Chapter Twenty-five

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 as follows:

  • 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 continued.

  • 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 fully energized?

  • September 11-22, 1995. The system will be used to test patent number 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 Fairbanks.336

  • 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 other countries.

335 Memorandum from Eric Nashlund, Member of the Radio Frequency Interference Committee for HAARP dated August 2,1995.

336 ibid.

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, 1995.


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?

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