HEAS 2018 Event Photos - Comments

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HEAS 2018 Event Photos - Comments

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:22 am

Here is the place for all to reply with their photos of the event. Please post all images in the for of a reply here so they may all be collected in this one first posting as replies.

I implore all to share their photos here. Thanks

It was a hyper busy event for me as I did not take one single image. Far too busy. I rely on all those folks with smart phones blasting away to post here.

Note to the fellow who tried to e-mail me the Images of the Friday evening fusor run.....They never arrived. Please post them as a reply here now.

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Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 am

My report.....

The event was attended by 45 people. We had 52 logged in, but those that missed it were due to sudden medical issues or car troubles.
The person who traveled the farthest was perhaps a tie between Joe Ballantyne, Washington state or Richard Feldman, California. A regular attendee of many years, Dave Rosingnoli, traveled from Colorado. Other out-of-state folks came from Alabama, New York, South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee.

We had a fabulous weekend for the event. Friday was overcast and cool, but no rain. The fusor run on Friday night after dinner had its first couple of runs over 900k n/s. The best run of the night was a bit over 1.1 million n/s isotropic and silver was boldly activated to about 2.5X background. The activation would have been better, but the pressure had to keep being increased and the fusor HV shut off for a half minute to adjust the pressure upwards. This allowed the silver a respite from neutron bombardment in fits and starts. Ultimate pressure for the mega runs was 16 microns of Deuterium, 41kv @ 14ma.

Saturday began equally over cast and cool(70 degrees). The sky completely cleared around 11 am and the sun pushed the high to 81 degrees. The flea-market was huge and just never seemed to die down until the 4:30 PM break for dinner. The flea market is not just buying and selling, but a learning experience as newbies and neophytes learn from the seller the many nuances related to what they are purchasing. Entire sub groups would form around a seller who might have an item that was interesting, explaining to all how to utilize and care for it in service.

For the first time in history at HEAS, on the actual day of the event, the fusor was never turned on!!! It was that much of a zoo! I announced a schedule fusor run to 2 PM and that moment in time came and went unheralded and unquestioned. I promised a post presentation evening fusor run at 9 PM that, also, never materialized as there was so much talking following the presentations by both myself and others that by 12 midnight the 20 or so that remained were not primarily fusor folks and impromptu "micro presentations" broke out both inside and outside the lab.

Presentations 7 PM

Kevin Dunn - Resonance effects in Singing bowls.
Kevin always has the most interesting presentations. He has a number of bronze "singing bowls". he showed how this had both a male and female voice as hard and soft batons were rubbed about the lips of the bowls. Filled with water and later soapy water various standing wave patterns that could be easily observed, created tall water tower crests and troughs spraying water all over outside the large bowls.

Richard Hull - Origins of the HEAS (computer slide show)
Richard video projected still images of how his interests from the 1950's until now progressed. He noted how his hobbies and scientific interests progressed from amateur metal rocketry in Jr. high school to fusors. We saw how he joined a number of scientific organizations which led to his forming three or four other groups, from astronomy in the 70's Robotics in the 80's, Tesla coiling in the 90's to fusors and high energy amateur science in this century.

T.R. Leary - Gold mining in Virginia/ growing crystals.
T.R. always has a lot of demos. He is an avid amateur Geologist/chemist. He showed all how he had a made a really innovative sluice box for recovering gold bits from Virginia streams. he displayed and passed around several vials of gold fines in water. In the second half of his talk he demonstrated his method for growing gypsum crystals.


The big take-away was cool hardware and valuable knowledge. In addition, many new friendships were made.

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Post by Jim Kovalchick » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:23 pm

Thanks for the update Richard. I was waiting anxiously all weekend for someone to post so I could at least experience it vicariously given I could not attend in person.

I was at a nuclear plant in Mexico all last week, and as a result I spent the weekend with the whole Montezuma revenge experience. Obviously you all had much more fun.

Congratulations Richard on another great HEAS. I am especially sorry to have missed the presentations and of course meeting the attendees. Maybe next year.

Jim K

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Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Thanks Jim and I do hope to see you next year. I am hoping that some of the attendees will care enough about all of the others unable to attend HEAS enough to share some images. So far, nothing.....

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Post by Frank Sanns » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:10 pm

I miss my real time picture updates starting Friday night and through Saturday. Missed all of you. Hopefully good pictures will show up.

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Post by Andrew Robinson » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Only snapped a few pics this year. One from the yard.
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Luke Harell's very rare Ion Chamber serial #12
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Post by Richard Hull » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks Andrew. Is this all the photo support we get? Sad.... By the way, the green light is chemically generated by Larry Huffstedler in a later night demo in the lab. I guess that is Andrew's new transformer. (We have a fabulous scrap yard that many visit each year.)

Frank, I was hoping others might care to share so you could get a feel for the event. I like to think no one with images has seen the post yet. If they have and are not sharing, then shame on 'em. I hope your heart is doing better.

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Post by Chris Mullins » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:24 am

I had a great time at my first HEAS - was very interesting finally meeting the people from whom I've read years of posting history!

Here are some pics:

Richard with impromptu pyrolytic graphite demo:
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Chris Mullins, with newly acquired 7401 alpha spectrometer, eyeing more of Richard's NIM modules:
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Larry Huffstedler with chemical light demo:
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Kevin Dunn demonstrating singing bowls:
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T.R. Leary trying some new headwear:
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T.R. Leary giving gypsum crystal growing demo:
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Post-presentation discussion:
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Post by Richard Hull » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:04 am

Thank you Chris!
Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
Retired now...Doing only what I want and not what I should...every day is a saturday.

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Post by David Rosignoli » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:31 am

Geez. Kids today have no patience for pictures. :-)
Richard, thanks for hosting a fun event!
Dave
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T.R. describing either his crystal growing or panning for gold..
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Larry speeding up a cold light reaction to bring up the brightness to an 11!
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More of the same.
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Richard Hull describing the history of HEAS, fast cars, women, and spearheads!
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Dr. Kevin Dunn demonstrating brass headware
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Dr. Dunn brings water to a "boil" by rubbing the rim with soft padded dowel
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Demonstrating the same with bowls of different sizes
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Larry dons a pair of Occulus VR goggles to see ?
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Richard sells some goodies
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A different angle of the host
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Tables of the flea market
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Tables of the flea market cont...
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Tables of the flea market cont...
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T.R. Sells some good stuff
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T.R. Sells some good stuff here too
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Andrew selling his wares...
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More flea market goodies
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A broad view of the flea market
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Richard reaching 1Mn/sec on Friday night!

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