From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Re: Solid State Tesla Coil Success!
Date: 28 Dec 2002 11:49:17 -0800
Organization: Rowland Institute
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> Meanwhile, fear builds among the experimenters themselves.
> Who knows whether these guys might use it against you next ?
> You would become the greatest threat to exposing them once
> you are done with building your gadget. ...
Nothing to build, News2020, we have the RF stuff already.
Wideband antennas, probes, mixers, sensitive amplifiers,
0.1MHz to 22GHz spectrum analyzers, high-speed scopes, etc.
Taking measurements at my test bench I can easily see the RF
stuff coming our direction, RF diathermy, FM and TV stations,
433MHz stuff, cell-phones and cell towers, 802.11b networks,
microwave ovens, 802.11a networks at 5GHz, etc., receiving
up to 12GHz and beyond with my cute little helical antenna.
The RF interference is certainly a nuisance for my sensitive
circuits, but the power levels are so low (microwatts) that
there's no health concern.
If someone were doing as you suspect, one of these various
RF items would begin to screw up and we'd surely know about
it right away. Having never seen anything like this, and
knowing the difficulty in creating something like what you
fear, and deploying it, we're confidant it doesn't exist.