Tesla's True Wireless and HAARP
Everything You Know is Wrong
by Michael Theroux
We recently received a new booklet edited by George Trinkaus
entitled, Tesla — The True Wireless which is a reprint of Nikola
Tesla's June, 1919 article in the Electrical Experimenter. The
article is an extension of Tesla's previous work of that year
entitled "Famous Scientific Illusions" (reprinted in Borderlands,
Vol. 44, No. 1, January-February 1988) in which Tesla outlines the
differences between his wireless technology and that of academic
convention. We would in most cases have simply listed this booklet
with the rest of the reviews but we felt it necessary to highlight
the work for several reasons. "The True Wireless" is one of the most
important of Tesla's articles in that he explains in great detail HIS
system of wireless. Also, this document, in his own words, smashes
currently held beliefs about so-called "Tesla Technology".
Written some years after his Wardencliff Project, Tesla explains the
inefficiency and limitations of the Hertzian method of
electromagnetic propagation (through the air) with great clarity —
and that his system of wireless which was vastly more effective,
utilised the ground itself for propagation. Tesla states, "Properly
constructed, my system [of wireless] is safe against static and other
interference, and the amount of energy which may be transmitted is
billions of times greater than with the Hertzian which has none of
these virtues..." He explains in particular, with several analogs in
diagrammatic representation, his single-wire-without-return system —
the heart of Tesla's radio and wireless power systems.
While this article is probably the most compendious of all of Tesla's
attempts to publicly describe his wireless system, it also contains
statements which radically challenge the orthodoxy of radio — a
system of radio that has gone unchallenged as such to the present
day. These particular statements made by Tesla virtually destroy many
currently held beliefs — that certain new technologies (usually
purported to be sinister in nature) were developed from Tesla
technology itself. Let us quote one of the more significant
statements made by Tesla in this article:
"In Fig. 13 a transmitter is shown radiating space waves of
considerable frequency. It is generally believed that these waves
pass along the earth's surface and thus affect the receivers. I can
hardly think of anything more improbable than this "gliding wave"
theory and the conception of the "guided wireless" which are contrary
to all laws of action and reaction. Why should these disturbances
cling to a conductor where they are counteracted by induced currents,
when they can propagate in all other directions unimpeded?
The fact is that the radiations of the transmitter passing along the
earth's surface are soon extinguished, the height of the inactive
zone indicated in the diagram, being some function of the wavelength,
the bulk of the waves traversing freely in the atmosphere.
Terrestrial phenomena which I have noted conclusively show that there
is no Heaviside layer, or, if it exists, it is of no effect."
He then goes on to demonstrate the electrical inefficiency of the
antenna through simple formulæ, and details several experiments
between Hertzian oscillators and his grounded transmitting circuit.
The key here with respect to the current belief that many new
technologies are Tesla derived, is that he says, "...there is no
Heaviside layer, or, if it exists, it is of no effect." We know the
Heaviside layer, later called the ionosphere, is the radio-reflective
layer assumed to exist within the upper atmosphere, and is presumed
responsible for radio propagation over great distances, i.e. "skip".
Enter HAARP. The assumed notion that the project known as HAARP (High-
Frequency Active Auroral Research Project) is descended from Tesla's
work, is something of an absurdity with reference to Tesla's previous
affirmation. Since the HAARP Project's exclusive purpose relies on
the existence and function of the ionosphere, and has nothing to do
with the grounded circuits of Tesla — it is clearly NOT Tesla
technology. This really should have been quite obvious to any
researcher or author if they had simply read any of Tesla's work
concerning his wireless — even without the bold statements of this
1919 article, but, alas, due the popularity of Tesla, and the
recently published books and videos about HAARP, this bogus
association between Tesla and HAARP has become "matter of fact" to
the misled and uninformed.
Why would these authors writing about the HAARP Project make such
gross mistakes — mistakes which destroy the credibility of any other
statements they have made concerning the technology? One might
suggest that because these people are journalists and movie makers,
and not radio technicians or electrical engineers, that we are
supposed to forgive their glaring errors. But a good journalist is
expected to present the truth as clearly and as disinterested as is
possible. And, a good (ethical) journalist would not overlook the
facts, in favor of a sensational presentation. Most of the
associations today concerning Tesla and sinister military
technologies come from later statements made by Tesla — long after
his direct involvement in experiment with wireless. Speculations and
predictions by Tesla such as microwaves, TV, beam ray technologies
(the Tesla Death Ray), cosmic-ray motors, interplanetary
communications, and wave-interference devices (the "Tesla Howitzer"
and the "Tesla Shield") have been given authority over the actual
physical experiments by Tesla. Most of these conjectures were
revealed by Tesla in his aging years at "birthday press conferences"
as he was shut out by the daily media sometime after 1920. But, these
are the statements that so capture the attentions of readers and
viewers, and are the ones which the so-called "underground media"
gleefully disseminate. Gloom and Doom is the status quo here, and
while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is apparently quite
Many thanks to George Trinkaus for bringing Tesla's article back in
print. I might add that the introduction by Mr. Trinkaus is quite
good with references and diagrams of his own experiments which prove
the Teslian wireless system. I don't know if Mr. Trinkaus was aware
that the aforementioned statements by Tesla would with no uncertainty
disassemble many fabrications about Tesla technology, but then again
he did preface the title of the new booklet with the astute
phrase, "Everything You Know is Wrong".
Tesla — The True Wireless by George Trinkhaus is available from
Borderland Sciences for $6.00. Order HERE