A possible Key to the VTA - 7/13/97
During the year of 1993, I received a call from a fellow by the name of
Donny Watson. He lived in Lancaster and had called to talk about various free
energy devices, particularly Floyd Sweets VTA (vacuum triode amplifier).
Donny claimed he had made a device that was producing anomalous amounts of
energy, not large quantities, but definitely overunity. This particular unit
was a rotary mechanical unit that as I recall was based on collecting back
emf. I of course asked to see the device, but Donny was reticent.
We met for lunch and on several other occasions, becoming friends in the
process. Though I never saw any machine, I did see Donny's work area and he
had a lot of parts and some equipment, but out of all the time I knew him, he
showed me nothing.
After several months of periodic discussion and meetings, we had a falling
out and I did not hear from Donny again.
At the 1994 ISNE conference in Denver, I was surprised to hear that 'a Donny
Watson' would be speaking on the Sweet VTA and his work to duplicate it.
Turns out it was the same Donny Watson, we became reacquainted and ended up
drinking beer late into the night, swapping all kinds of goodies.
During the course of the conference, Donny showed me two magnets, they were
both BaFe (barium ferrite) 4" X 6" by 1/2" thick. One was 'programmed', the
other was not.
Using a piece of magnetic field viewing plastic to view the unprogrammed
magnet, I could clearly see the south pole on one face and the north pole on
the other face, separated at the middle of the 1/2" magnet width by the Bloch
However, in the programmed magnet, the south pole did not stop at the
midpoint, but wrapped up onto the face of the north pole section, extending
inward from the edge by about 1/4". That is where the Bloch wall HAD MOVED.
It was like altering the duty cycle of a square wave, where a normal magnet
would be analogous to a South/North relationship of 50:50, the programmed
magnet was now something like 70:30. Quite amazing!
Additionally, there was a bubble within the top North pole face, looking much
like an air bubble in water covered by plastic. When you put another
magnet near this bubble, IT MOVED away, just like pressing on a sheet of
plastic to move the captive air bubble.
Don said the programming did not always take, but that you could just do it
again, using the same magnet until it did. Also that some magnets were
imperfect, having internal fractures not visible without using the magnetic
The slabs were also sensitive to shock or outside stimulus which would kill
the programmed effect and necessitate the magnet being reprogrammed.
Although I've never seen any working models of the Sweet device from anyone,
this observation of the magnets was the closest I'd come, so Don Watson has my
vote of confidence at this point and he is to be commended for figuring out
how to produce the effect but also for sharing this information for other
Don was working in downtown Dallas last year for an InterNet service provider.
I stopped in to see him a couple of times and we'd have lunch to shoot the
breeze. Shortly after that, about 5 months ago, I got an email from him
saying he had moved to the Northeast, somewhere near Maine. That was the last
time I heard anything from Don.
The reason I have written this short paper is because in the last few
days, I've been thinking a lot about the VTA and it struck me what must be
going on in the programmed slab magnet.
The only way you could have a bubble inside of the north face is if that
bubble was of a different polarity, i.e. south, with the bubble edge being
ANOTHER bloch wall.
You must have a difference to be able to measure anything, homogeneity means
harmony, no polarity and equates to zero, though there appears to ALWAYS be
minor fluctuations since nothing is ever TRULY in balance.
I always thought the trick of the VTA was to cause the Bloch wall to vibrate
in the presence of a coil of wire. Anytime you have a change of magnetic
polarity near a conductor, you have an induced current, when that polarity
changes, the current changes and in effect, PUMPS the energy out.
Since this artifically created South pole in the form of the moving bubble
floating on the North pole face can easily move, it can easily be made to
vibrate, possibly over a contained area.
If you place a coil of wire around the bubble, creating a constained area, you
could push the bubble back and forth in a controlled fashion with very small
Now, if you place another coil of wire, in such a way that the bubble edge
moves back and forth across this coil, then you will induce a changing current
that can be extracted.
If the coil tapping the energy is bifilar, it would not suffer magnetic
repulsions due to back emf. If under load, it would work like a homopolar
generator, where the dissipation of produced power for any size load would not
increase the energy needed to drive the motor driving the generator.
Another key point, I think, is that the bubble must be TUNED to the frequency
it will be driven at, 60cps, to get the greatest Q (coupling of energy).
Resonance is thus necessary to be able to tap the extra energy. Much like
tapping a swing at precisely the right moment, with precisely enough energy to
overcome internal resistances, eventually the inertia of the mass (or energy)
will reach a point where other forces can be added and tapped.
Alan Dubla has recently put up a New Site dedicated to the Sweet VTA. Alan has
achieved what appears to be the same magnetic bubble that Don did.
In closing, there is one other point I'd like to make, when I asked Donny
about the programming of the magnet with the 60cps wave, he said it could be
any frequency. Don also said that once a magnet was programmed, you could
touch a scope probe to the magnet and you would see a VERY WEAK 60cps wave on
I asked if this could be simply picking up background 60cps from the wall
wiring and Don insisted it was not. I did not see this test since we were at
the conference and he was just describing it. Perhaps he programmed in
another frequency and could see that on the scope, maybe even put the magnet
and scope in a Faraday cage. Lots of room for experiment here.
A correlation to this, when the late Dr. Andrija Puharich was in Dallas a few
years ago, some of our group had the opportunity to hang out with him for the
week he was here. A totally fascinating man...
He had invented what is called the TESLAR watch, which was a thick digital
watch containing a small Faraday cage surrounding a scalar oscillator. The
idea being that scalar waves reflect as pure electric waves (Hoopers' Motional
field) which have no magnetic field (thus won't be inductively sapped by
encountering metal) and which have no electrostatic field (won't be sapped by
The oscillator was tuned to the 7.8cps Schumann peak and thus was to protect
the users from ELF signals by saturating the body with the 7.8cps, keyed to
the Earth frequency where the ELF would be dissipated by resonance.
It is very difficult to measure ELF signals electronically and thrice
multiplied by them being scalar. When someone asked Puharich how could you
measure the output of the TESLAR watch to know it was working, he said it took
complex equipment to do it and there was no simple way he knew of.
At that, a fellow in the audience said he had been able to measure the TESLAR
output by placing a penny on the watch face, then touching a scope probe to
the penny. This would provide a signal of the ELF for viewing on the
scope. Puharich was startled by this comment and promised to check into
There might be a way to tap scalar energy using this means, but I think it
was leakage into the driving circuit or there was a break in the Faraday cage.
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