posted on Dec, 4 2007 @ 12:24 AM
On Coast-to-Coast AM they had a CEO of a company that is making a microwave device that stops cars. These devices have been out for a while actually
and plans for them are available on the Internet. They are called "HERF" guns, HERF stands for High Energy RF.
They basically consist of a magnetron tube, like the kind in a microwave, some photoflash or similar capacitors that are charged to a much higher
voltage than the magnetron would normally be powered by, and then triggered to discharge through the tube creating a high short pulse of microwave
energy. Because the pulse is so short, the peak energy can be high without killing the magnetron.
The high microwave pulse induces microwave currents in car wiring frying the computer module stopping the car. Problem is it also induces the same
currents into pace makers, implantable defibrillators, cell phones, personal computers, and just about any other electronic device within range.
Because microwaves don't require a lot of surface area to be an efficient reflector, much of the beam will be reflected in random directions frying
random equipment around the area.
Someone with a pace maker or implantable defibrillator may not even know until their heart stops beating or goes into fibrillation and the unit
doesn't work and they die.
These things are dangerous, worse than guns really because they spray RF all over the place, and if these are in widespread use we can all look
forward to lots of unexplained electronic failure including devices that people rely on to keep them alive.