HEAS 2019 photos of the event

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HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:11 pm

To all attending..........Please put all your best photos of the 2019 HEAS event under this posting as continuous replies to this initial post.
Thanks a lot for helping make this event an interesting experience and sharing with everyone..

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Dan Knapp » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:10 pm

I tried to upload some short video clips of the plasma tube demonstrations, but the file sizes were too large even for clips of a few seconds.

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm

The limit is around 500k bytes on images only! Videos can't be uploaded unless a URL is posted taking you to another location. Try grabbing some interesting stills off your video using a frame grabber. On a PC the free Snip tool is one of the best.

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Rex Allers » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 am

On vids... Not the way we like it for long term preservation but.

How about opening an account on youTube or Vimeo and sharing the links?
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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by David Rosignoli » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:20 am

Hi Richard,
Thanks for a great event as always. See the below for some photos.
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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by David Rosignoli » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:41 am

More photos...
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T.R. making bismuth crystals!
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The Perfesser explaining where it all began....
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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:36 am

Thank you Dave! you drew first blood with a superlative group of representative photos of the event.

Now that we have pictures, I will issue an official report of HEAS 2019. This was my 30th such yearly conclave

1. We had a total of 48 paying attendees. 4 who signed up failed to show and 3 failed to contact me that they would not make it. A beautiful cloudless day with a high temperature of 74 degrees was a joy.
2. We had 4 extra people, (Neighbors and my professional friends), attend even through the evening programs. (52 humans in all at the event)
3. The flea market was absolutely fabulous as many fusioneers acquired vacuum, high voltage and radiation instrumentation to achieve their goal or improve extant system performance.
4. The programs, demos and talks were fantastic. Paul Schatzkin A.K.A. (th' perfesser) gave a talk on his long path to Farnsworth's story and his support of amateur fusion. Doug Ferguson's plasma globes driven by high frequency, variable energy supply was a show stopper. Dan Knapp, long time poster on fusor.net, gave a really interesting and captivating report on his efforts with another researcher to create a special form of penning trap to do nuclear fusion. T.R. Leary captivated all assembled as he grew bismuth crystals from a molten melt and saw to it that every person at the demo received one of the just created bismuth crystals. T.R. also gave details of his copper acetate crystal growing mechanism and procedure. Richard Hull demonstrated the fusor IV for the last time and it performed well producing over 800,000 neutrons per second.
5. Nearly half the attendees were professionals, ( current or retired), involved in physics, chemistry, engineering or bio-medial electronics. All the rest were avid and performing amateur scientists or college students that were seeking degrees or graduate students seeking higher degrees. Those assembled might have been a bit strange and eclectic, but they were all far smarter than the national average and doers, which most people are not. I am proud to be part of the mix and bask in the presence of such company. I am also proud to host the yearly event giving of my time, residence and facility to foster this regular conclave of very special people.

I feel compelled to point out the fine lady at the card table, (my wife - Kit), who kept track of the money collection and name tag distribution over a 5 hour period. (Name tags thanks to the heroic efforts of Andrew Robinson). Special recognition goes to John Freau this year as he is the only living attendee, (from N.J.), outside of our own Richmond local group, who attended the very first big yearly event back in 1989. He has attended virtually all events since that time, as well. The photo of John above is seen with him sitting at the trunk of his car selling the aluminum toroids that he spins on his modified lathe. These are used by Tesla coilers and others who need to reduce the local field tension at high voltage points to either prevent arcing or enhance it via the isotropic capacity offered by them.

As can be seen from the above images and, hopefully, many more submissions yet to be posted here, the flea market was "the big deal" all day with many fine photos of the wares offered and the interactions between buyers and sellers. The images of the folks stuffing their faces are very important. Why?.... Well, at meal times it is about the only long term communion and discussions of the day other than the rather brief chats interrupting the buying and selling frenzy all day long. Steaks at Texas Roadhouse filled the body with proteins for the brain while wide ranging technical discussions filled the well nourished minds. I know of two guys who ordered and consumed a selected 32 ounce steak!!! I had difficulty finishing my rather meager 8 ounce Dallas Fillet by comparison. the evening demos are well represented in the above images. I will mention the arcs are from Larry Adams Tesla magnifier coil system demonstrated after dark outside the lab on my backyard lawn.

I hope to wade through Dave Rosingnoli's images and place text under each....I hope. Again, Thank you Dave.

Side note: Turner broadcasting sent a camera man to cover the event who stayed on for three full days! Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This multi hour "shoot" will be condensed down and made into a net based venue of Turner Broadcasting called the "Great Big Story". Chris, the camera man, flipped out at the amazing people, discussions and energy of the event. After the event, he spent about 15 hours Sunday and Monday filming and interviewing me. This presentation will ultimately appear on Turner's venue. https://www.greatbigstory.com/
Watch out for the finished presentation. The first to see it should post here the exact URL to view it.

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Frank Sanns » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:48 am

The maximum file size was kept low on our previous host. It was increased to 1 MB for photos during the transition. It is now set at 5 MB per attachment (100 MB per post). This should be sufficient for normal resolution video files. Not 4K multi GB size but hopefully sufficient to get some quality videos on the site for the first time.

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Jon Rosenstiel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Thanks for the pix David. Looks like I missed a good event.

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Re: HEAS 2019 photos of the event

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:00 am

More photos....more photos....more photos come on guys...... these pusher postings of mine will be erased as more photos appear. Geti with it!

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