Tony Wakefield on the "Wakefield Experiment".

A challenge to Academia.

The "Wakefield Experiment" One & Two were both performed in non-laboratory conditions with the best equipment & materials available. The challenge is to ask that these experiments be repeated in a controlled laboratory environment by recognised professionals and the findings reported.


Ivor Catt claims that there is no such thing as a static charge in a capacitor and that the energy is moving at the speed of light (c) in a dielectric.

Light travels 30 centimetres or 11.811 inches in 1 nanosecond in a vacuum .

Capacitors come is different shapes and sizes making it difficult to show what is happening inside. By stretching out the capacitor to 2 very thin & long wires makes it very easy to measure the results. A coaxial cable provides the ideal method to produce a long capacitor and also minimise external interference. 

A capacitor is a transmission line and a transmission line is a capacitor. The experiment required a termination into a infinitely long termination (matching coax of same impedance)  This is not practical but can be simulated by a termination resistor of the same impedance as the cable. This can be simplified with a metal film small resistor of value equal to the Coaxial impedance.

It was noted that minor imperfections in the components and test equipment used would result in slight overshoot / undershoot / ringing in the waveforms observed in the documented experiment.

The length of the capacitor / coax used was 18 meters so that we could measure the times within a couple of nanoseconds accuracy and minimal losses.

At the completion of the experiments I am in agreement with Ivor Catt that the results matched his prediction of some 40 years ago.


I first met Ivor Catt in the late 1960's when we both worked for a new UK computer company. We both worked in the design and development of a new fast mini computer. I lost contact with Ivor fifty years but made contact a few years ago and studied some of his work via his website. I looked at the experiment that he was unable to do as the test equipment he had obtained would not function due to age. I was able to come up with a way to replace the equipment he had. After discussions I offered to perform the "Wakefield Experiment One". . At a presentation to some PhD students given by Ivor Catt at Newcastle University four students came up with a different experiment that would verify the results of experiment one. This is now known as "Wakefield Experiment Two". . .


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10 October 2016 (or earlier)