A S T R O  S A




Adelaide Branch

Welcome to the November edition of the newsletter. This month's newsletter is 2 pages longer than normal, but I thought that the Lee Trippet article on Beardon's work was important enough to include in this issue, so that is the reason for the extra length.


This months meeting began at 8.15 PM with 18 people present and apologies from Paul and Kevin. The "new look" Ashley opened the meeting, and after the welcoming comments asked for the Treasurers report. As Kevin was not there, and everyone else hid when asked to be money collector for the night, I inherited the position. The report consisted of looking in the collection box and saying "Yes, there is money in it!". The Secretaries report followed, during which I passed around the Symposium Notes, the New Energy News newsletter and the latest Extraordinary Science magazine. Other incoming correspondence this month consisted of the Victorian ASTRO newssheet, an article from NSW ASTRO, and some more information downloaded by Tony from the Internet. This was really interesting stuff on an overunity motor by Richard Clem and further information on Tom Beardons switching circuit which has been reproduced by Lee Trippett in America.

Ashley then opened the meeting up to general discussion by asking if anyone had questions for Randal over his article in the last newsletter. Nobody did, so they either  must be really smart, understood it, and all agree with his theories, or don't read the newsletter anyway! Frank then gave an update on the Spiral Calendar during which he said that the social mood is still in an uptrend (good for the Pollies) while there is an analogy with the Great Depression from the 1930's happening at the moment which should culminate on March 2nd 1995. So look out for Stock Market crashes and also a peak in Telecommunication activity at this time. Andrew told us about an article in Nexus regarding Cancer and a new theory of why it occurs in some people and not others. He then went on to show us a new book he has on this subject and to tell us of his work in this area.

Ian changed the subject to inform us of an upcoming meeting of the East Torrens Council regarding the restoration and future use of a barn. Ian is going to attend this meeting to see if there could be any benefit in us being involved. He then went on to talk about the harmonious effects of dowsing paint colours to the Earths Magnetic Grid. Peter followed with the information that he now has a "Slip Link" which gives him 24 Hour access to the Worldwide Web. He suggested that this gives us an opportunity for ASTRO information to be made available on this network on a permanent basis. Finally Colin mentioned a permaculture course using Vedic science which is being held on the13th and 14th of November.

The video was shown next, but unfortunately once again it was not the one advertised in last months newsletter, due to it having been borrowed and not returned by the meeting date. Instead we watched part of the Bruce Depalma Talk Show video in which he shows a ball bearing motor running. The meeting proper finished at about 10.30 PM and was followed by the usual eating, drinking and talking. At about 11.45 PM, after most had gone home, Damien arrived with a ball bearing motor and rail set-up under his arm. We were then treated to a demonstration of both devices working, which I think was probably the highlight of the night. My only question is still "What the *#@$ was Damien driving?"


This space was reserved for Damien to write an article on the devices he brought along to the last meeting, but seeing he is a "slacko" and didn't submit it in time for this newsletter, I decided to insert the following item from Peter Lindemann of Borderland Science fame on his experience with a Ball Bearing Motor built with information from a book by Stefan Marinov called "The Thorny Way of Truth".

"Our test set up took 10 minutes to construct. We had a 12 volt battery capable of delivering a high current - (a car battery is perfect) and a couple of clip leads and a shaft sitting in two bearings placed on a table. An ammeter capable of measuring high currents was placed on one of the battery cables. A multimeter was clipped across the bearing races to measure the voltage drop across the "motor". When the circuit is completed, about 85 amperes registered on our ammeter and the bearings smoked but the shaft did not rotate. As predicted, the device has ZERO starting torque. Next someone spun the shaft by hand and before it stopped, the current was applied again. This time the shaft accelerated to high speed, drawing 85 amperes across 2.5 volts, for a power consumption of 212.5 watts."

"There is no clear cut explanation for why the ball bearing motor runs. It's just one of those facts of Borderland Science. This phenomena must be seen to be appreciated. It is definitely operating on a different principle than any other motor I have seen."


Lee from Sydney ASTRO has sent over an excerpt from the latest Borderlands newsletter regarding the work George Wiseman. (for those who don't remember, George is the inventor of the Carburetor Enhancer and HYCO fuel vapour systems) His latest invention is for a non electric zero emission vehicle that gathers heat from the environment for it's energy. He calls his new system H.E.A.T. technology and is similar in some ways to Dennis Lee's  "Phase Change" device. George has designed a heat pump system which converts heat energy directly into mechanical energy. He claims to have designed heat sinks which store seven times more energy density per pound than lead acid batteries, thus he can produce a vehicle which has a power to weight ratio as good as eight horsepower to the pound. George also states that dropping one kilogram of water in one second releases 98 joules of energy whereas lowering the temperature of that same kilogram of water one degree Celsius in one second will release 4,184 joules of energy. Assuming these facts are accurate then this certainly seems like a good avenue to follow in energy research.


For all those interested in Free Energy and short wave radio broadcasts, the Extraordinary Science Radio Hour is now being transmitted on 7.435 Megahertz on Fridays at 11 PM Eastern (American time) By my calculations, which could be wrong, that's Saturday afternoons at 1.30 PM. in Adelaide, (2.30PM Daylight Saving) or 2.00 PM for our eastern states readers. Unfortunately this is not a good frequency for U.S.A. to Australia reception during the day and I do not know what power the transmitted signal is, so I do not know whether we will be able to receive it here. I would be interested in feedback from anyone who is able to pick up this programme.


In reply to Randal's article from last months newsletter, Jim has come up with some additional information from his understanding and studies in this area.

"On reading your explanation on free energy I noticed a gap in the puzzle to which I have a piece that fits, which comes from my studies of multidimensional wave action. There are 2 major factors that determine acceleration and deceleration, gravity and radiation. This produces 2 wave types, the compression wave and the expansion wave.

These are found in nature everywhere, tree rings, planet spacing, diffraction rings etc., and demonstrate that motion can always be calculated as wave motion. I hope this may be of use with your work with velocity modulation."




The Power on Demand Module or PODMOD as it is more commonly known has been developed by Richard McKie of Gamma Star Power International Ltd. in Seattle. The PODMOD provides a power supply for supplying electrical power to a load. This power supply consists of two "tank" circuits which have a common resonant frequency and function repetitively by switching from one to the other. (This type of switching function although different has similarities with the Tom Beardon device) McKie calls these switching times "major periods" and during the first of these, The first tank circuit is disconnected from the powering load and is charged, while the second tank circuit supplies power to the load. During the second major period, the second tank circuit is disconnected from the powering load and is charged, while the first tank circuit supplies power to the load.

The tank circuits are arranged with constant current controllers and switches to function so that the major periods each include first and second minor intervals. The first minor interval of the first major period defines a time when the second tank's capacitor is providing power to the load and is charging the first tank circuit. The second minor interval of the first major period defines a time when the second tank's inductor is charging the first tank circuit and is providing power to the load. During the second major period's two minor intervals, the tank circuits perform functions identical to those performed in the first two minor intervals. Got all that ? There will be a test at the next meeting !

McKie claims that this solid state module can produce a 40,000% increase in electrical energy and because the unit supplies a controlled electron feed on demand to the load, the unit is load following up to it's maximum load. The PODMOD units currently under design and prototype fabrication will generate up to 10MW. The units are the size of a standard shipping container and power will be at up to 480 Volts, single or three phase, AC or DC. Each 10MW unit will be leased at $146,000 per month including on site maintenance and eventual replacement of the unit. This represents a cost of .02 cents per kilowatt-hour at full output.

The advantage of this type of installation are many and include the fact that no more conventional power stations need be built, no fossil fuels are needed to run it, no need for more nuclear power stations and no transmission lines needed to radiate 50 Hertz across the country as the PODMODs can be located on site at major power usage points. (A video on the PODMOD will be shown at the next meeting - I hope!!)


This article came from KEELYNET thanks to Tony and his computer. It was written by Lee Trippet who has repeated Tom Beardon's experiments as per his "Final Secret of Free Energy" article.

"My experiments with  Tom  Bearden's  switching  circuit  theoretical concepts seems to  show  a significant power gain.  This is supposed to be against all the textbook rules which are currently in vogue. With my version of Bearden's  switching  circuit  it  is easy to show a dramatic increase in current through a fixed load, even while the battery current  decreases.   This  gives  the   impression  and calculation of a power gain but there are other considerations.

Many major national  suppliers  of  electrical  conducting wire have been called and not one had any wire  with  a specification relating to relaxation time,  i.e. the time it takes for electrons  to  start moving after a  potential  is applied.  (This is not the same as the time for a signal to travel along the circuit.) The "Handbook of  Chemistry  and   Physics  1993"  and  "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science   and  Technology"  were  checked,   without success, for a listing of relaxation times for various conducting materials.  Therefore, I tried  to  simulate  a  delay  by  placing silicon diodes or a very long wire  between the battery, switch, and 'collector'. A sharp (20 nanosecond rise/fall time) ON switch  pulse  of  1  to 5 microseconds is directed  to  a  power MOSFET (Q2) between a battery (V2) and 'collector' with a following synchronized ON pulse directed to Q3 which is up to 10 times greater than the time constant between the 'collector' and load. (See schematic.) Data has been plotted for the current,  voltage,  and time of carbon zinc batteries.  These  are  cheaper  and quicker to  run  down  for measuring energy loss.

Bearden's theory requires  very fast switching times.  Anything less than one microsecond is very expensive.   This is where I decided to try Mr. William Price's suggestion of 1500 feet of solid copper wire (see KeelyNet file 'RELAX1.ASC'). This length should  give  a  delay  of 1.5 microseconds.  The  first observation was a  reverse  in  the direction of current in the load circuit (mA3) and it (this reversal)  was much more than the battery current (mA2). Regardless of the   switching   rate,   on/off   ratio,    capacitor 'collector' size, or  presence of diodes the 'energy loss' curve for these 9V batteries is remarkably consistent when the average current is held constant.  (40ma for a 9V  carbon zinc battery seems optimum for an energy curve that is consistent and can be  seen  in  a short time of 20  to  30 minutes.) For a wire 'collector' the energy drain for the battery  (V2)  is  considerably  less  for  a  40  ma  'load current'.  (See chart.)

For a wide range of on/off ratio and frequency the  current  in both loops is always the same when any size ordinary capacitor is used as  the 'collector'.  This  is  for fixed resistor loads of 1, 2, 4, 12,  33, and 190 ohms.

For Bearden's portion of the circuit,  the computation of 'power in' by V2 x  mA2 x (on time)/(on plus off time) is always  greater  than the computation of 'power out' by mA3 squared times load resistance. (I have no  means  for  measuring  average  voltage  for  a  complex waveform.) With a dual trace scope on the 'source'  of  Q2  and  Q3 one can see clearly the  synchronized  switching action and the charge-discharge curves.  The 'energy'  drain  on the battery (V2) is always directly related to the average pulsed current  in the battery circuit.  This is equivalent to the energy drain for the same current in a directly connected non-switched load to the battery. For a wire 'collector' and a rather narrow range of  pulse width and frequency (see schematic notes) the current in loop Q3 reverses direction and can  be  more  than  40  times the current in loop Q2. (I've measured as much as a 60 to 1 ratio.)  Note: The wire does not need to be in a coil form.

The circuit represents a 'current (and power?) amplifier' for a wire 'collector' and a 'power control' for a capacitor 'collector'.  This conclusion is based on a measured  1  ma,  8  volt  value in loop Q2 which calculates as 8 mw. The corresponding values in loop Q3 can be up to 40 ma through 1 ohm which is 1.6  mw  for a significant power loss instead  of  a  gain. However, when the input power computation is adjusted for the actual 'time-on' for the  battery  (V2)  there  is  a computational show of power gain by as much as a factor of 25.

However, actual current flow is not  only  determined by the voltage and load but also by:         

                   1) pulse width for both loops;

                   2) time constant for both loops; and

                   3) on-off period (frequency).

For a dramatic visual demonstration of a 'current gain', do this: set a  specific  value  of  pulse  width and frequency  for  an ordinary 1 uf metal film capacitor 'collector' so that current  in both the Q2 and Q3 loops is 4 ma. When a wire  coil of 40 ft. #22 solid  magnet  wire  is  substituted without changing anything else the current reverses direction in the Q3 loop, the current in loop Q2 drops to 1 ma, and  the  current  in loop Q3 increases to 40 ma. How can 40  ma (10 times more output current with 4 times less input power) be pushed through exactly the  same load by simply (and only) replacing a capacitor with a chunk of wire?

Because a 1 ohm load for a 9 volt source should theoretically  allow 9 amps.  It  is  the  switching  characteristics, time constant, and frequency which have a greater control on the resulting current than does the load or supply voltage. When using a  wire  'collector' the current ratio increases  as  the voltage for V2   increases.    This   seems   to  confirm  Bearden's theoretical discovery but the surprising  results  I  assume are the result, in part,  of  an  autotransformer effect by  means  of  self induction.

The current ratio decreases as the load increases.

The current ratio  increases  as  the  'coil  collector'  resistance decreases.

The load current increases  as  the period of the on/off cycle decreases.

It will be  hard for many to realize that it is impossible to have a 'closed system' with the new insight of reality as summarized by Tom Beardon.                       


The following is the description for  components used in the circuit TOD.GIF.

              Part               Part                                  Part                             Radio Shack

        Designation          Type                               Number                            Number

            TL555       CMOS Timer                         TL555                            276-1718    

            Q1-Q3      Power MOSFET                IRF510 or 511                    276-2072     

            R1             Potentiometer                       10,000 ohm

            R2             Potentiometer                        5,000 ohm

            R3             Potentiometer                        5,000 ohm

            R4             Potentiometer                         5,000 ohm

            R5             Potentiometer                         5,000 ohm

            R6             Potentiometer                         5,000 ohm

            C1            Capacitor                                0.1 or 0.68uf

Potentiometers R1 through  R6  should  be  set  at   the   following approximate values and  should  be adjusted for the maximum gain for your circuit, they adjust the on/off time of the 555 timer :

          R1 -  ~7K ohm             resistor             R4 - ~190 ohm             resistor

          R2 - ~100 ohm             resistor             R5 - ~190 ohm             resistor

          R3 - ~470 ohm             resistor             R6 - ~2.2Kohm            resistor

(These initial values may vary depending on the Qn MOSFETs)

The Power MOSFETs are used as high speed switches.

The Load is a 1 to 4 ohm fixed resistor.   Greater  resistor  values will reduce the current ratio when using a wire coil as a collector.

Current is always a function of the settings for R1  and R2.  Adjust the frequency to   about   3kHZ  with  a  pulse  width  of  about  2 microseconds for a current amplification  of  at least 40 to 1 which translates to a 25 over-unity gain in power out.

The "collector" is  a wire coil.  Coils which give  similar  results are ;

            (1)        500 foot coil of solid core, 12 gauge copper wire,

            (2)        100 foot coils of 22 gauge solid hookup wire, and

            (3)        40 foot coils of #22 magnet wire.

The important thing to note is the inverter should be set-up so Q2 is ON and Q3  is  OFF and vice versa and the pulse shapes are preserved as much as possible going into Q2  and  Q3.   The  MOSFETs  must  be REALLY OFF or parasitic current losses will occur."


Specifications:   Speed               40 Kph on level ground.

                         Range               30 Kms approximately.

                         Motor               900 Watts shunt wound.

                         Controller          Bipolar transistor P.W.M.

                         Battery type       NS40ZALX3 Lead acid 36 Volt.

Charger included (toroid core), registration expired, selling well below cost.

Price on application to Randal.


The next meeting will be held on the third Friday once again, at the usual time of 7.30 PM, the date being :  FRIDAY 18TH.

The video for this meeting will be:  PODMOD

The usual applies in that please bring $3.00 to cover video purchase and newsletter printing and postage, and something for supper would be appreciated.

I hope to see you all at the next meeting !!!!