Tesla wireless powere transmission

Jeff Nading

RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #25, on October 4th, 2013, 07:10 PM »
Quote from freethisone on October 4th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on October 3rd, 2013, 08:32 PM
Quote from freethisone on October 3rd, 2013, 07:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndX9F8LNjNM



here is some very basic info that should be duplicated.

this guy has a few really good ideas...:heart:

please see these other vids by slidrer.

this is good stuff. he has some nice devices  go to 1 03 sec when he showed power. and distance.

cant this energy be stepped up for longer distances? through the use of a loop of coil, and another,and so on down a line. for greater distances of transfer?  these are purely inductive effects correct?
errrr, can we also step up voltages wireless? <<  does the secret of transfer be the  coupling of transmitter being in common connection to the ground?<<<<  could several loops spaced apart increase range from the transmitter?? inductively it falls off over R i think, but not true wireless by transmitter, and key... cheers. just build it.




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvvUrzi5UEE:P:)
Very cool freethisone
hey remember when telsa said he could transmit power with out loss.? this is my assumption. he keyed it through ground. Because i have formed a theory on this new information. it becomes apparent how and why the spark gap was used in the first place.

if you have a sparking high voltage cross a gap you could induce currents in other devises. such as static or lightning. so a high voltage arc is essentially the transition of that energy at faster then c... is that correct?:D:angel:

tune 2 gaps. one powers the tesla coil. use air tube also for faster rates. feed it to cap and discharge spike. that spike would induce at the secondary receiver, as a high voltage spike. a lightning detector basically.
use a Tesla coil as the high voltage accumulator powers and loads the caps., or two tuned tesla coils, and gaps in connection to ground at a distance 50 meters apart. one Tesla coil as the high voltage discharge, with a secondary discharge gap. i would prefer some low key rate. a mores code devise derived from the Tesla coil itself.. capable of charging battery's...

so what did Tesla do? he made a high voltage potential in radius sphere. 3 million volts up to 20 million i believe...  he sent it into the ground building up on each consecutive Lightning bolt created.

because you have that you may draw on its power with a low potential inductor. wireless motors...

 cheeers.

the particles known as ions, positive or negative are used to do work. atmosphere plays a roll in the abundance of ions. 03 ozone uv radiation. flash camera tubes...
Ok so i said that. any one care to do some testing based on this idea? perhaps the pierce arrow car had the second key?
a spark gap in the form of two electrodes. i would like to see someone  utilize this high voltage spike to do work. from accumulated ions to your sphere.only needed to cause an inductive radiation spike to his tuned devise.  so i said that.

 perhaps he used higher frequency, and had oscillation with a ringer to do continual work. such as a wireless motor. but yea he proved he could do it.

what would happen if i hit 3 or 4 strong voltage spikes into a 12 volt battery? would it explode? you could step down that spike and use a bell ringer to get a nice trickle charge.
could there be a means of using that energy to quickly charge some type of chemical battery.
cheers
You know, I believe this has merit, because  I was building  a 4" d x 4' w x 7' h steel door, I had it laying on a steel table, a work mate was tig welding on something else about 10' away from the door I was working on, I had just started  drilling a hole in the frame of the door when I noticed the drill bit was arcing to the door when I would pull the trigger on the drill.
when I would release the trigger on the drill or he would stop tig welding the arcing would stop.
I told him to stop welding for a minute, then I started drilling again, just to see if the drill was shorting out, it was working fine, no arcing, then I told him to start welding again, I pulled the trigger and guess what, the drill bit was arcing again.
 So right then I thought it to be the Tesla affect.:cool: I'm going to open a thread on this.

freethisone

RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #26, on October 5th, 2013, 01:07 AM »Last edited on October 5th, 2013, 01:20 AM by freethisone
Hi Hi, hey Jeff i remember

I used to have some old drills when i was a kid. big shinny and  silver, and i was always amazed how there seems to be sparks ensuing from the motor as i drilled..

I believe its a simple case. the motor on the drill is still tuning the old brush type triggers, and accumulators. it has its own gap. and simply picked up on the added voltage.because the tig is sparking fast too..:):) but is that the case with your drill also?

you had said you got zaped from a printer. it was a 220 volt. but what do you mean? did you plug it into the wrong outlet?

this is gonna work i know it, because Tesla even showed you how to do it. with the transmitter coil, and the reviser coil. Ill add that patent here when i locate it. cheers...:D
hertz or was it Marconi? referring to the first movie. its telegraphy. i believe thats the case, teals was using brush type motors. same as your RCA cars with the magnetic pickups. or brushes.
so u can easily power an alternator with wireless energy.the old type were called generators.and are both motor, or generators.
and wow..
RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #27, on November 21st, 2013, 04:29 AM »
Quote from freethisone on October 5th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Hi Hi, hey Jeff i remember

I used to have some old drills when i was a kid. big shinny and  silver, and i was always amazed how there seems to be sparks ensuing from the motor as i drilled..

I believe its a simple case. the motor on the drill is still tuning the old brush type triggers, and accumulators. it has its own gap. and simply picked up on the added voltage.because the tig is sparking fast too..:):) but is that the case with your drill also?

you had said you got zaped from a printer. it was a 220 volt. but what do you mean? did you plug it into the wrong outlet?

this is gonna work i know it, because Tesla even showed you how to do it. with the transmitter coil, and the reviser coil. Ill add that patent here when i locate it. cheers...:D
hertz or was it Marconi? referring to the first movie. its telegraphy. i believe thats the case, teals was using brush type motors. same as your RCA cars with the magnetic pickups. or brushes.
so u can easily power an alternator with wireless energy.the old type were called generators.and are both motor, or generators.
and wow..
/watch?v=qwVOp-HPIVE


spark gaps wow, i guess it turns out that this is true? radiant energy..:heart::angel::heart:
RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #28, on November 27th, 2013, 03:57 PM »
/watch?v=V12bVxXJ2Xg


here you go...:D
RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #29, on December 3rd, 2013, 03:56 PM »
Quote from freethisone on October 5th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Hi Hi, hey Jeff i remember

I used to have some old drills when i was a kid. big shinny and  silver, and i was always amazed how there seems to be sparks ensuing from the motor as i drilled..

I believe its a simple case. the motor on the drill is still tuning the old brush type triggers, and accumulators. it has its own gap. and simply picked up on the added voltage.because the tig is sparking fast too..:):) but is that the case with your drill also?

you had said you got zaped from a printer. it was a 220 volt. but what do you mean? did you plug it into the wrong outlet?

this is gonna work i know it, because Tesla even showed you how to do it. with the transmitter coil, and the reviser coil. Ill add that patent here when i locate it. cheers...:D
hertz or was it Marconi? referring to the first movie. its telegraphy. i believe thats the case, teals was using brush type motors. same as your RCA cars with the magnetic pickups. or brushes.
so u can easily power an alternator with wireless energy.the old type were called generators.and are both motor, or generators.
and wow..
this is a tesla coil in the correct orientation? primary is source of current, seconday steps it up.  sparks make energy.
/watch?v=qwVOp-HPIVE

Matt Watts

RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #30, on December 3rd, 2013, 05:23 PM »
Quote from freethisone on December 3rd, 2013, 03:56 PM
this is a tesla coil in the correct orientation? primary is source of current, seconday steps it up.  sparks make energy.
http:///watch?v=qwVOp-HPIVE
Cool, but what I'd like to see is a Lord Kevin Thunderstorm apparatus generating high voltage, converted to low voltage with a tesla coil, then powering a water pump that lifts the water back up to the top.  Now that would be awesome.

freethisone

RE: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #31, on January 22nd, 2014, 02:28 PM »
/watch?v=Vko8pfnX_w0

i have seen this before but today i take another look. over 1 and a half volts.

can someone make a 12 volt v test of this.

how much is this like" the free energy air  circuit by inventor3 o:Dn youtube?

thx1138v2

Re: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #32, on April 3rd, 2014, 10:53 AM »
Quote from freethisone on October 4th, 2013, 02:23 PM
hey remember when telsa said he could transmit power with out loss.?
I don't think you will find a document where Tesla says he can trnasmit totally without loss. He did say minimal losses like less than 3 or 5% but the important part of that was that he could transmit it around the world with extremely low loss and without transmission lines. And he said that any energy extracted by the receivers would need to be pumped back in by the transmitters but that the system once started and brought to resonance would idle at very low power usage, i.e. that 3 or 5% loss.
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if you have a sparking high voltage cross a gap you could induce currents in other devises. such as static or lightning. so a high voltage arc is essentially the transition of that energy at faster then c... is that correct?
The spark gap was the diode of Tesla's day. It allows current to flow only one way and it will handle enormous voltages and he was talking of using upwards of 20 million volts. The unidirectional aspect of the spark gap was what was critical to creating the impulses and a quenched spark gap would give faster fall times to the impulse. The impulses are not DC and they are not AC.
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feed it to cap and discharge spike. that spike would induce at the secondary receiver, as a high voltage spike. a lightning detector basically.
Later he learned how to do it without the spark gap but it's very tricky to get right. It involves the charge rate of the cap, the the timing of the discharge, and the discharge rate. By having the discharge rate be very slightly faster than the charge rate and the discharge occurring at the top of the charging cycle it became only necessary to "top off" the capacitor to get the the next discharge. I never saw it explained this way but I think that's how he got his very low loss transmissions, the loss being that difference between charge and discharge rate.

He explained it like this, "The ideal medium for a discharge gap should only crack … think for the sake of illustration, of a piece of glass or similar body clamped in a vice, and the vice tightened more and more. At a certain point a minute increase of the pressure will cause the glass to crack. The loss of energy involved in splitting the glass may be practically nothing, for though the force is great, the displacement need be but extremely small."
Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Applications to Methods of Artificial Illumination delivered before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at Columbia College on May 20, 1891.
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use a Tesla coil as the high voltage accumulator powers and loads the caps....
The elevated sphere is the capacitor but you have to understand that the charge is accumulated in the dielectric surrounding conductor. So in this case the dielectric is the air surrounding elevated sphere. See the MIT demonstration of a Leyden jar and Fritz Lowenstein's paper on capacitances.
MIT - Dissectible Capacitor (The video's owner prevents external embedding)
Capacitances by Fritz Lowenstein
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so what did Tesla do? he made a high voltage potential in radius sphere. 3 million volts up to 20 million i believe...  he sent it into the ground building up on each consecutive Lightning bolt created.
Exactly. With the proper timing and the impulse traveling to the opposite pole and reflecting back the pulses create constructive interference and reinforce the pulse train. What he developed was a way to create lightning and control its strength and timing and always have it strike the earth at the sam point - the ground connection of the Wardenclyffe transmitter. That's why he had the underground radial pipes at Wardenclyffe and said that his device "must get a grip on the earth." See his Colorado Springs notes of July 4, 1899.
Click here and scroll down to July 4
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the particles known as ions, positive or negative are used to do work. atmosphere plays a roll in the abundance of ions. 03 ozone uv radiation. flash camera tubes...
Ok so i said that. any one care to do some testing based on this idea?
I've built one of his radiant energy collectors. It's interesting but it supplies only minute power in my location. Tesla said the energy collected would be dependent on the size of the elevated, insulated plate. I believe the amount collected is also dependent on the elevation above sea level since the higher the altitude the less air is between the collector and the radiations coming from space, whether from the sun or from other suns or celectial bodies. I got some really anomolous readings. At the time I was just collecting voltage readings and local environmental parameters, i.e. temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover percentage, etc. I couldn't find any correlation between the voltage readings and the local environmental data. After thinking about it a while I thought about space conditions, i.e the solar wind. The solar wind isn't constant but pulses and has constantly varying density and speed. Bingo. I found an inverse relationship between the solar wind density and the voltage readings. Out of around eighty readings I had three outliers so I think it's a pretty good correlation. I liken the solar wind density to a cloud passing between the sun and a photovolatic panel. The higher the density of the solar wind, the more radiant energy is absorbed by the charged particles that make it up. The lower the density of the solar wind, the more radiant energy strikes the elevated, insulated plate. Another correlation is that while the readings were lower at night, they were more constant. This would be the radiant energy not coming from the sun but other celestial bodies but it isn't affected by the solar wind because the charged particles of the solar wind aren't between those source and the collector.
Solar Wind Visualization
Space Weather - Good place to gather data

I also had a very interesting experience one night. There was a thuderstorm north of me but it wasn't raining in my location. I was taking a voltage reading and a cloud to cloud lightning bolt appeared and lit up the elevated plate. The insulation wass white high density polystyrene (not foam) so it was quite bright. The voltage reading jumped to 4 times the reading at the time and decreased over about 10 seconds. I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing so didn't think to count the seconds between the light and the thunder. A little research showed that lightning does indeed emit some x-rays and gamma rays. Search "dark lightning". My conclusion from my research points out that the major problem with extracting electrical charge from the atmosphere is that the energy density is just too low to be useful. With my results I calculated that I would need roughly 20 acres of insulated, elevated plate to power my home. The problem is that the collection rate is so slow with small collectors that about the only think you can do with it  is charge a cell phone battery. There's no doubt that one could collect a large amount of energy but it would be depleted very fast in actual use. Maybe combining it with photovoltaics would be useful since it does collect some energy at night but I doubt it would be cost effective.

There's another interesting prospect about his work. The patent that covers transmitting through natural media states that the energy would be transmiited between tethered balloons at 30,000 feet which he considered relatively low. His initial idea was to transmit at 15 miles high which works out to 79,200 feet. His Colorado Springs notes even have comments about extracting hydrogen from the atmosphere for the ballooons. We know that the voltage is higher the greater the distance between the elevated plate and the ground. Was he considering maintaining the radiant energy collectors at 30,000 feet also? I think it likely. As far as I know he never tried it at Colorado Springs or anywhere else. That would have been quite an endeavor but we see very few notes and no photographs. Or at least I haven't seen any. I think he figured out later that he could do the same thing through the ground on July 4, 1899. It wasn't on July 4, 1899 because the July 5, 1899 entry has a note about extracting the hydrogen for the balloons. Maintaining balloons at those altitudes was plausible at that time because there were no airplanes there was an enormous beneits: rarefied air which breaks down and conducts more easily. See the following page and look at the first drawing. That was his simulation of transmitting in rarefied air for a patent examiner.
Colorado Springs Notes - Introduction

I flew to Hawaii some time ago and checked out the seatback display on the 737 I was on (in) and one of the things it showed was the conditions outside the plane. It was about -40F outside and we were at around 37,000 feet. My reading material for the flight? The Colorado Springs notes. Palm to forehead. Tesla also patented a method of refrigerating coils with "liquid air", as it was called then, to reduce the resistance of the conductors in the coil - a foreshadowing of superconductors. So transmitting at 30, 000 feet would be beneficial because lower air pressures, thinner air, and colder temperatures are all more conducive to conduction. He said many times his method was conduction, not induction. But there was one unknown factor that probably would have made that effort fail: the jet stream with winds up to ~250 MPH was unknown at that time.

I think when he concluded he could transmit through the crust of the earth he abandoned the ballooon idea simply because of the need for the altitude. There's been a lot of speculation about an "ionized channel to the ionosphere" but the jet stream would defeat that as well because the ioized channel would still be ions (matter) and the high winds would destroy the channel before it ever reached the ionosphere.
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perhaps the pierce arrow car had the second key?
Nope. Well, maybe in a round about way. Tesla believed that if radioactive materials could be shielded from the cosmic rays they would not be radioactive. I contend that he used a nuclear battery. The battery was said to be a "normal" 12 volt battery but who would know what a nuclear battery was back then? Following his belief that the cosmic rays "activated" the radioactive materials, so to speak, it makes perfect sense. You have to keep in mind this was the 1930's and there were no controls on radioactive materials back then. None. The government controls came after it was proven that radioactive materials could be weaponized. Tesla also claimed he had developed a way to produce radium for one dollar a pound. Why would that be important to him? At the time radium cost about $58,000 per gram. Automobiles were in mass production and if he was proposing to power cars with radioactive material, the price would have to come way down. Well, at $1.00 per pound that would be about $0.0022 per gram. Also note that he said the car could power a home when not in use as transporation. I think the antenna that was said to be on the car was misdirection which, apparently worked quite well. 
Radioisotope Batteries for MEMS
More interesting a few people have actually looked at powering cars with radioactive power via thorium which is much safer than uranium or plutonium and it hasn't been that long ago. There's some news of thorium power plants being developed recently also.
Cadillac’s World Thorium Fuel Concept
Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins - July 1, 2013
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what would happen if i hit 3 or 4 strong voltage spikes into a 12 volt battery? would it explode? you could step down that spike and use a bell ringer to get a nice trickle charge.
could there be a means of using that energy to quickly charge some type of chemical battery.
It might help with desulfation but if you hit it with too high a voltage I imagine it would boil off the elctrolyte.

So radiant energy and wireless transmission are two different things. Radiant energy collection is the collection of energy from nature. Transmission works regardless of the source. A couple of things to note: the radiant collector and transmission patents do not reference each other and the Wardenclyffe transmission project had it's own steam powered generator.

They are, however, weakly linked because radiant energy from the sun and other celectial bodies is transmitted wirelessly to the earth.

freethisone

Re: Tesla wireless powere transmission
« Reply #33, on December 18th, 2014, 09:54 AM »
Quote from thx1138v2 on April 3rd, 2014, 10:53 AM
I don't think you will find a document where Tesla says he can trnasmit totally without loss. He did say minimal losses like less than 3 or 5% but the important part of that was that he could transmit it around the world with extremely low loss and without transmission lines. And he said that any energy extracted by the receivers would need to be pumped back in by the transmitters but that the system once started and brought to resonance would idle at very low power usage, i.e. that 3 or 5% loss.
The spark gap was the diode of Tesla's day. It allows current to flow only one way and it will handle enormous voltages and he was talking of using upwards of 20 million volts. The unidirectional aspect of the spark gap was what was critical to creating the impulses and a quenched spark gap would give faster fall times to the impulse. The impulses are not DC and they are not AC.
Later he learned how to do it without the spark gap but it's very tricky to get right. It involves the charge rate of the cap, the the timing of the discharge, and the discharge rate. By having the discharge rate be very slightly faster than the charge rate and the discharge occurring at the top of the charging cycle it became only necessary to "top off" the capacitor to get the the next discharge. I never saw it explained this way but I think that's how he got his very low loss transmissions, the loss being that difference between charge and discharge rate.

He explained it like this, "The ideal medium for a discharge gap should only crack … think for the sake of illustration, of a piece of glass or similar body clamped in a vice, and the vice tightened more and more. At a certain point a minute increase of the pressure will cause the glass to crack. The loss of energy involved in splitting the glass may be practically nothing, for though the force is great, the displacement need be but extremely small."
Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Applications to Methods of Artificial Illumination delivered before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at Columbia College on May 20, 1891.
The elevated sphere is the capacitor but you have to understand that the charge is accumulated in the dielectric surrounding conductor. So in this case the dielectric is the air surrounding elevated sphere. See the MIT demonstration of a Leyden jar and Fritz Lowenstein's paper on capacitances.
MIT - Dissectible Capacitor (The video's owner prevents external embedding)
Capacitances by Fritz Lowenstein
Exactly. With the proper timing and the impulse traveling to the opposite pole and reflecting back the pulses create constructive interference and reinforce the pulse train. What he developed was a way to create lightning and control its strength and timing and always have it strike the earth at the sam point - the ground connection of the Wardenclyffe transmitter. That's why he had the underground radial pipes at Wardenclyffe and said that his device "must get a grip on the earth." See his Colorado Springs notes of July 4, 1899.
Click here and scroll down to July 4
 
I've built one of his radiant energy collectors. It's interesting but it supplies only minute power in my location. Tesla said the energy collected would be dependent on the size of the elevated, insulated plate. I believe the amount collected is also dependent on the elevation above sea level since the higher the altitude the less air is between the collector and the radiations coming from space, whether from the sun or from other suns or celectial bodies. I got some really anomolous readings. At the time I was just collecting voltage readings and local environmental parameters, i.e. temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover percentage, etc. I couldn't find any correlation between the voltage readings and the local environmental data. After thinking about it a while I thought about space conditions, i.e the solar wind. The solar wind isn't constant but pulses and has constantly varying density and speed. Bingo. I found an inverse relationship between the solar wind density and the voltage readings. Out of around eighty readings I had three outliers so I think it's a pretty good correlation. I liken the solar wind density to a cloud passing between the sun and a photovolatic panel. The higher the density of the solar wind, the more radiant energy is absorbed by the charged particles that make it up. The lower the density of the solar wind, the more radiant energy strikes the elevated, insulated plate. Another correlation is that while the readings were lower at night, they were more constant. This would be the radiant energy not coming from the sun but other celestial bodies but it isn't affected by the solar wind because the charged particles of the solar wind aren't between those source and the collector.
Solar Wind Visualization
Space Weather - Good place to gather data

I also had a very interesting experience one night. There was a thuderstorm north of me but it wasn't raining in my location. I was taking a voltage reading and a cloud to cloud lightning bolt appeared and lit up the elevated plate. The insulation wass white high density polystyrene (not foam) so it was quite bright. The voltage reading jumped to 4 times the reading at the time and decreased over about 10 seconds. I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing so didn't think to count the seconds between the light and the thunder. A little research showed that lightning does indeed emit some x-rays and gamma rays. Search "dark lightning". My conclusion from my research points out that the major problem with extracting electrical charge from the atmosphere is that the energy density is just too low to be useful. With my results I calculated that I would need roughly 20 acres of insulated, elevated plate to power my home. The problem is that the collection rate is so slow with small collectors that about the only think you can do with it  is charge a cell phone battery. There's no doubt that one could collect a large amount of energy but it would be depleted very fast in actual use. Maybe combining it with photovoltaics would be useful since it does collect some energy at night but I doubt it would be cost effective.

There's another interesting prospect about his work. The patent that covers transmitting through natural media states that the energy would be transmiited between tethered balloons at 30,000 feet which he considered relatively low. His initial idea was to transmit at 15 miles high which works out to 79,200 feet. His Colorado Springs notes even have comments about extracting hydrogen from the atmosphere for the ballooons. We know that the voltage is higher the greater the distance between the elevated plate and the ground. Was he considering maintaining the radiant energy collectors at 30,000 feet also? I think it likely. As far as I know he never tried it at Colorado Springs or anywhere else. That would have been quite an endeavor but we see very few notes and no photographs. Or at least I haven't seen any. I think he figured out later that he could do the same thing through the ground on July 4, 1899. It wasn't on July 4, 1899 because the July 5, 1899 entry has a note about extracting the hydrogen for the balloons. Maintaining balloons at those altitudes was plausible at that time because there were no airplanes there was an enormous beneits: rarefied air which breaks down and conducts more easily. See the following page and look at the first drawing. That was his simulation of transmitting in rarefied air for a patent examiner.
Colorado Springs Notes - Introduction

I flew to Hawaii some time ago and checked out the seatback display on the 737 I was on (in) and one of the things it showed was the conditions outside the plane. It was about -40F outside and we were at around 37,000 feet. My reading material for the flight? The Colorado Springs notes. Palm to forehead. Tesla also patented a method of refrigerating coils with "liquid air", as it was called then, to reduce the resistance of the conductors in the coil - a foreshadowing of superconductors. So transmitting at 30, 000 feet would be beneficial because lower air pressures, thinner air, and colder temperatures are all more conducive to conduction. He said many times his method was conduction, not induction. But there was one unknown factor that probably would have made that effort fail: the jet stream with winds up to ~250 MPH was unknown at that time.

I think when he concluded he could transmit through the crust of the earth he abandoned the ballooon idea simply because of the need for the altitude. There's been a lot of speculation about an "ionized channel to the ionosphere" but the jet stream would defeat that as well because the ioized channel would still be ions (matter) and the high winds would destroy the channel before it ever reached the ionosphere.
 
Nope. Well, maybe in a round about way. Tesla believed that if radioactive materials could be shielded from the cosmic rays they would not be radioactive. I contend that he used a nuclear battery. The battery was said to be a "normal" 12 volt battery but who would know what a nuclear battery was back then? Following his belief that the cosmic rays "activated" the radioactive materials, so to speak, it makes perfect sense. You have to keep in mind this was the 1930's and there were no controls on radioactive materials back then. None. The government controls came after it was proven that radioactive materials could be weaponized. Tesla also claimed he had developed a way to produce radium for one dollar a pound. Why would that be important to him? At the time radium cost about $58,000 per gram. Automobiles were in mass production and if he was proposing to power cars with radioactive material, the price would have to come way down. Well, at $1.00 per pound that would be about $0.0022 per gram. Also note that he said the car could power a home when not in use as transporation. I think the antenna that was said to be on the car was misdirection which, apparently worked quite well. 
Radioisotope Batteries for MEMS
More interesting a few people have actually looked at powering cars with radioactive power via thorium which is much safer than uranium or plutonium and it hasn't been that long ago. There's some news of thorium power plants being developed recently also.
Cadillac’s World Thorium Fuel Concept
Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins - July 1, 2013
It might help with desulfation but if you hit it with too high a voltage I imagine it would boil off the elctrolyte.

So radiant energy and wireless transmission are two different things. Radiant energy collection is the collection of energy from nature. Transmission works regardless of the source. A couple of things to note: the radiant collector and transmission patents do not reference each other and the Wardenclyffe transmission project had it's own steam powered generator.

They are, however, weakly linked because radiant energy from the sun and other celectial bodies is transmitted wirelessly to the earth.
i am looking at wireless energy again..

what was learned? one its longitudinal energy from nature? two there is a hairpin at the receiver..

looking at the coil transmitter, its simple. a copper tube coil of two turns,  but he add a secondary directly inside.
this can be experimented if you have the coils to work with.

the secondary coil is a free floating coil, and has a ground wire and antenna..
see patent Tesla.. this should be easy to come up with new interesting improvements.

I saw a vid, by eric dollar and i didn't realize how simple this is.  one member here was working on the hair pin circuit by adding a power source to it. umm the power should come from the transmitter. so take a Tesla hair pin, and  use wireless energy to power it up, not visa versa.

next we can advance in any number of ways.

take a pancake coil of many turns bi-filler  if desired. now connect the outer edge to ground. next take the center tap and add a antenna.
what did we do? this is the basic of Tesla wireless transmitter.

will energy come off this coil? will there be current? I don't think so, unless you specifically tune to whoever it may be that already is sending out wireless energy. ELF for instance, or even tapping into shoe-man. someone is out there sending this energy all around us, wasted energy.

what i described was what the transmitter would look like. a alternating current need be applied to the 2 turn coil that is not in direct communication with the secondary.

want to know more?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uXL4_Yas2k#