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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Living in an Imperial World: Did It Just Get REALLY Hot Here -- Under My Skin?

If things get a little toasty this coming spring as you and your friends are standing at a demonstration exercising your First Amendment speech, assembly, and petitioning rights, this little beauty might be the reason:

via videosift.com

Three articles with further operational details:

Details of US Microwave Weapon Tests Revealed

Microwave Weapon Will Rain Pain From the Sky

The Pentagon's Ray Gun

Your tax dollars at work....


Blogger GunRights4US said...

With the advent of focused sound and microwave "non-leathal" weapons they can "taze" large groups of poeple more conveniently.

September 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Phelps said...

I've been thinking about these weapons for a long time, but never on the internet because they were only being used on our enemies and not us. Now they've changed that.

The acoustic ones are easy. They can be defeated with earplugs. Done.

This one I'm not so sure about. Tinfoil will do a lot, and I'm thinking that you could sabotage it pretty well with tinfoil if you got close enough. I'm also thinking about ways to make chaff distributors to defeat this monster.

September 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now where did I leave that metallic suit and tin hat?? I may need them afterall... Ha, ha...

September 30, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a weapon used against peaceful demonstrators (like the Tea Party crowd in DC from a couple of weeks back) would, IMHO, totally and irreversibly cross the line. It would be as close to an official announcement of dictatorship as we'd ever get, and (I would hope) it would generate the appropriate response from lovers of Liberty. Those who gave the orders to use such a weapon of war on peaceful demonstrators (peaceful until fired upon, that is) should be subjected to the same treatment, only moreso: tying them to a chair or telephone pole and leaving the beam on for a few minutes would be a useful lesson for the rest, I suppose.

So, how to turn the tables? Look no further than one of the articles:

"The experimenters banned glasses and contact lenses to prevent possible eye damage to the subjects, and in the second and third tests removed any metallic objects such as coins and keys to stop hot spots being created on the skin. They also checked the volunteers' clothes for certain seams, buttons and zips which might also cause hot spots."

There are countermeasures to ALL weapons: wear sweatpants and sweatshirts (or some other clothes with no metal) lined or covered with space blanket material (shiny side out) and some kind of plastic visor that would shield one's face. Engage from multiple points around the weapon. It could be captured or destroyed, like any other weapon - and its crew would be as vulnerable as any other human being. Remember Marshall Tito's response to a question about how he hoped to successfully resist the Germans in their new Panzers when his men had only old rifles: "When the Germans get out of their new tanks to take a piss, my men will shoot them with their old rifles." IOW, hit the enemy at his weakest point, and don't engage him where he's strongest.

I would like someone in the media to put a question to Obama, Congressional leaders and high-level DoD officials such as, "Will you publicly pledge that such weapons will never be used against civilians within the borders of the United States?" The answers (or lack thereof) will be interesting. They may also provide evidence of motive, or of absolute, knowing falsehood, in the event such weapons are ever used.

I can't believe that this is happening to my country!

September 30, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ground a very fine wire screen to block the microwaves. The shield mesh must be no larger than 1/2 of the wave length of the microwave. For 95 GHz, that would be around 0.31557cm /2 = .158 cm. Or 0.062 inches. Or about 1/16" screen mesh, which equates to a #14 mesh in stainless bolting cloth or a #12 mesh using the standard market grade sieve.

Note: I would use even smaller being that I don't have access to this device for testing - Play on the safe side.

Idea: Make a suit out of the bolting cloth. And wear a bee hive helmet with the same mesh! HA HA

What fun times we live in!!

September 30, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps when the American people wake up to the fact that all these exciting new tech weapons are designed to be used against you/me/us, they might consider stopping payment for the stick they will use to beat us.

September 30, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, I might need a bit more rifle practice as Wikipedia says the range of the microwave weapon is 'up to 700 yards.' I suppose the .308 is good to 800?


September 30, 2009 at 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't target the big screen, but the little projector at the front of the a-frame.

Or the operators.

I used to work for a US Army Reservist who was an engineer on this project. It is a non-lethal system but does cause extreme burning pain; pain that you cannot ignore.

Do not be in line-of-sight.

Wretched Dog

October 1, 2009 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Reminds me of their use in "Foreign Enemies."

This is The High Pressure Water Hose of the 21st Century.

Prepare to feel like a 1960s era civil rights protester......

October 1, 2009 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger B said...

SO tell us where the weak points are. Can a bullet destroy the waveguide?

Someone knows. If many of us know, that knowlege could be put to good use if and when.

October 1, 2009 at 3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about building a focused reflector that would turn it back on them?

October 1, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger drjim said...

Yes, the waveguide is made of aluminum or brass. Shooting holes into it will reduce the transmitter power somewhat, but not disable it.
The best target is the small "feed horn" at the front; the large panel behind it is just a reflector. Poking holes into it doesn't do much, but taking out the feed assembly will knock it off the air.

October 1, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a non-lethal weapon. There is no such thing as a non-lethal weapon used by the military. They advertised tasers as non-lethal weapons when they first came out and we all know how that turned out. I'm with the guy suggesting a .308 targeted at the electronics but don't forget the next shots at the operator and the driver. If we don't start shooting back at the Tyrants of the police state, things are only going to get worse.

October 1, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...And don't carry popcorn!! No one wants to smell burnt popcorn.

Would a simple parabolic dish work? Like you see on the sidelines at a football game, just coated differently to reflect the beam.

The reflected beam might damage the transmitter. Or like a signal mirror, it could be pointed at the folks guarding the equipment. The operators would surely be safe and snug inside, but someone will have to guard this beast, right? Wonder what all that microwave energy would do to the engine compartment of a Hummer? Just sayin...

I like the mesh idea smaller than the wavelength. A mesh apron perhaps? More flexibility for dress/undress and movement. Less complex to fabricate. Maybe combine the apron with the dish?

Attack from multiple angles and directions is probably the simplest though. On United 93, they chose to rush the cockpit. They faced certain death either by a kamikaze crash or the hijackers themselves. I think using such a weapon for crowd control might elicit a United 93 type response from the crowd.

Apologies for the length

October 1, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger drjim said...

A reflector would work to bounce back some of the beam, but as far as burning out the transmitter, highly unlikely. Microwave transmitters have "Isolators" on their outputs specifically to prevent reflected power from getting back into the transmitter.

October 2, 2009 at 3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe some creative electronics guru can come up with a counter to this device. I would guess it's controlled by one or more computers... A localized interference of some sort, like an EMP burst to disrupt to the point of failure rendering it harmless/useless. Do that a time or two and you won't see them anymore...

Heck, even significant quantities of well placed water might be effective...

Almost anything is worth a try before more significant methods are employed, ah hem...

Al U. Minium

October 3, 2009 at 2:47 AM  
Anonymous Happy D said...

If it uses microwaves a sheet of metal should shield us. But could it be shaped to reflect the sound weapon or even the microwaves back to sender?
Paint your statement on your shield and you got your protest sign. I Favor the question, Why so Fascist?

Speaking of water would a mist of water be an effective shield?

October 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger drjim said...

Yes, a sheet of metal, with a wire mesh area to see through, would work quite well to block the signal from hitting you.
Water mist will attenuate the signal somewhat, but 94/95GHz is one of the "low-attenuation" frequencies, specifically picked for atmospheric use.

October 5, 2009 at 4:00 AM  

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