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    More info coming soon.
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    • Originally posted by Nhopa View Post
      Hi dR-Green:
      Thank you for the information, I subscribed for the video.
      The waves on the beach are indeed interesting. It seems they form over the sand ripples on the bottom then some of the water flow goes under the standing waves, giving them a spin against the water flow and the rest of the water flow goes over the standing waves. This split water flow perhaps create a low pressure zone in front of these standing waves thus make these waves move upstream while they slowly rotate toward upstream. Just a thought.
      Flowing water is quite a fascinating situation, which is particularly dynamic on a beach because you can do things like poke a stick into the sand and watch how it all behaves as the water flows around the stick etc. The water also carries sand away and deposits it further down the stream, so the flowing water creates the sand ripples which create waves, but the waves also create the sand ripples through flowing over what starts as a flat surface, nothing is static or rigid about the process.

      Anyway, one of life's coincidences is that this then presents itself:

      BBC iPlayer - The Secret Life of Waves

      Outside UK:

      The Secret Life of Waves (2010) - YouTube

      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:85FDE89A77DAD2672E5C06E52A62F9 A6E1267314&dn=BBC.The.Secret.Life.of.Waves.PDTV.Xv iD.AC3.MVGroup.org.avi
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      • On dissonance and the equal temperament and Pythagorean scales

        An unstable tone combination is a dissonance; its tension demands an onward motion to a stable chord. Thus dissonant chords are "active"; traditionally they have been considered harsh and have expressed pain, grief, and conflict.
        The concept of dissonance does not belong to the domain of harmony as it is presented us by Nature [harmonic series], but is derived from voice leading [guidelines], which is an essential constituent of Art.
        In Western music, dissonance is the quality of sounds that seems unstable and has an aural need to resolve to a stable consonance.
        Consonance and dissonance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        A piano tuner uses the concept of dissonance as an indicator in order to tune the piano. When two oscillating strings are not precisely in tune with each other, what may be perceived as phasing or modulation effects occur, also known as beat frequencies. As each key on a piano consists of 3 individually tuned strings, each string must be perfectly in tune with the other two associated with the same key in order to sound good. In order to achieve this, the piano tuner makes adjustments until there are no perceivable beats or phasing. Only then is the piano key in tune with itself, and this is how incalculably fine adjustments are done by ear. Needless to say a piano tuner isn't considered a professional until he has many years of experience under his belt.

        This is the concept that also allows us to look more closely at the different scales and ideas put forth in Eric's latest presentation "Power of Aether as Related to Music and Electricity".

        For this purpose, the files 12_TET.tun 12 Tone Equal Temperament and PYTH_12.tun 12-Tone Pythagorean Scale listed in post #2371 are loaded as the scaling system for LinPlug Albino 3, which is a software virtual synthesizer plugin. It's possible to derive everything from the maths given in the presentation and to manually do everything, but someone has already done it for us and saved the mapping in a convenient file.

        The beginning of the youtube video illustrates what happens when two oscillating sources are detuned from each other. Note the phasing effect, or beat frequencies and how the rate changes according to how much one oscillator is detuned from the other. The waveform used is a sawtooth, one single note C played, and two oscillators.

        Next, C and the fourth is played using the equal temperament scale, and then the same with Pythagorean. Then C with the fifth in the same order. Note the same dissonance that was heard when the two oscillators were detuned. This time only one oscillator is used, the phasing or beat frequencies are the result of the fact that the equal temperament keys aren't precisely in tune with each other. Note how various frequencies appear and disappear displayed on the spectrum analyser. With the Pythagorean scaling, the keys match the natural harmonics. A sawtooth waveform is used with a single oscillator here again.

        Then the waveform is changed to square, and distortion is added to emphasise the harmonics. Now the dissonance speaks for itself and becomes glaringly obvious.

        Dissonance, Equal Temperament, And Pythagorean Scales (Obsolete Version) - YouTube

        [edit]Updated video with less audio/video sync issues coming soon[/edit]

        New version: Dissonance, Equal Temperament, And Pythagorean Scales - YouTube

        An excellent addition to understanding some of the things Eric talks about in the presentation is this course:

        How Music and Mathematics Relate | The Great Courses
        Last edited by dR-Green; 09-08-2015, 04:40 PM.
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        • CRI video

          Hi dR-Green:

          I had a chance to watch the Eric's CRI video twice. A couple of thoughts:

          1. Had Eric told us at the beginning not to worry about the extra coil and the importance of a very good grounding/ground antenna system under the experimental set up we would now have more people involved in the CRI with good results. I for one will start my experimentation again with the CRI based on the new instructions.

          2. Once the lighting of a small bulb is achieved then we are ready for the experimentation with the extra coil.

          3. In the video demonstrating the 12,000 feet long underground antenna's effect on AM radio reception it seemed to me that the underground telephone wire's orientation was not important and I also gathered that the wires were insulated and grounded on both ends. The reception with this set up was fantastic.

          4. What is the significance of two 6,000 feet long wire? Just as a curiosity, what would be the reception with the same AM receiver if a 12,000 feet long above ground antenna is connected to it.


          5. How the effectiveness of this telluric antenna changes with buried depth. Is there any data for that? I know Eric gives a range of depth in the video but it is not clear if the numbers are "out of the air" or based on some actual measurements.

          6. Is it necessary for the in ground antenna to be a 12,000 feet long straight line? What would be the result if this 12,000 feet wire is laid out in a zig-zag fashion with a coupling coil in the middle of it. That is 100 feet lengths back and forth 60 times then the coupling coil and then again 100 feet lengths 60 times with grounding rods at both ends.

          7. Can the superiority of the underground antenna be demonstrated with shorter length wires? What if the two shorter run is perpendicular to each other, that is at the end of one wire run the other wire run starts perpendicular to the first one?

          8. The reason for the questions in paragraphs 6. and 7. are to possibly encourage an experimenter who does not have property with 12,000 feet straight runs to build a reduced size underground antenna system to experiment with.

          Your observations about flowing water are very reveling and I can share your amazement. At one time in my life I was a white water raft guide on up to class V rivers and I am somewhat familiar with river hydraulics. I had the chance to observe how moving water creates formations that may be permanent or momentary and how the power of moving water created maybe a standing wave or a hole that is rotated upstream against the current. I also spent lots of time fly fishing in fast moving mountain streams and again an interested observer could see the endless formations that flowing water can display.

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          • Originally posted by Nhopa View Post
            Hi dR-Green:

            I had a chance to watch the Eric's CRI video twice. A couple of thoughts:

            1. Had Eric told us at the beginning not to worry about the extra coil and the importance of a very good grounding/ground antenna system under the experimental set up we would now have more people involved in the CRI with good results. I for one will start my experimentation again with the CRI based on the new instructions.

            2. Once the lighting of a small bulb is achieved then we are ready for the experimentation with the extra coil.

            3. In the video demonstrating the 12,000 feet long underground antenna's effect on AM radio reception it seemed to me that the underground telephone wire's orientation was not important and I also gathered that the wires were insulated and grounded on both ends. The reception with this set up was fantastic.

            4. What is the significance of two 6,000 feet long wire? Just as a curiosity, what would be the reception with the same AM receiver if a 12,000 feet long above ground antenna is connected to it.


            5. How the effectiveness of this telluric antenna changes with buried depth. Is there any data for that? I know Eric gives a range of depth in the video but it is not clear if the numbers are "out of the air" or based on some actual measurements.

            6. Is it necessary for the in ground antenna to be a 12,000 feet long straight line? What would be the result if this 12,000 feet wire is laid out in a zig-zag fashion with a coupling coil in the middle of it. That is 100 feet lengths back and forth 60 times then the coupling coil and then again 100 feet lengths 60 times with grounding rods at both ends.

            7. Can the superiority of the underground antenna be demonstrated with shorter length wires? What if the two shorter run is perpendicular to each other, that is at the end of one wire run the other wire run starts perpendicular to the first one?

            8. The reason for the questions in paragraphs 6. and 7. are to possibly encourage an experimenter who does not have property with 12,000 feet straight runs to build a reduced size underground antenna system to experiment with.

            Your observations about flowing water are very reveling and I can share your amazement. At one time in my life I was a white water raft guide on up to class V rivers and I am somewhat familiar with river hydraulics. I had the chance to observe how moving water creates formations that may be permanent or momentary and how the power of moving water created maybe a standing wave or a hole that is rotated upstream against the current. I also spent lots of time fly fishing in fast moving mountain streams and again an interested observer could see the endless formations that flowing water can display.
            @ Nhopa: Your questions were asked of dR-Green but my answers to you from your list is as follows:

            1, Eric did say it from the beginning, (Iíve mentioned it too) the Extra coil can be omitted until one has mastered the secondary coil alone. This for both CRI and TMT / CIG rig set up. Extra good grounding for receiving telluric signals is indeed essential. (Remember the video: 24 ground rods into a salt marsh connected to a massive copper bus)Ö Anyway good that youíve picked this up now.

            2, Likely, a really small grain of rice bulb with secondary alone.. Then experiment with an Extra-coil.

            3,4, ? Not sure.

            5, Not sure either about the effectiveness against depth. I donít think any data from Eric has been given. It might depend on soil type or even surface area in contact with the ground. So a larger diameter pipe should work better than a thin one, given the same length. - I asked ďhow deepĒ once and Eric simply said how deep can you go? The Earth is hollow. - Most likely the deeper the better.

            6, Likely not optimised by a zig zag, but sounds as if it might still work?

            7, Donít know. Experiment and see.

            8, Most people donít have a large property, so any manner to adapt to your own situation would be acceptable. Letís hope more people do get involved.
            "Doesn't matter how many times you kick the coyote in the head, it's still gonna eat chickens". - EPD

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            • Originally posted by dR-Green View Post
              On dissonance and the equal temperament and Pythagorean scales







              Consonance and dissonance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

              A piano tuner uses the concept of dissonance as an indicator in order to tune the piano. When two oscillating strings are not precisely in tune with each other, what may be perceived as phasing or modulation effects occur, also known as beat frequencies. As each key on a piano consists of 3 individually tuned strings, each string must be perfectly in tune with the other two associated with the same key in order to sound good. In order to achieve this, the piano tuner makes adjustments until there are no perceivable beats or phasing. Only then is the piano key in tune with itself, and this is how incalculably fine adjustments are done by ear. Needless to say a piano tuner isn't considered a professional until he has many years of experience under his belt.

              This is the concept that also allows us to look more closely at the different scales and ideas put forth in Eric's latest presentation "Power of Aether as Related to Music and Electricity".

              For this purpose, the files 12_TET.tun 12 Tone Equal Temperament and PYTH_12.tun 12-Tone Pythagorean Scale listed in post #2371 are loaded as the scaling system for LinPlug Albino 3, which is a software virtual synthesizer plugin. It's possible to derive everything from the maths given in the presentation and to manually do everything, but someone has already done it for us and saved the mapping in a convenient file.

              The beginning of the youtube video illustrates what happens when two oscillating sources are detuned from each other. Note the phasing effect, or beat frequencies and how the rate changes according to how much one oscillator is detuned from the other. The waveform used is a sawtooth, one single note C played, and two oscillators.

              Next, C and the fourth is played using the equal temperament scale, and then the same with Pythagorean. Then C with the fifth in the same order. Note the same dissonance that was heard when the two oscillators were detuned. This time only one oscillator is used, the phasing or beat frequencies are the result of the fact that the equal temperament keys aren't precisely in tune with each other. Note how various frequencies appear and disappear displayed on the spectrum analyser. With the Pythagorean scaling, the keys match the natural harmonics. A sawtooth waveform is used with a single oscillator here again.

              Then the waveform is changed to square, and distortion is added to emphasise the harmonics. Now the dissonance speaks for itself and becomes glaringly obvious.

              Dissonance, Equal Temperament, And Pythagorean Scales - YouTube

              [edit]Updated video with less audio/video sync issues coming soon[/edit]

              An excellent addition to understanding some of the things Eric talks about in the presentation is this course:

              How Music and Mathematics Relate | The Great Courses
              @ dR-Green. Great that you could put that demo together! It does help and highlight the difference between equal temperament and Pythagorean temperaments. The C and fifth does sound more harmonious, but to me often the harshness actually sounds good too.

              You might experiment with Pythagorean temperament ideas with you own music production?

              I have stood in front of my friendsí invention / device which consists of ten pairs of speakers, (twenty in total). Each pair of speakers has its own amplifier and each amplifier is driven with its own discrete frequency all controlled from a PC and certain software. All of the frequencies are derived and based around the golden ratio. The reason for so many speakers is because one speaker could not physically reproduce the complexity of the sound. Standing in front and listening to this device for a time really moves you. There are nodes of sound that can be found by moving around in the space between them. It becomes a little addictive, seems to have strange effects on onesí consciousness etc.

              My friend is also a fan of Eric and his work, so Iím sure he might try and develop sounds with his device based on Pythagorean temperament.
              "Doesn't matter how many times you kick the coyote in the head, it's still gonna eat chickens". - EPD

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              • Originally posted by Sputins View Post
                @ dR-Green. Great that you could put that demo together! It does help and highlight the difference between equal temperament and Pythagorean temperaments. The C and fifth does sound more harmonious, but to me often the harshness actually sounds good too.
                Glad it helped, I'll upload a better video tomorrow for a full audio and visual representation, currently rendering and I'll be asleep by the time it's done. In the meantime, in electronic music there's nothing more boring and flat sounding than pure unchanging waveforms so the dissonance can be used as an effect or to create the sound itself, as well as a rhythmic component etc just from two pure waveforms, which is a good starting point for making more complex sounds, and somewhat more natural sounding in that it changes over time rather than being a perfect digital reproduction of each cycle.

                Technical Itch - Elevation (SPL Remix) / Video: Saturn V - YouTube
                Last edited by dR-Green; 09-07-2015, 05:16 AM.
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                • New CRI

                  Hi Sputins and all active members:

                  Thank you for the reply. The reason my previous e-mal was addressed to dR-Green is that it seemed to me he is the one who was back from "vacation" and always ready to respond. I hope beside you other members are reading the various posts. Anyone who is still participating in this forum should see Eric's CRI video and give it another try with the experiment.

                  Currently I am working on my new grounding system. I have five 8 feet long copper clad steel rods in the ground in a semi star radial fashion. One rod in the center and four more rods on a 17 feet radius semi circle placed 60 degree apart. Ordinarily I would connect the four rods to the center one with #6 bare copper wire and into the house also using #6 wire, But with Eric's recommended set up I could use #10 0r #12 bare copper wire except I need the depth. As deep as you can go is not good enough, here in the desert is not easy to dig a 6" wide x 24" deep (or deeper) trench between every rod or for a total of about 200 feet!

                  Also I am wondering if I connect every rod to every other rod as Eric shows it in the video do I reduce the systems effectiveness as a ground that is I kind of "short circuit" the grounding rods? I think I can experiment with my set up first properly connecting as my previously posted reference shows it and then add Eric's extra wires between all ground rods. It seems to me that what Eric is recommending is more of an underground antenna system than a ground.

                  I will keep you all posted on the progress.

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                  • Originally posted by Nhopa View Post
                    Hi dR-Green:

                    I had a chance to watch the Eric's CRI video twice. A couple of thoughts:

                    1. Had Eric told us at the beginning not to worry about the extra coil and the importance of a very good grounding/ground antenna system under the experimental set up we would now have more people involved in the CRI with good results. I for one will start my experimentation again with the CRI based on the new instructions.

                    2. Once the lighting of a small bulb is achieved then we are ready for the experimentation with the extra coil.

                    3. In the video demonstrating the 12,000 feet long underground antenna's effect on AM radio reception it seemed to me that the underground telephone wire's orientation was not important and I also gathered that the wires were insulated and grounded on both ends. The reception with this set up was fantastic.

                    4. What is the significance of two 6,000 feet long wire? Just as a curiosity, what would be the reception with the same AM receiver if a 12,000 feet long above ground antenna is connected to it.


                    5. How the effectiveness of this telluric antenna changes with buried depth. Is there any data for that? I know Eric gives a range of depth in the video but it is not clear if the numbers are "out of the air" or based on some actual measurements.

                    6. Is it necessary for the in ground antenna to be a 12,000 feet long straight line? What would be the result if this 12,000 feet wire is laid out in a zig-zag fashion with a coupling coil in the middle of it. That is 100 feet lengths back and forth 60 times then the coupling coil and then again 100 feet lengths 60 times with grounding rods at both ends.

                    7. Can the superiority of the underground antenna be demonstrated with shorter length wires? What if the two shorter run is perpendicular to each other, that is at the end of one wire run the other wire run starts perpendicular to the first one?

                    8. The reason for the questions in paragraphs 6. and 7. are to possibly encourage an experimenter who does not have property with 12,000 feet straight runs to build a reduced size underground antenna system to experiment with.

                    Your observations about flowing water are very reveling and I can share your amazement. At one time in my life I was a white water raft guide on up to class V rivers and I am somewhat familiar with river hydraulics. I had the chance to observe how moving water creates formations that may be permanent or momentary and how the power of moving water created maybe a standing wave or a hole that is rotated upstream against the current. I also spent lots of time fly fishing in fast moving mountain streams and again an interested observer could see the endless formations that flowing water can display.
                    Sputins gave good answers but I'll add:

                    1. Someone had to build it to find out the extra coil was going to be too complicated/non-essential hindrance.

                    3, 4, 6. I think the 12,000 feet is just what happens to be there as a part of Eric's telluric system, or old telephone wire, I forget.

                    The main message I got from Eric for earthing for the TMT is that you don't want long continuous straight lines of wire because it causes stray inductance, so that's the reason for the zig-zag, to get rid of the unbroken long lines. Otherwise you want the arrangement to cover the greatest amount of area, to emulate a big sheet of metal in the ground through positioning the earth rods. In other words, a thousand earth rods crammed into a 10 metre diameter circle won't be much better than the 17 rod star radial, because it's the AREA that's covered by the arrangement. Which probably also relates to what you mentioned about the depth vs spacing ratio between each rod. Maybe that's because the same applies on the vertical axis as it does on the horizontal axis. [edit] On second thought, maybe not.
                    Last edited by dR-Green; 09-07-2015, 10:22 PM.
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                    • Originally posted by Sputins View Post
                      You might experiment with Pythagorean temperament ideas with you own music production?

                      I have stood in front of my friendsí invention / device which consists of ten pairs of speakers, (twenty in total). Each pair of speakers has its own amplifier and each amplifier is driven with its own discrete frequency all controlled from a PC and certain software. All of the frequencies are derived and based around the golden ratio. The reason for so many speakers is because one speaker could not physically reproduce the complexity of the sound. Standing in front and listening to this device for a time really moves you. There are nodes of sound that can be found by moving around in the space between them. It becomes a little addictive, seems to have strange effects on onesí consciousness etc.

                      My friend is also a fan of Eric and his work, so Iím sure he might try and develop sounds with his device based on Pythagorean temperament.
                      Yes it could be interesting in a lot of ways. That's an interesting sounding contraption. I suppose the nodes on that might be most interesting. The bass is always strongest on the opposite side of my room because of the size of the room and the wavelength etc, with equal temperament this and the harmonics would be moving around as different components move in and out of phase, but with the Pythagorean tuning there will be definite points where such things converge. We can see in this way how music can be written for a particular room, which won't sound good when played elsewhere. I suppose that's one of the problems the audio engineer tries to overcome already (making it consistently sound good outside the studio), but it could take it to another level if the room it's played in is designed or incorporated into the music as an instrument in the performance.
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                      • The new and improved demonstration video has landed. There have also been content changes; different waveforms and octaves have been added, and the sawtooth waveform demo of scales was removed. Also the notes are now displayed on the screen along with the frequency analyser, oscilloscope displaying waveform, and oscilloscope displaying phase angles.

                        Video position description:

                        Introducing the concept of dissonance
                        0:00-1:24 - Sawtooth waveform
                        1:24-2:56 - Sine waveform

                        Scales - Sine waveform
                        2:56-3:17 - Equal temperament C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        3:17-3:38 - Pythagorean C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        3:38-3:58 - Equal temperament C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        3:58-4:20 - Pythagorean C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        4:20-5:02 - Alternations

                        Scales - Square waveform + distortion (harmonic emphasis)
                        5:02-5:25 - Equal temperament C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        5:25-5:45 - Pythagorean C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        5:45-6:05 - Equal temperament C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        6:05-6:28 - Pythagorean C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        6:28-7:21 - Alternations

                        Scales - Organ
                        7:21-7:43 - Equal temperament C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        7:43-8:04 - Pythagorean C4 + F4 + F3 + Octaves
                        8:04-8:25 - Equal temperament C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        8:25-8:46 - Pythagorean C4 + G4 + G3 + Octaves
                        8:46-9:24 - Alternations

                        Dissonance, Equal Temperament, And Pythagorean Scales - YouTube

                        Notes: The oscilloscopes are showing the clean square waveform with no distortion.
                        The spectrum analyser is on the output bus so the distorted square signal IS going through it so it's displaying all the harmonics, not the clean square waveform spectrum.
                        Last edited by dR-Green; 09-08-2015, 04:10 AM.
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                        • Cri

                          Hi to all experimenters:

                          The point of the following discussion is to try to find out what do we need material wise to follow/duplicate Eric's experiments. Copper prices are very high, therefore, it is important to know what is the minimum usable size for a conductor for our experiments.

                          I have again carefully watched Eric's CRI video. He is using two 6000 feet long underground telephone cable for "antenna"? The two far ends of the 6000 feet cable runs are grounded, in the middle he connected a two loop coil to the ends of the 6000 feet cables. No information is given on the grounding rods' material, diameter or length. Eric is using the phone cable's metal shield only and not the multi conductor wire bundle inside. I have a large length of old Radio Shack phone cable, part no. 276-776, that has 25 individual insulated #28 gage multi strand wires inside that are wrapped with aluminum foil and covered with a braided metal shield and covered with insulation. So basically we have two 6000 feet insulated single conductors that are grounded at the opposite ends. It would be nice and very educational if Eric would run some tests with two 3000 feet cables, then with two 1000 feet cables and two 500 feet cables and finally with two 100 feet cables, and tabulate the results in terms of AM reception strength vs. underground antenna length.

                          In the video Eric mentions the cable depth as between 18" and 36". At this point I think as long the cable is buried even just 6" it will work fine. The radio waves bouncing back and forth inside the earth will intercept the cables regardless the buried depth. I would like to see a picture from Eric that shows his concept of radio waves' propagation inside the earth.
                          The volume of the metal shields inside the phone cable is considerable. I don't know Eric's cable diameter but my cable's foil and the braided metal shield probably equivalent to at least a #4 solid conductor.

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                          • CRI update

                            Hi to all:
                            In the past week I did some experimentation by trying to duplicate Eric's telluric antenna system.
                            I laid down on the ground two 100 feet long insulated wire (1.2 mm dia.) in a straight line.
                            At the far ends of the wires I drove into the ground two 30 inch long grounding bars with quick connects.
                            In the middle of the two 100 feet wires I connected a 2 1/2 turn wire loop (2 mm dia.), loop dia. about 3 inches.
                            I have a not to sophisticated AM/FM radio.
                            First, the ends of the 100 feet wires were not connected to the grounding bars.
                            I took the radio and tuned it to a very weak AM station (rotating the radio until the audio was barely noticeable). Next I moved the radio next to the wire loop while keeping it's relative orientation the same. There were definite improvement in the audio strength.
                            Second, I connected the ends of the 100 feet wires to the grounding bars. The audio got noticeably louder.
                            Third, I removed one wire end from the grounding bar and the audio got even louder compared to the previous setting. It did not make any different at which wire end I made the disconnecti.
                            Conclusion so far is that having a long wire laying on the ground and split in the middle with a few turns coil added and one end connected to a grounding bar considerably improves the radio's AM reception, just as Eric demonstrated in his video. I will run one more test where I will run the two 100 feet wires parallel to each other 12, 24 and 36 inches apart to see if these make any difference in reception. This may demonstrate that "folding" the wires will accomplish the same as wires on a straight run.
                            Next step is to burry the wire. For this to happen I have to dig a 200 feet long trench in a very hard soil. The only way I can do this is to use my pick axe. I am shooting for at 6 inches depth but if my strength holds out I will go for 9 inches. The other problem is that the local temperature still hover around 100 degree F.
                            I thought I will be clever and name Eric's system a "grountenna", but before doing so I "googled" the word and to my surprise I found out that I was about 90 years to late. It appears that in 1925 a company "Western Coil and Electrical Co" was advertising a device called the "Radiodyne Grountenna"that was suppose to make the use of all outside "aerials" for radio reception obsolete.
                            This left me with the choice of the word "groundantenna" for which google showed no usage.
                            Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
                            Attached Files

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                            • CRI update II

                              Hi to all:
                              I did some more experimenting with the two 100 feet wire arrangement. First I ran each 100 feet segment by folding into two 50 feet length, parallel to each other, about 2 feet apart. The result was that the reception decreased by the amount the ground connection provided before. In other words I could disconnect the ground connection without any change in reception. Next I ran one of the 100 feet wire back and forth 10 feet lengths about 1 foot apart. Again I did not notice any different in reception but as before the ground had no contribution to the reception strength. Next I took one 100 feet wire and coiled it up to 22" diameter. The reception got much worst. Next I ran one of the 100 feet wires perpendicular to the other 100 feet and it seemed to work as the straight run does.
                              In conclusion the two equal length insulated wires laying on the ground in a straight run with one end connected to a grounding bar and in the middle they are connected to a small 2-3 turn coil of about 3" diameter work well similar to Eric's experiment. It also seems that the perpendicular wire orientation also works well.
                              Now the next step is to burry the wires and see the result. It seems to me that the increase in signal strength does come from the ground below the wires. I think the reason for the folded wires not performing as well as the straight run is the way the telluric waves intercept the wires. When folded the same wave front meets the wire multiple times and since the wire goes back and forth parallel to itself, the effect on each run cancels out the effect on the adjacent run. On the other hand, the straight wire runs meet a much larger telluric wave front thus the result is a strong increase in reception strength.
                              Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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                              • CRI update III

                                Hi all:

                                Today I have done some more testing before burying the wires. I removed the small coil from the middle of the two 100 feet wires and then connected the wires together. First I moved the coil to the ungrounded end of the 200 feet long wire but the reception was not good. Next I moved the coil to the grounded end of the long wire and connected the other end of the coil to the grounding rod. The reception was very strong. Next I removed the small coil from the circuit and connected the 200 feet long wire directly to the grounding rod. The reception was just as good as with the small coil attached. For these tests the radio is tuned to a station that is barely audible then the radio is moved parallel to it's tuned position toward the grounding rod and when next to the grounding rod, the reception was very loud. I ran the radio dial from end to end and lots of stations came in very loud.
                                Finally I moved a one end of the 100 feet long wire next to my unfinished star radial grounding system, connected the small coil between the wire and the grounding rod but the radio reception was not to great. Next I connected the other 100 feet long wire to the end of the first but perpendicular to it and the reception was again great. With this arrangement the wires are running along two sides of my garden wall and this way I could add another 100 feet long wire to the end, making the total length 300 feet.
                                I don't know if Eric still reads the forum posts but if he is willing to verify my findings that would be great. In that case two things need to be done.
                                First, disconnect the two 6000 feet cables and move the small coil between the grounding rod and the 6000 feet long cable and check the AM reception, then remove the coil and just connect the cable end to the grounding wire and again check the reception.
                                Second, connect the second 6000 feet long cable to the first length and see if the AM reception improves with 12,000 feet long cable compared to the single 6000 feet run.
                                It would be nice to know if there is a practical limit to the length of the buried cable, perhaps related to the longest wave length we wish to utilize?
                                Also, if this telluric system so efficient then may be possible to use it for communication between Eric and ourselves (if this would not violate FCC rules).
                                At this point I am confident if I build this telluric system then my experimentation with Eric's CRI will bring good results.
                                As before, comments and suggestions are welcome.

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