Welcome to the January edition of the newsletter. I hope you all had a good break over Christmas and are raring to go in the new year. I see this year as one of consolidation as lots of good people and ideas came together in our group last year, so lets see if we can get it together this year and come up with a workable solution to our energy problems.
The December meeting began at our usual 7.30 dragging on to 8 O'clock start with fifteen people present and apologies from Andrew and Ian. Some printed matter received in the post was passed around for people to look at while the meeting progressed. This included the latest Crop Circle newsletter, the Victorian News Update and Peter's Lindsays catalogues. Dino also passed around a couple of newsletters that he had received from Stan Meyer which unfortunately did not contain any new information. George then gave a brief account of his trip to Sydney during which he gave a lecture at an Ethical Technology Conference. He went for a weekend and stayed a week so it must have been good ! The meeting continued with a discussion on local experimental work, not that a lot has been happening lately, followed by a sharing of information by Jeff (over here from Victoria and whom I had only met the previous day), on a new "Axial Engine" and a heater/airconditioner designed to run on solar power. The topics then expanded to the lost city of Astorith in Western Australia and other more esoteric subjects. Because of the interest in Jeff's talk we ran out of time to watch the Win Lambertson video so we ran the shorter Adam Trombley Zero Point Energy tape that we were going to watch the meeting before!! With the more structured part of the evening gone everyone separated into groups with cuppa in hand having discussions on their own particular interests before drifting off at around 1am.
VIDEO AND BOOK LOANS
The general "Rule" for the borrowing of video tapes and books is that the loan period is for one month, in other words if you borrow something at one meeting it is expected that you bring it back to the following one. If you are not going to be at the next meeting then either pass it on to someone who is going to be there or contact me to make some other arrangement. By adhering to this practice it gives all members a better chance of accessing the information that they may require. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
ADAMS MOTOR (ADELAIDE)
I have fitted and run the "sewer pipe" machine using four ceramic magnets as mentioned in the last newsletter. This was to make a direct comparison with the rotor using the neosydnium magnets. The results were very disappointing with very little torque (to be expected) and only about 70% efficiency (measured electrically only) I then fitted the other four ceramic magnets to the rotor and repeated the tests. The torque came up but the efficiency dropped to 50%. I have not as yet looked at waveforms etc. to see exactly what is happening but it would appear at this early stage that the neosydnium magnets are the way to go.
Leon has been busy moving house so work has stopped in that area for the moment.
INTERSTATE ASTRO GROUPS
NEW SOUTH WALES
Nothing heard from NSW this month.
I still have not tracked down the whereabouts of this group, so if anyone knows of an address of these people I will put them on the mailing list for the newsletter.
I received a "News Update" from Bob Fletcher from the Victorian ASTRO group giving details of their last meeting at which they had Paul Cadwaller speaking on the Virmanas of Ancient India. The meeting was such a success, they are going to get him back to talk at another meeting. Following the success of the ASTRO segment on local radio 3RPP Bob is interested in getting ASTRO on the air with it's own programme. This should create more interest in ASTRO subjects in Melbourne and hopefully enable them to get a larger attendance at their meetings.
OTHER PROJECTS AND INFORMATION
Nobody has driven up my driveway in a water powered car so I guess that there has not been any breakthroughs in this area. I did hear however that Andrew caught up with one of the eastern states H2 experimenters at the Confest at Moama over the Christmas break.
GAS POWERED CARS
Here is a novel way of powering your vehicle ...... and you thought running cars on gas was a new idea !! This article came from the News Chronicle, dated September 23rd 1939.
ELECTRIC COMMUTER CAR
The first commercially available electric cars have been released in Australia. The chassis and body is imported from Japan and then converted to electric operation by a Sydney company called Huntington. There is a 2 seater and 4 seater model and have a top speed of 105km/h and a range of 60-90km. The battery pack can be recharged by a 240V charger which takes 6-8hrs to recharge. This costs 60c-$1 at off peak rates. An option for the vehicle is an inbuilt solar panel fitted into the roof or a home based solar charging system. Further info can be obtained from Huntington Electric Vehicles on (045)877 371.
ELECTRONIC FREE ENERGY MACHINE
An interesting article appeared in the Seattle Times newspaper in June 1993 about a man named Scott McKie. He calls himself an inventor, engineer, entrepreneur and would-be violator of physical laws. He is a promoter of Tesla's idea that power can be amplified by the phenomenon known as resonance. McKie first achieved the over-unity effect accidentally in 1982 when he was working on a wind-turbine design for Bonneville Power. Trying to figure out what happened and why, has shaped most of his life since. He duplicated the effect with a different electrical generator in 1984 and has, in some sense, been trying to do it again ever since. He received a U. S. patent for the idea in 1992, constructed a working model, took that model apart and is now trying to convert the whole thing to solid-state electronics. His device consists of two resonant tank circuits, which can store electrical charge, that operate alternately. The first circuit can be made to simultaneously charge the second and send electric current out for other uses. The circuits can then be switched so the second recharges the first, etc. McKie says the two circuits will produce more power than the total amount of power it took to set them in motion, in fact he claims several thousand times more. McKie has so little doubt his invention will work he is already making plans to manufacture large versions of it - power on demand modules, or POD Mods, he calls them - in Ephrata, Grant County. He has signed an agreement with a Californian investor for $10 million in start-up financing to produce the production units which will run off a 12 volt battery and will produce 10 Megawatts of power per year. (how much is that per day ?) (I think this guy is either very smart or on drugs.)
FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY
ETSA has joined a national consortium of organisations which aims to develop ceramic fuel cell technology as a future source of electricity. Ceramic fuel cells (also known as solid oxide fuel cells) convert fossil fuels, including natural gas to electricity with higher efficiency and less pollution than existing technologies. Power generation with ceramic fuel cells could produce 50% less carbon dioxide emissions and negligible nitrogen oxide compared with conventional technologies. The joint project aims to develop fuel cells with a high power density and high efficiency that are powered by a variety of fuels including natural gas, coal gas, methanol and hydrogen. The consortium called Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd is based in Melbourne and has a budget of $30 M. (pity they are still looking at fossil fuels to run it )
ROBERT ADAMS NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
The copy of the newspaper article was sent to me by Collin from up in Numinbar NSW. It appeared in the New Zealand newspaper "Beacon" on September 17th 1993. Unfortunately the article has lost some clarity as it was sent to me via a FAX machine, however I felt it was still interesting enough to include it.
As mentioned in previous editions it is difficult to obtain information to include in each newsletter with the content remaining relevant while not becoming repetitive and boring. It has been suggested to me that someone do a short appraisal of the video each month. If anyone is interested in doing this each month or sharing it with others please see me at the next meeting.
Another suggestion has been to get any people who give a talk at the meetings to write a brief summary of what they were talking about so it can be stored for posterity. Think about both suggestions and I shall be asking for opinions at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be held on the third Friday once again, at the usual time of 7.30 PM, the date being
The video for this meeting will be:
In this video Win gives a brief description of various Free Energy devices and then shows his machine that he has built working in his laboratory. This video will DEFINITELY be shown at the January meeting even if we all depart at sunrise!!
The usual applies in that please bring $2.50 to cover video purchase and newsletter postage, and something for supper would be appreciated.
I hope to see you all at the next meeting !!!!