Re: Wireless Electricity -- Bunk? ( Nope!

Paul Dietz (
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 20:04:52 +0000

> It is not avoided. It is necessary for the system to work. Operating at
> the 7 hz base or other higher harmonic of the Earth, a power transmitter
> operates as an RL tank type circuit, which is highly efficient, between
> ground and the atmosphere.

Yes, there is a natural frequency for oscillations of potential
between the ionosphere and the ground (Schumann Resonance).
No, you can't use it to efficiently transmit power. The
ionosphere/ground make a rather lossy waveguide, and the
losses to currents induced in the air/ground/ocean will overwhelm
anything one could pull out with receivers. A receiver of practical
size would be able to pull very little power out of these

I do understand the Loonies on KeelyNet say otherwise.