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 wall.

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 viewing plastic.

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 researchers.

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.

New Insights

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 magnetic impulses.

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 the screen.

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 capacitive coupling).

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 it.

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. Who knows...

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