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    Is this an AM radio tower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    Is this an AM radio tower?
    Apparently, this video has blown up the internet. Several Ham sites have commented about it quite a few utubers have reposted it. So far I have found no one who will verify, collaborate, or have duplicated it.,
    It doesn't bother me that there would indeed be some form of sound being issued from the stem being held against the base of an AM radio tower, as anyone knows if you push enough wattage at AM radio frequencies there is leakage. Often enough to light up florescent tubes.
    What bothers me is the implied audible clarity of real voices or music without some form of a receiver/ tuner and speakers.
    Until I see real proof it actually works and can be replicated by others I say it is bunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Until I see real proof it actually works and can be replicated by others I say it is bunk.
    What gets me is they're holding the plants with their hands. High frequency skin effect may (somewhat) protect them, but it still seems insane. The video might be a fake, but I think there's a halfway decent chance it's real.




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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    What gets me is they're holding the plants with their hands.
    They were clearly wearing some medium weight rubber gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_3000 View Post
    They were clearly wearing some medium weight rubber gloves.
    Yeah but it's still capacitively coupled through their bodies to ground. You don't have to touch a conductor to become part of a circuit. It's how your cell phone screen works. That's why there are sparks where the plants touch the metal even though there's no ground wire running from the plants completing the circuit. There's no ground wire because the people ARE the ground wire. Probably also why they're visibly in pain a couple times. If it's real. I'm still not 100% convinced, but I'm leaning toward real.

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    This reminded me of the "plasma speakers" I've seen. You'd be surprised what an electrical arc exciting the air can do. If this video link starts at the beginning, just skip to around the 9:00 mark to get to music via arc. FWIW, I believe they are doing this, but it's not something I'd want to do. I was waiting for them to bake their brains in the electromagnetic field around that tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12L14 View Post
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    Correct.





    I can't vouch for the veracity of these videos. I think there's a high probability a good portion of the microwave magnetron video is fake.

    Edit: Yeah there's no way that stuff would explode like that. It might damage the electronics, but not blow up. So some liberties may have been taken with these videos. But these are the same guys who spend all day breaking into Chernobyl and running around in the reactor. So I'll give them a pass. They're properly crazy either way.
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