The video speaks for itself, but I’d like to add a little to it – for the thick-skulled among us.
A “Faraday Cage” works by redirecting a current around whatever is put inside it. The mesh commonly used does this nicely. The electrical current flows around the cage on it outer surface. What gets me charged up is how so many people assume that a mesh cage will protect its contents from an EMP.
The energy produced by
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EMP Box or Faraday Cage?
A lot of preppers are looking for ways to protect equipment from EMP /CME /E-Bomb events. Discussions on-line almost always devolve into a moray of opinions on how to build a “Faraday Cage” to provide this protection. The assumption is that such a barrier will block all effects of the three events mentioned previously.
Faraday cages are good examples of the perfect conductor, in that the conducted charge is equally spread over the outer layer
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For previous parts of this series, see:
EMP Methods and Preps – Part I
EMP Methods and Preps – Part II
In the first two parts of this series, I laid out why I believe the threat of an EMP attack on the United States is both possible, and feasible. The returns to the attacker far outweigh his investment in time, technology and the sacrifices among his personnel. I described how certain advances in technology and materials allow attackers to
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This article takes the EMP concerns many have and increases their numbers. The key to the initial event leading to massive destruction in secondary and tertiary events is the SCADA infrastructure present just about everywhere. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are responsible for the control and operation of natural gas lines, oil refineries, dams and water system flow, electrical grid power flow and more. Give this article a read. It passes my “smell test” handily.
Think EMP Would
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Mass Exodus from the Cities – Is it Possible?
The internet forums sometimes get into a tizzy over the whats and whys of how to deal with the “hordes” that will evacuate from cities, and spill into the countryside. “What will you do? How will you handle their requests and demands for help? How does your Christian attitude justify THAT response?” … and so on and so on.
Occasionally, someone will support the view that most people will die in
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Source. Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5878656/how-this-huge-solar-storm-is-going-to-affect-you
From the article, which makes good reading in its entirety…
The end pretty much sums it up.
The geomagnetic storm will only be “strong G2 with possibilities of G3,” according to Bisecker. In the best case scenario, only power lines will be affected. You will not notice it because any power fluctuations will be handled by companies at the grid level. If the storm is long enough, however, it may damage power grid transformers.
Other than all
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. . . . I think it is mostly done for.
According to this article, northward oriented storms pose little threat. Southward, however, can be of the type to work us over fairly well. This article explains it clearly. Read it in its entirety.
“The orientation of the magnetic field in the CME is a big determining factor for how strong or weak the event is going to be,” Young said. “If it’s oriented more southward, which is opposite to
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Check out this site for its graphs and definitions. Very informative once you get your head around it. What I took away from it today was the level of HF (HiFreq) radio interference that is probable, and the radiation danger on the ISS.
“Another CME, part of the recent R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout event at 0024 UTC March 7 (7:24 p.m. EST March 6) is forecast to pass ACE early morning UTC on March 8 (start of day EST
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By now you’ve heard about the X5.4 CME headed our way. If you are wondering what it might mean to us, it is this: We will see disruption of high frequency communications, possible satellite interference and soft resets, and the potential for portions of the power grid to shut down in self protection.
Of course, it could be worse. :>
Here are some resources you can use to monitor this event, and other links for news. Some of these are
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