Bob Nelson at Rex Research had sent a link to the Squire tree antenna
patent and how it applies to the MagCap claims of extracting electrical
energy from trees. The links are currently posted as news on
keelynet.com and will end up in the May 2006 Archive for future reference.
That reminded me of the Tate power module which also claimed low voltage
from ambient electrical energy. It turns out Bob Nelson has a great
file on his site which even provides a circuit. Tate claims RF below
1mhz will produce as much as 2.1 volts but I didn't find a current
rating (amps)...though he mentions milliwatts.
Now MagCap says there doesn't appear to be a limit to how many
electrical taps you can put into trees...thats just parallel power taps
but still it awakens interest in the idea though I do think its possibly
a combination of ambient RF AND electrostatic DC taken from the
Note MagCaps statement that they must clean the power...which sounds
like rectification of RF for storage as DC.
Our friend George Wiseman at eagle-research.com years ago showed a
simple circuit which would accumulate such aerial voltages from an
antenna, enough to flash an LED or provide a small periodic electrical
discharge, but it does have to accumulate. Check out this page for some
of his intriguing work in this area;
"We start with radio and TV frequencies. The energy from these
frequencies can easily be absorbed by various shaped antennas. This
energy is available pretty well anywhere, but in any particular location
you need to design antennas to absorb the type of energy available
there. There are people who live near large transmitters that draw
substancial amounts of power 'free'. You can learn more about this in
the 'Free Energy Accumulator' document."
For the 'Home Improvement' Tim Allens among us who want 'MORE
POWER'....there are the claims of a fellow about 5 years ago which
report extracting considerable SUSTAINED power from a combination of
doped electrets and long wire or large surface antennas over which wind
blew though it would work with still air, the real power came from
moving air or snow or particulates which appear to hold charge.
Much of our communications were written up and posted to the eScribe
list which is unfortunately still down so that isn't easily accessible,
however, the inventor did report his many experiments with doping agents
including teflon to intensify the amount of power that electrets could
accumulate. He even wrote up a file on it at;
So I wouldn't get all wound up about MagCap as something new or radical,
though it is interesting, there is lots of information to show it has
been done before as various versions.
Some people 'repackage' old ideas trying to gin up interest and link
themselves into it...such is the case with the DeSeversky Ionic flight
device which has been renamed 'lifters' with no reference to the
original experiments and research. Though it has long been on KeelyNet
as the DeSeversky original info at;
One company even went so far as to claim you could levitate heavy items
and used those claims to draw investors who knew nothing about the
history and capabilities of such ionic flight techniques.
Such people don't do their homework or consult with any person or
website which would possibly shed light on the subject with which to
allow them to make a determination of worthiness for investment.
At any rate, MagCap seems sincere in their claims though I don't think
they have tested the true source of the power adequately, nor have they
done research into 'prior art' that will negate their attempts at
patents if challenged on it.
Jerry Decker - http://www.keelynet.com
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