elderly English medical
scientist and friend, Alf Riggs, who had just visited Andy. Alf's work has been followed and
reported in detail in the British medical magazine "CADEUCEUS". Alf has become notorious
for his extremely high rate of diagnostic success (90%) into serious illnesses using dowsing
techniques with Geiger counters and geo-magnetometers to find the radiation source that
was causing the illness (cancers etc.) and then make recommendations to rectify the situation.
   This is called bio-physics, and was originally developed in Russia, where the money for
western medicines were scarce.
    Andy is supplying quite a large amount of facts and case histories to Ken, who will
scan them onto the ASTRO SA Webb page for further reading.
The meeting was closed at 10.55pm with warm thanks to our Guest Speaker and contestants.
A Christmas supper followed.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.



Included is some information on some of Alf Riggs case histories (provided by Andy). They are extracts from issue 49 of CAUCEUS.

Alf Rigg's image

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