STOP THE "MUSIC"
PLAYING THE HAARP
The HAARP program funding was temporarily frozen in 1995 by the
United States Senate. Yet the project moved forward, funded from
unknown sources. The activity was on schedule for the most part, and
it included the normal kinds of start-up activity.
The schedule was
December 18-22, 1994. This period was used to integrate the system
through a number of tests.
January 18-25, 1995. The system integration phase of testing was
February 21 - March 2, 1995. A number of performance tests were run
on the system.
March 29 - April 13, 1995. Formal testing of the device was done.
July 25 - August 10, 1995. Improvement evaluations were made, to
correct problems with the transmitter. Low power testing was being
done, in which the military "swept 5000 channels in 3.2 second
sweeps between 2.8 and 10 megaHertz". In the sweep there were three
"even mode resonances" discovered which, when hit, caused a
malfunction in the device. Electrical arcing occurred between the
antenna array and the lightning arresters, causing a four inch
diameter aluminum plug to vaporize. The only thing left of the plug
was an aluminum coating it left on insulating wires when it
disappeared. The interesting fact about this problem was it occurred
with only 100 watts of power from each of thirty-six operating
antennas.335 What unexpected things will happen when the array is
September 11-22, 1995. The system will be used to test
5,041,834. The HIPAS facility near Fairbanks, Alaska will be used
with HAARP. Both heaters will be sending energy to the same point in
the ionosphere during these tests. The heating will take place at
250 - 300 kilometers above the earth. Sensing instruments will be set
up in Alaska at facilities in Anchorage, Glenallen and near
Winter/Spring 1996. Testing of earth-penetrating-tomography will
begin.337 This testing is part of a $10 million 1996 appropriation
for HAARP.338 This funding was provided under the
Counter-proliferation Support section of the U.S. federal budget,
used for limiting and monitoring nuclear weapons development in
335 Memorandum from Eric Nashlund, Member of the Radio Frequency Interference Committee for HAARP
dated August 2,1995.
337 HAARP Fact Sheet, Phillip's
Laboratory, July 17, 1995.
338 Department of Defense Appropriation
Bill, 1996, Chaired by United States Senator Ted Stevens R-Alaska,
Report 104-124, pg. 190. (Provided by Steven Aftergood, Federation
of American Scientists, Washington, D.C.)
The HAARP antennae are rated for 10,000 watts each at full power. In
the second phase planned for HAARP the array will be increased in
size in order to provide 4,700,000,000 to 10,000,000,000 watts of
effective radiated power.
HAARP is going forward but there are still some mechanical problems
which are delaying its progress. These delays are the result of some
problems with the power levels coming from the array. The energy
gain is caused by an effect referred to as "negative impedance".339
339 Telephone interview between Nick Begich and Eric Nashlund a
member of the HAARP RadioFrequency Interference Committee, August 2,
The effect was described as "more power returning to the transmitter
than is outgoing from the adjacent antennas". Instead of the energy
level matching with say 10,000 watts going out and 10,000 watts
returning - it is returning energy at 12,000 to 18,000 watts. What
does this mean? It is an unexpected result which is occurring in low
energy level testing.
What will happen at the higher levels of
energy planned for the future is not known.
Is there a HAARP acting
like a harpoon - is there an accident in the making?