A S T R O  S A


Adelaide Branch

Welcome to the February ‘96 edition of the newsletter. I am once again computerless and so thanks must go to Peter for the loan of his machine, and Ashley for the help in writing this month’s copy. This year has been really slow as far as new information and activities, especially from interstate where nothing has been heard so far. Maybe everyone is still in holiday mode.


The January meeting’s attendance was down a bit from previous months with 20 people coming along, possibly the result of holiday hangovers. The meeting began at 8.10PM with Dan presenting the Treasurers report - we have a very healthy bank balance of $380 and even with payment to Peter for the Extraordinary Science subscription, we still have over $200 left. Next came the Secretaries report in which I presented the latest ASTRO Networks Vic. news sheet, plus information regarding the upcoming UFO Expo in Melbourne to be held in the third week in February. George has been asked to talk at this conference, so any others wishing to go may want to connect with George regarding sharing travel expenses.

The meeting then went onto general discussion in which I reported on the performance of the fuel saving devices fitted to my car. I have noted that the economy increases dramatically on very hot days which indicates that the vaporisation theory is a valid one. Average economy is up around 40 - 42 MPG, a big change from the original 28 MPG! The previous problem of rough idling, caused by an air leak in the heat affected rubber hose, has now been corrected by fitting a Teflon hose to the hot air line. Randal continued this subject with an explanation of how he has fitted a microswitch version of a fuel cut off on his wife’s car. This has given an extra 50 Kms out of each tankful. Andrew gave a description of a new steam generator that he is planning to install on his 2 litre Sigma - hopefully we will see some results by next meeting. Damien tried his sales pitch on the group with the Royale engine additive. This bonds to the pistons and cylinder walls, putting a positive charge on both and reducing friction, but it needs to be added at each oil change. Find a Neways dealer, give him or her $25 and it’s yours!

Tony’s input from this months Internet gatherings, included plans for a new device based on Henry Morays work (see article later in this newsletter); an item regarding recent Japanese interest in the Howard Johnson magnetic motor patents, which expire soon; using OPTO isolators to pick up scalar waves, and his Magneto Electroencephalograph Sensing device that he is currently working on. Roger then asked for assistance in locating a book called “A Cure for all Diseases” by Hulda Clark. He then very generously offered to provide the group with a TV set (for our increased viewing pleasure) in return for one years subscription - cheap at twice the price I thought! Michael has agreed to store it between meetings so now Dino won’t have to squint so hard to see the videos.

Our guest for the evening, Des Chilton, presented a talk on the TF Purifiner oil filtration system for diesel and petrol motors. Although somewhat expensive at $535 for a conventional car, it is a very well designed and built system and for someone doing a lot of  kilometres per year it would be an excellent system. The California EPA have recommended the fitting of this system to all vehicles  and a Mt Gambier trucking company were offered a 1,000,000Km guarantee on their engines by an oil company and associated diesel engine company NOT to use the Purifiner system - so it obviously works and saves a lot of oil!!

Finally George gave part 3, in his series of talks on Fourth Dimensional Physics. This one was subtitled “4D Origami” and was designed to target Dino by keeping him occupied for about 20 minutes cutting paper into mobius strips. (I wonder if he got the message - after going round and round in very interesting and twisted circles, you finally end up back where you started from - P.S. God says Hi Dino!!) The evening concluded with a BSRF video on Free Energy followed by the usual drinks and chat with everyone leaving by midnight.


This month we will look at some of the earlier history of how the Stirling engine came about. It was invented in 1816 by a Scottish minister, the Reverend Robert Stirling. He was 26 years old at the time and was a noted classical scholar as well as an esteemed minister and scientist - it sounds like he was an all-round smart arse. Stirling patented the design, which included an improvement called an economiser, used to regain waste heat from the process. The engine in Stirling’s patent is not only the first closed cycle air engine, but also a particularly well designed one. The placement of the piston and the displacer in the same cylinder, allowing as it does a high compression ratio, is a preferred design, even today. Engines were built for water pumping etc. back in the early 1800’s, but because the hot parts were run at a continuously high temperature, lack of suitable materials caused constant trouble with cracking and warping. These problems caused the eventual demise of the Stirling engine at this time with steam engines giving increased power and reliability. Steam engines did not have the same metallurgical problems because they ran at much lower temperatures.

There were other early types of hot air engines similar to the Stirling, the most famous being the Ericsson, invented by Swedish - American engineer, John Ericsson. These engines differed from Stirling’s in that they were “open cycle” in that they did not use the same gas over and over again, but drew in fresh air for each cycle through a set of valves. Ericsson built and sold many engines but once again problems occurred with high internal temperatures causing many destroyed pistons and valves. By 1850 he had built several successful engines and by 1860 he had sold over 3000 engines around the world for light industrial use. In the 1870’s he produced the first “sun motors” using Stirling closed cycle engines having given up on the open design because of repeated valve failures.

Many other versions of this engine were built in many different forms from water pumps to electricity generators to fans for cooling “modern houses”. The other major inventor and engine producer in this area was A. K. Rider of Philadelphia, who made a Stirling cycle engine with two power pistons and no displacer. One piston was in a hot cylinder and the other was in a cool cylinder. The cylinders were connected by a small passageway containing thin iron plates used to cool the gas. The two pistons were 90 degrees apart so that when one piston was at the top of its stroke, the other one was half way up its stroke. These engines were used extensively throughout America for pumping water.

Next month we shall progress onto some of the more recent history of this engine.


I have included a listing of the books and other written material that Ashley has sorted and catalogued. This was quite a task as the box contained three years worth of material which was basically stuffed into the box all filed under M for miscellaneous. Thankyou Ashley for carrying out this daunting task. The Video and Audio libraries will also be in better shape by the next meeting.


            Earth Energies  - Serge King

            Harmonic 695 (UFOs and Anti-Gravity)  -  Bruce Cathie

            High Tech. Holocaust  -  James Bellini

            The Devils Meridian -  Killey & Lester

            The Persecution & Trail of Gaston Naessens  - Chris. Bird

            The Secret Power of Pyramids  - Bill Schul & Ed Petit

            Project Blue Book  -  Brad Steiger

            Sarich - the Man and his Machines  - Pedr Davis


            Fighting for Infant Survival  - Baby Food Action Group  (C.A.A. Victoria.)

            The Dickenson Statement  - Ian Stephens

            Self Propulsion (A New Flying Technique) - Jose Alvarez Lopez

            Tesla Coil  - George Trinkaus

            A View of the World  -  Ian Stephens


            Extra-Ordinary Science  (4 issues/year)  1993/94/95

            New Energy News


            “A” Frame Cabin Plans  - Anon

            All about Inverters - David Copperfield

            Ambient Power Module - Joe Tate

            Bedini’s Free Energy generator - John C Bedini

            Catalyst Activated Water  - John Willard

            Compilation of Classified UFO and NWO Material  - Various

            Engineering Non-Conventional Energy Systems  - George Hathaway

            Hans Coler - (The Stromzeuger) - British Intelligence Office

            Hydrogen Vehicle System - Carl Cella

            Infinite Energy (Cold-Fusion & New Energy Tech.)  Vol. 1  Nos. 1,2 & 3

            Int. Symp. on New Energy (1994) - Comp. (P/copy of original Pt.1,2,3,4,& 5.)       

            Joe Newman (Free Energy Generator)  - Compilation.

            Magnet Motors File - Compilation.

            Magnet Motor - William Mueller

            “N” Machine - Bruce De Palma

            Nicola Tesla (Free Energy and the White Dove) - Commander “X”

            Organic Waste Treatment System - Clivus Multrum, Australia Pty Ltd.

            Some Free Energy Devices - Jorge Resines

            The Adam’s Motor - Robert Adams

            The Bauman Generator - Compilation

            The Hubbard Coil Generator - A Hubbard

            The Insider  (Compilation of Back Issues) - Dennis Lee (et al.)

            The Permanent Magnet Motor - Howard Johnson

            The Spiral Calendar (Compilation) - C Carolan (et al.)

            Water Power (Various Turbine Designs & Applications) - Compilation.


            Various Authors and Topics


As referred to in the meeting report, here is some more detailed information on the TF Purifiner that Des Chilton discussed. The aim of the device is to eliminate the problem of frequent oil changes and consequent disposal of contaminated oil, reducing environmental waste and saving money at the same time.

Contaminated oil enters through the metering jet at a low measured flow rate (approx. 6 gallons/hour) to assure maximum solid particle retention and to prevent the formation of channels through the filter.  The oil passes through the replaceable filter canister where long strand cotton fibres trap particles down to 1 micron in size (compared with 25 microns for full flow filters). The filter also absorbs and neutralises acids and sulphur compounds. The filtered oil then enters the TF Purifiner’s patented heated evaporation chamber where it is heated to approx. 195 F, and thus fuel, water and coolant are evaporated and immediately vented before they can re-condense.  The newly refined oil is gravity fed back into the crank-case with all dangerous contaminants removed, while proper viscosity is maintained and oil additives remain intact.


Sydney’s Parliament House has recently converted their standby diesel generator so that it can economically run for 15 hours per day, 5 days per week, producing electricity and hot water for the building’s occupants. The 700 KW, V12 Cummins diesel engine was originally installed to drive a generator to provide emergency power to Parliament House, the State Library, and the Sydney Hospital. The machine was only run once a week to check that it was in working order.

To minimise air pollution, the engine was converted to natural gas. The conventional and expensive conversion normally requires a spark ignition to be fitted which means spark plugs, coils, distributors and new heads. To avoid this expense, this machine was converted by providing a gas feed into the fresh air induction system and leaving the engine running on diesel. The extra fuel available from the gas makes the engine run faster, but the governor reduces the diesel feed so that the preset revolutions are maintained. This results in the engine burning about 90% gas and 10% diesel. (This is the same method that people are using on hydrogen/petrol hybrid systems.)

The cooling water for the engine, at about 90 degrees C, is passed through a heat exchanger to transfer this heat into the building’s hot water system. A second heat exchanger transfers heat from the exhaust gas, which leaves the engine at around 500 degrees C. This exchanger takes 80% of the available heat and leaves only enough heat to create sufficient stack velocity to remove the exhaust gas. The two heat exchangers recover about 800 KW of what would otherwise be waste heat and use it to heat the building’s swimming pool, showers and in the air conditioning system.

The project cost $300,000 while savings of $140,000 per year gives a payback period of just over two years. It’s good to see the “establishment” actually doing some of the things we talk about, with a result that is both conservationally and economically sound.


The following is information gleaned by Roger from a vintage car swap meet in Victoria recently :-

"At least 50% of batteries fail due to lack of use. The familiar problem of batteries not holding their charge, a condition which causes sulphating of the battery plates,  drastically reduces the current capacity of the battery. This condition can be treated with a product called Battery Max, which will prolong the useful life of the battery, often by many years. The same treatment applied to a new battery will stop these symptoms appearing at all, giving maximum possible life. One may ask why this treatment is not more widely available, a cynical answer may be that manufacturers would rather sell more batteries. The addition of a small quantity of Battery Max to each cell of a lead acid battery will effectively remove or prevent cell sulphating. It is an odourless white powder classified as non-hazardous and non-poisonous, although skin or eye contact should be avoided as the material is a mild irritant. It is supplied in a 24 gm plastic sachet together with a dispensing spoon, in an amount sufficient to treat up to a 12 plate car battery". Battery Max costs $8.00 per sachet, post paid. Bulk packs are $52.00 pp for 250 gm, or $92.00pp for 500gm, and is available from Overlander Equipment, Box 129, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280. Tel. (055) 62 6362.


An American named Bruce Perrault claims he has discovered how to build a 'cold cathode' vacuum tube, similar to the one developed by Henry Moray. Perrault's tube uses chlorine gas and he claims he has a working prototype which produces 250Watts.  He believes it is scaleable and has plans detailing one that might produce the 50KW which Moray achieved. The plans are being distributed through the International Tesla Society for $39.95.  The order number is 700032.  Their voice phone is 719-475-0918, or 800-397-0137 and their FAX is 719-475-0582.

In the present invention, new and novel improvements are apparent.  The need for an enormous collector surface no longer exists.  Transistors can now replace the outdated spark gap and or high vacuum transmission tubes.  The present invention efficiently converts ionising energy to voltages suitable for practical usage. A source of X-ray energy is provided by the present invention.  This source can be artificially generated and will not produce toxic radioisotopes. Converted energy in the present invention may be directly available for driving motors, lighting, production of heat and used in electrochemistry.

Referring now to FIG. 1 of the drawings, (1) consists of a gas tight vessel.  Provision is made for an inlet tube (2) to introduce chlorine gas (3).  Provision is made for iron sulphide electrode (4) and zinc electrode (5). Any number of electrode couples, or gas combinations may be utilised and still not depart from the spirit of this invention.  A source of ionisation (6) is provided. The chlorine gas (3) must become ionised in order for it to bombard the electrode (5).  When the chlorine gas (3) is ionised it becomes a conductor, its conductivity is a measure of its ionisation. There are a number of ways to ionise the chlorine gas (3).  X-ray energies emitted from the sun will ionise the chlorine gas (3).  Radioactive materials will ionise the chlorine gas (3).  Pulsating high-voltage produced by an electrical transformer will ionise the chlorine gas (3). If an electronic ionising source (6) is used, once started, the energy produced by said invention will keep the electronic circuit energised. Initially the electronic circuit must be primed by an outside power source (7).  When said invention begins generating electrical energy the external source (7) is no longer needed.  A small rechargeable battery may be used as the external source (7).  Said invention will keep the external source (7) fully charged.

The output can be varied from a non-pulsating, direct current, to a high frequency pulsating output.  The output pulsation rate is varied by the rate in which the electronic ionising source (6) pulsates. The pulsation rate of the ionising source (6) is determined by its circuit characteristics.

If you want to pursue this device any further, the full text and drawings are available in the ASTRO library.


Japan suffered through a searing drought in 1994 and the driest areas tended to be the furthest from sources of electricity needed to keep the irrigation pumps going. A Shimane University Professor has a solution. His storage system collects rainwater during the wet season and then uses solar power during the dry spells to pump the water where it is needed. To the traditional rain-barrel he has added new wrinkles. Solar Cells and a battery collect and store energy while a filter and a syphon remove impurities. Although the water still isn’t fit to drink, it is fine for watering small farm plots. Two Japanese companies are currently making larger systems which can hold more than 750 gallons.




This will once again be held at 7.30PM on the second Friday of the month, this time being:  






Part 4 of “Fourth Dimensional Origami” with George C

Valerie Judkin will talk about “Accessing the Intuitive Function” ( Designed to target the overly critical mind function prevailing in certain ‘data junkies’)

Video:  Daniel Winter’s “Correspondences” - dealing with free energy devices.


  Don’t forget to bring along $3 to cover newsletter and video library costs and something for supper. Hope to see you all next month.