by Ray Larsen
© 2012 (all rights reserved)

An article from the FEBRUARY 2012 issue of


You may or may not have heard of HAARP, though in the last decade it has become the subject of several books and many radio program interviews. HAARP stands for “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.” The brainchild of Dr. Bernard Eastlund, the project started construction in 1993 with funding from several government sources. The first Internet link below takes you to HAARP’s official public Web site. Then, to see Dr. Eastlund’s relevant US Patent numbers, please look at his Wikipedia entry, also linked below. The third link points to the Wikipedia article about HAARP.

Major funding for HAARP comes from the US Air Force, US Navy, University of Alaska and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The stated purpose of HAARP is analysis of the ionosphere and investigation of the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. Our military will have the advantage under conditions that make communications difficult for our adversaries.

The ionosphere is an upper layer of the atmosphere (conductive plasma) affected by the sun’s radiant energy. Like a mirror in the sky, HAM and other radio operators depend on the ionosphere to reflect their radio signals to far away places.

The now completed HAARP consists of 180 big antennas laid out in a 12x15 phased array. Each antenna has its own transmitter that is controlled from the facility’s central computer. The power level and the signal phase of each antenna can be set by the computer. This powerful technique magically turns 180 antennas into the equivalent of one gigantic, highly directional, steerable antenna. The signals (at transmitter power levels up to 3.6 MegaWatts) radiated by this antenna can be instantly aimed in any direction desired. The frequency bands covered are 2.8 to 10 MHz. This range includes the long distance, intercontinental 80 M, 60 M, and 40 M HAM radio bands, along with several bands used by international shortwave radio broadcasters.

Some authors have mistakenly called HAARP’s radio waves microwaves. These frequencies are not microwaves, which are at much higher frequencies and have no effect on the ionosphere. When you see dish or horn type antennas, you likely have some microwaves. There have been many HAMs and Short Wave Listeners (SWLs), including Art Bell, who claim to have heard the signals from HAARP on their radios.

Over the last 12 years, HAARP has been a regular subject of discussion on Coast to Coast. During the heyday of the “Master,” Art Bell, Dr. Nick Begich, Jr., appeared many times as Art’s guest. The son of Alaska congressman, Nick Begich, Sr., who disappeared in a mysterious Alaska plane crash in 1972, Dr. Begich has tirelessly investigated HAARP. He has written a book, Angels Don’t Play This Haarp: Advances in Tesla Technology. The book is his take on HAARP and what those who pay for it are actually doing with it. In addition to X-raying the earth and improving submarine detection/ communications, he purports that the signals from HAARP are capable of influencing weather patterns and triggering earthquakes, along with other nefarious purposes, for which he is often called a “conspiracy theorist,” even though his book is very well documented, citing information from many US Government documents.

Most recently, Dr. Begich was the guest of George Noory on the Coast to Coast program that aired Aug. 8, 2011. Follow the link below to see a Coast to Coast page devoted to Dr. Begich and his significant number of past programs. If you are a Coast to Coast Insider (paying member), you can listen to most of the programs listed on the page.

It appears that HAARP may have capabilities not acknowledged by the management. Rumors all over the Internet allege that the earthquake in Haiti has been linked to a HAARP experiment gone awry. Their supposed intention was to trigger a quake in Iran. Other earthquakes around the world have also been blamed on HAARP. Over the last year, I have heard Jeff Rense, in resopnse to a guest or caller, state that he does not think HAARP is capable of triggering earthquakes. I hope he is right about this.

Let’s argue that Mr. Rense is wrong. I agree that the frequencies HAARP transmits on, even if concentrated in a small area, will not cause an earthquake. When the radio waves radiated from HAARP’s antennas hit the ionosphere at a certain range of angles, the waves just reflect back down to the ground. At higher angles, the energy is absorbed by the ionosphere, heating it up and some of the energy just passes into outer space.

If the signal is modulated (just like your local AM radio station) with low audio frequencies (commonly called ELF), the ionosphere becomes a secondary antenna thousands of miles long. This very long antenna in the sky is capable of re-radiating the low frequency energy.

Around the turn of the last century, Nikola Tesla, working in New York City, used resonance and a small amount of steam power in his low frequency mechanical oscillator to produce a mini-earthquake that nearly brought down a building. Over 40 years ago Geophysicist Professor Gordon MacDonald said, “The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy.” The rocks around a fault line, absorbing the low frequency waves, might be stimulated by the piezoelectric effect to move just enough to set off the fault. The trick to making it work is getting the correct resonant frequency for the target fault, not always an easy number to determine. The actual amount of power delivered to the target area may be too weak to produce enough vibration of the rocks to trigger a fault. Mr Rense may be right or he may be wrong. I think this is still a very open question.

There are many other rumors circulating about the uses of HAARP, including mental effects, weather modification with possible connections to chemtrails, communications jamming, over the horizon radar and a form of “Star Wars” weapons that can disrupt the guidance systems of missiles and aircraft. Though it slants in the “conspiracy theorist” direction, the site linked below is a rich source of information written by Dr. Begich and co-author Jeane Manning.
Although the HAARP installation in Alaska is the most powerful and versatile, it is not the only such transmitter on Planet Earth. Several other countries: Norway, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, India and perhaps more, have developed their own versions. I have found little information about these other HAARPs.

Correction, Radios at the airport: Though you are allowed (for now) to possess and operate a radio scanner around and inside the airport. All passengers are restricted (FAA regs) from using most electronic devices once aboard an aircraft. Signals generated inside radios and other electronics may cause interference to critical aircraft systems. You can take the radio aboard in a carry-on, but it must remain off until you disembark from the plane. Most importantly, don’t even think about arguing the law with the folks at the airport! Of course they are right.

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Ray Larsen is a HAM radio operator who resides in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.





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