Yes, that is a definite possibility.
There are several old patents describing systems for
collecting atmospheric charge. With modern electronic
devices it is now much easier to fabricate such a system.
Right, I agree. There are high voltage Zener diodes to
take the place of a spark gap in a long string, for instance?
Otherwise all one is doing is collecting 50/60 Hz ambient line
power by resonance, yes?
As I said on OU.com, if you're way out in the 'sticks' and
'bushes' of your county, it'll take a whole lot longer wire to
get usable voltage.
(There are a whole bunch of antenna patents on the U.S.
Patent Database to be downloaded.)
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