A S T R O  S A


Adelaide Branch

Welcome to the February edition of the newsletter. This month has seen another influx of information from all over the place particularly with respect to the Trippett and the MRA devices. I hope you find this information interesting and useful.


This months meeting began at 8.1OPM with 19 people present and no apologies. Kevin began proceedings with the Treasurers report in which it was agreed to subscribe to the Extraordinary Science magazine and to pay Tony $90 to buy more computer games ...   sorry, that should read subscribe to Intemet. I followed with the Secretaries report, firstly reading out the incoming mail which consisted of information on the Split Cycle engine from Daryl, the Victorian ASTRO newsheet, and letters from interstate via Cliff, Raphael and Robert Michaels. (see article later in this edition) Roger then gave a report on the latest Insider newsletter from Dennis Lee and Tony gave a quick rundown on the most recent MRA device information, complete with an example of the type of magnet used in the device. Dino gave us some more computer smog talk and mentioned a power lead which is supposed to reduce both power consumption and radiation emissions. Ian then offered his DIY version using rubbish bag ties and Randal passed around an article which appeared in the Sunday Mail about a "solar"car which has been built in WA. We then moved on to the main event with Caroline giving a presentation on her Gravity Wheel invention which brought about a lot of discussion. Finally the Dennis Lee video was shown, although from the comments I wish I had taken Tony's request and shown Play School instead! However things picked up when the tea and coffee came out with lots of discussions taking place until the midnight curfew.


After a drought of information and experimentation locally, a 27 page document arrived in the mail the other day, written by Robert Adams and entitled "SPECIAL REPORT ON THE ADAMS MOTOR." This was written in late 1994 and will be available for your perusal at the next meeting.


The committee have had a discussion regarding the cost to the group of the newsletter. We are at the moment running at a loss (ASTRO spends approx. $400 per year in photocopying and postage costs) with the bottom line being that the members who regularly come to meetings are subsidising those who don't. We have decided therefore to cut back the number of newsletters sent out after non attendance to two and to increase yearly subscriptions from $10 to $12. (This is base level cost with neither myself nor ASTRO making any profit.) If you don't attend meetings regularly and still want to get newsletters you will have to arrange with me to pay for them on a subscription basis. I have also been approached to exchange newsletters for information, but this is not an option as lots of people provide information for the newsletter which is what it is about after all it is YOUR newsletter, I just pick out the good bits and put it together! Finally to keep the record straight, we do send out free copies to the other ASTRO groups in Melbourne, Sydney and Byron Bay. This is seen to be the best way to get a lot of coverage for the information that we put out in this newsletter and in fact several members of these groups have individually subscribed after reading their local ASTRO group's copy.



You may be wondering why there is a picture of a cat on this page, and what has it got to do with free energy? Well by the time you finish reading this newsletter, you will know!!!! (I thought this would be a good way to get Dino to read each page of the newsletter he likes a challenge)



In a recent Sunday Mail was an article on a new power plant for an electric vehicle. The description of it has all the indications that it is an LTPC type device driving a turbine with the refrigerant as per Dennis Lee and George Wiseman. Roger is attempting to contact the company involved to find out more details, so hopefully there will be more to report next month.





Continuing on from last month's article, here is the next instalment on the MRA device which was downloaded from Internet\Keelynet by Tony.

"The MRA is essentially a means of releasing the electrical energy stored in magnets. As such, it is an AC battery with DC output. It can be used for a portable, selfcharging power supply with a solid state oscillator and rechargeable battery. This device incorporates power multiplication principles using multiple resonances as claimed by Keely and Hendershott. It also corresponds in some ways with Floyd Sweet's VTA and Joe Parr's energy spheres from pyramids.

Once the unit has been assembled, put a voltmeter across the output resistor to monitor the voltage rise as the circuit is tuned. Adjust the oscillator frequency to provide the highest DC output. During this process, be aware that the voltages across the piezo and the coil will be VERY MUCH HIGHER than the signal level which you are applying. We have seen combined voltages of almost 1000VAC with only 30VAC of signal input.

When the circuit is tuned, the magnet will be "singing" at around 8000 to 11000Hz. If the piezo sings, you are exceeding its power capabilities, and will need to reduce the number of turns on your primary. The frequency that resonates both the piezo and the magnet at optimum resonance will be three times (three octaves above) the frequency at which the magnet is singing. This is the nine harmonics that are mentioned in the Rule of Nines.

To test the circuit, place a precision, high wattage, low ohm resistor in series with the output from the oscillator to the piezo, and measure the voltage drop. It should be very small, less than 0.1VAC. Use this value to determine current in the series circuit, and then calculate power.

Next, measure the DC voltage across your output load resistor, and once again calculate power. You should be between three to four times above the previously calculated input power.

Once the circuit is in operation, you will note that the voltage Will vary by 0.1VDC or more, depending upon the time of day. This is due to the nature of etheric forces inherent to the earth's magnetic field. Watch for peak voltage at or before sunrise.

In our circuit, we measured 0.084VAC drop across a two ohm series resistor, for a total of 0.685W dissipation in the primary. With this, we attained 2.75W of output power, and used this to drive a lamp and a motor. Increasing the signal voltage had the effect of decreasing the primary current while boosting output power, thus improving the power gain ratio. We believe that larger power systems can be built by using larger coils, more Piezos, and a lower frequency, as long as the aggregate combination is within the resonant frequency range of the components.

The initial MRA circuit is something on the order of  1:5 and is believed to be scaleable. Joel says the coil he had wound around the barium ferrite magnet was not in the least precision and he is of the mind that a huge coil surrounding the magnet will produce a proportional increase in power.

So, here is a wonderful opportunity to build a pioneering device. If you have questions or suggestions, you may direct them to Joel McClain or Norman Wootan at KeelyNet."

Some later information has included a description of the original parts used in this device. I don't know if this particular transducer is available in Australia, but here is the parts list for those who want to go searching.

Transducer: Barium Titanate transducer made for the ultrasonic heads in the ultrasonic welders used in the plastics industry. It  is 2 inches outside diameter with a 5/8th inch hole through the centre with a thickness of 3/I6th of an inch with a silver layer on each side for soldering leads onto. This unit is rated at 50 Watts.

Magnet: This is from an IBM hard drive and is as follows: ADB 7 inches long by 2 inches by 2 inches with the magnetic Bloch Wall across the thickness.

Coil windings: The wire which has given best results seems to be 22 gauge stranded (it is mentioned not to use solid wire) Turns ratios which have been tried are I50 turns on the primary and 150 turns on the secondary (1:1) and 300 on the primary and 150 on the secondary (2: 1)

I have something like 58 pages of new information that Tony has given to me plus he is collecting more as it comes onto Internet. If you are building one of these devices and need the latest info either contact me to get a complete hard copy, or if you are a computerhead get the info straight off the Internet or via modem from Tony. Contact Tony or myself for his Internet address.


I have just found out some details about this group who formed last year in Western Australia. At the moment they have regular meetings and have formulated a plan to build a Searle type device. Their contact is Steve Walker who puts out a newsletter once a month to keep people up to date with the latest news. Membership fees for joining the group are $30 and their address is PO Box 6, Cunderdin, 6407.


In an earlier newsletter (very much earlier) I requested if anybody had any information on the Mueller magnetic motor. Daryl has sent over the information below and his personal opinion is that it probably doesn't work because the work in is equal to the work out. He also says that someone else may see an idea in there somewhere, so here is the drawing.


The April I994 edition of Popular Mechanics carried an article on a new brushless DC motor produced by a company called Kaman Electromagnetics in America. The interesting thing about it is that it puts out 430 IIP but only weighs 320 pounds. The motor is disc shaped, is about 2 ft. in diameter and has an output shaft that is only 8 inches long, which makes it about one third the size and weight of a conventional DC equivalent BP motor. The rotor has been described as flywheel like and uses rare earth magnets. Electronics control the speed of the unit and is designed to be used in electric vehicles.


I received a letter from Robert Michaels from Queensland this month in which he shares, after much researching, some of his ideas on Beardon's work. This was to do with the collectors that Beardon / Trippett are suggesting using. Robert sent a lot of mathematics with the letter which was four pages long, so what I shall do is try and pick out the main points and make the full letter available for those who wish to work seriously with it.

"Lee Trippett is slightly off track when he discusses relaxation times for wires. This is simply not a parameter which suppliers of wire would have to deal with. The term itself only arises in a few areas of physics, but of course it is its electrical significance which interests us: RELAXATION TIME can be defined by 3 other fairly familiar parameters: PERMITIVITY OF FREE SPACE, RELATIVE PERMITIVITY, and RESISTIVITY, which in a nutshell (formula) is T rel = eo x er x  rho where eo = 8.85 x 10-12 F/m. er is variable with the material, (also known as the dielectric constant) and rho = resistivity. These two quantities can be looked up for many materials in reference works or textbooks, but you will soon begin to see that even for a particular material eg. Zinc Sulphide, values will vary. eg. ZnS has a rho of about 7 x 10-6 to 9 x 10-2 and an er of 17 to 202. On your calculators you will see that this would produce a relax. time of far less than a usec. Although this does not mean that the switching frequency will be beyond the megahertz range, it would be better with something a bit slower, which is why Beardon recommends DOPING materials. Of course it is rather hard for laymen with little capital and / or access to exotic materials (like me) to both obtain and measure these things that is why teamwork is so needful.

Another reason why we should work with "slower 'materials is the effects which high frequency switching will in turn have on the dielectric property of the material. To some, this may sound like a back to front statement, as it is the material's properties which determines its relaxation time in the first place, but as indicated by Trippett, the OFF period can be made up to ten times as long as the ON period, or longer, meaning in effect that the switching/pulsing frequency could be ten times lower than what it would be if the ON and OFF periods were equal. In other words Beardon's theory does not require very fast switching times. As hinted above, WATER itself could be used as a dielectric between metallic pipes or plates to make a capacitive collector. Since its average er is about 80 and it's rho is about 2.5 x 10+5 ohm at room temperature, then its relaxation time can easily be calculated as 0.18 millisecs not too short or too long. (I wonder if Stan Meyer knows this?)

It is important to make sure that your capacitive collector has no inductive element in it - a non-inductive capacitor, as described above, it is simply made out of any number of parallel plates the AREA to LENGTH ratio plays a role here a cubic or rectangular block could be used, with plates above and below, but even then an inductive element would be introduced! From my calculations one should keep the A/L ratio higher than 6000: 1. As a practical example, for water this would equate to 6 plates each of 1sq.m. put together with a separation "length" of 1 min between each, or 60 plates each of 0.316 m. (0.1 sq.m.) and 1mm separation"

More to follow next month!


Continuing on from last month, this is part two of a four part article written by Caroline on her invention. She is very interested in getting feedback from people and is particularly keen to obtain some help in the area of mathematic calculations of the device.


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: SPLIT CYCLE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY.

Also at this meeting, Ashley is going to bring along his sound/light entrainment device to demonstrate, and for those game enough, to try out.

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 !!!!


I nearly forgot ........................The cat!!! Take six black cats and place them on a north facing ,window sill on a sunny winters day. At night stack the six pre warmed cats around you in bed and you have a form of solar heating. Damn! there is a flaw in the design and it's not free energy because you have to feed them. Maybe all is not lost , because if you calculate the amount of energy in a can of cat food, then work out the amount of energy that can be created from cat poo plus the number of BTUS of heat they transfer to you in bed plus ..............................................