posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 12:22 AM
Sounds like a great idea I have some setups on hand here and some mobile setups for both my and the wifes vehicles that are portable by back pack and
weigh almost nothing..
Keep in mind though that if you are thinking along the lines of an EMP type event no need to worry about that the way that EMP works is it basically
plucks the atmospheric strings ( guitar analogy) and for a better example if you were holding a tunning fork and you plucked a note that was resonant
to that tunning fork and then stopped the guitar string from resonating (vibrating) the tunning fork would continue to resonate for a length of time
( you can figure this mathematically but would take forever to explain) so in the event of and EMP burst the atmospheric strings so to speak would
resonate for quite some time after words making anything that uses a coil in particular unuseable this would include motors ( ignition coils) you
could replace this all day long but it still would not work. if you want to try an experiment fire up your car or motorcycle motorcycle would be
easier to work with,, take a large transformer ( and I mean large) and hold it next to the coil on the car or motorcycle and the engine will at the
very least struggle because the large windings in the transformer will be stealing energy from the coil preventing the necessary flux needed to run
the motor from building up...
if you have a gas weed eater or lawn mower this would be even easier as they are smaller amounts of energy thereby taking a smaller winding to effect
the build up of magnetic flux preventing the engine from sparking..
at any rate for a time after such an event you will be like it or not on foot and not even ham radio will be on the air ( I am ham so I was bummed
when I realized this) like the days of the pony express huh at any rate like I said I still have setups for my use but in the case of EMP for a while
at least depending on the burst size the frequency and the atmospheric conditions at the time it will just be dead weight..
[edit on 3/29/2008 by geocom]