Three original Rife Machines have been found. Find out how they really worked by reading:
The Rife Machine Report
The Rife Machine Report
1934 Rife Ray #3
Rife Machine used in the 1934 clinic
1) This was a regenerative instrument that used a ray tube.
2) It consisted of two Kennedy Regenerative Receivers (the model numbers were the 110 and 281). These two receivers made it possible to have a combination of one low frequency oscillator and one high frequency oscillator or two high frequency oscillators.
3) The output was sine wave.
4) Power usage was from batteries. Output to the ray tube was about 50 RF watts?
This instrument was described in a document believed to have been written by Jack Free, one of Dr. Rife's lab assistance. We will quote the portion of that document that pertains to this instrument:
"In 1923 more appropriate apparatus [Rife Ray #2 when improved became the Rife Ray #3] was assembled and used. The different frequencies were generated by a tube oscillator with many stages of amplification, the final stage being a 50 watt Telefunken tube.
This amplified frequency was in turn fed into an output tube, and as the voltage at this point was quite small, it was found necessary to apply external voltage across the anode and the cathode of the output tube [ray tube] to act as a carrier wave for the frequencies that were generated in the apparatus.
The output tube was constructed with a double expansion bulb, blown from quartz, using platinum anode and cathode it having a 45° target for directional effect. No heat is generated in output tube-temperature constant. The frequency control of the instrument was exact to a fraction of a wavelength making it possible to coordinate the frequency in each pathogenic micro-organism with its own wavelength of frequency delivered from the instrument.
The current supply for the whole apparatus was supplied by batteries and generators.
During the next eight years these experiments continued and with the aid of the Rife super microscope and the frequency instruments the coordinating frequencies (termed mortal oscillatory rate MOR) of most of the pathogenic micro-organisms were found and recorded including the frequencies of many of the virus or filter passing forms of these organisms." (Development of the Rife Ray and use in devitalizing of pathogenic micro-organisms).
Dr. Rife was asked by Dr. Milbank Johnson M.D. to write a description of his Rife Ray #3 instrument in 1935. Dr. Rife had Jack Free, his lab assistant; include this description in a letter that Jack Free wrote to Dr. Milbank Johnson. Below is Dr. Rife's description.
RIFE: "The basic principle of this devise is the control of a desired frequency. These frequencies varying upon the organisms being treated.
The frequency is set which controls the initial oscillator, which in turn is run thru six stages of amplification, the last stage driving a 50 watt output tube.
The frequency with its carrier wave is transmitted into an output tube similar to the standard X-ray tube, but filled with a different inert gas. This tube acts as a directional antenna.
The importance in the variable control of these frequencies is that each pathogenic organism being treated is of a different chemical consistency, the consequence being they carry a different molecular vibratory rate. Each one in turn under these conditions requires a different frequency or vibratory rate to destroy." (Letter from Jack Free to Dr. Milbank Johnson M.D., December 17, 1935)
This Rife Machine was used in the 1934 clinic by Dr. Milbank Johnson. If you look at the bottom of the above photo of the Rife ray #3 you can see part of the bed railing and mattress where they treated the patients. If you look at the table you can see that the instrument was not a one piece instrument but had many components. This Rife Machine has always been considered the best instrument used by Dr. Rife because it produced the results of the 1934 cancer and tuberculosis clinic. Those interested in the work of Dr. Rife have always wanted to know how this instrument worked. They have also wondered what equipment he used. This has been one of the biggest Rife mysteries. There have been all kinds of speculation on how his first instrument worked. What was its waveform? What was the frequency range? Could it generate audio frequencies? Was it super-regenerative (as he wrote on his lab notes), or was it just regenerative? All of these things have remained mysteries for over fifty years. It was generally believed that the 1934 instrument was custom made for Dr. Rife. However, if the equipment had not been custom made, the mystery could be solved. And today, thanks to some great detective work done by Mr. Peters, the mystery, in fact, is now solved. The instruments were not custom made. They were standard off-the-shelf frequency generating equipment that Dr. Rife purchased. The equipment and frequency ranges are now known.
A better photo of the equipment Dr. Rife used appears in the next photo, shown below. It was when Mr. Peters was looking at this photo that he recognized the Kennedy frequency generating equipment.
Dr. Rife most likely stacked it all up on a table and took a picture of it after he started to use the newer equipment built for him in 1935. This photo, amongst others, made it possible to figure out the equipment Dr. Rife used. This photo has been provided courtesy of Jason Ringas of Rife Research Group of Canada. Here in this paper you will be able to see the actual equipment along with the selling advertisements of the 1920's that give the specifications of the equipment.
We will now look at each piece of equipment and take an in-depth look at the specifications of each. All pieces of equipment except the ray tubes and possibly the five stage amplifier were considered off-the-shelf equipment. This means that this was standard frequency generation equipment which could be purchased from companies in the 1920’s. Although they are regenerative receivers, they could output whatever frequency Dr. Rife wanted to use when the regenerative circuit was turned up. Dr. Rife used top-of-the-line Kennedy equipment from the Colin B. Kennedy Company, which built some of the most accurate, high quality equipment that could be purchased in 1923. It was also some of the most expensive equipment to purchase. We will now take a look at the next photo, shown below.
This photo is one of several photos of Dr. Rife’s lab instruments. The bottom two pieces of equipment were the Kennedy Receiver Model 110 connected to the Kennedy Two-Stage Audio Amplifier Model 525. The other piece of equipment sitting on top of the Kennedy Receiver Model 110 we will look at later. Below are two more photos. The first photo is a better photo of this old antique equipment. The second photo is the 1923 advertisement from the Colin B. Kennedy Company which provides the frequency range and features of this regenerative receiver. It also gives the effective frequency range from 175 to 25,000 meters or from 12,000 Hertz to 1,700,000 Hertz.
The Kennedy Model 110 could actually go to about 1,800,000 Hertz. The Kennedy Company was just being conservative in its advertisement. The next instrument that was on top of the Receiver Model 110 in Dr. Rife's lab photo is the Kennedy Short-Wave Regenerative Receiver Model 281. Below is a photo of the Kennedy Receiver Model 281. Below the 281 is a picture of the 1923 Kennedy 281 advertisement.
This Kennedy 281 instrument had an effective range from 185 meters to 620 meters or from 483,000 Hertz to 1,620,000 Hertz. This instrument could actually go to about 1,800,000 Hertz. Kennedy Company again being conservative.
Above in the original lab photo which showed all of Dr. Rife's equipment stacked up on a table we see another Kennedy Regenerative Receiver, this being the Kennedy Model 220. The first photo, shown below, is a photo of this instrument. Its effective frequency range was from 175 meters to 3250 meters or from 92,000 Hertz to 1,700,000 Hertz. It could also go to about 1,800,000 Hertz. All three models of this Kennedy equipment could go higher in frequency than the advertisements state. Below the Kennedy Model 220 photo we see the 1923 advertisement for the Kennedy 220 instrument.
Now that we have all the frequency generating equipment identified we can now come to some conclusions. All of this Kennedy equipment was sine wave. Square wave was not used or even generated in this old equipment. The Kennedy Receiver Model 110 had a frequency range from 12,000 to about 1,800,000 Hertz. This shows that Dr. Rife’s instruments had the ability to output audio frequencies, a fact that he mentioned in his 1961 deposition. The only audio frequencies he would have used would have been modulated from this equipment. Dr. Rife also mentioned in his 1961 deposition that he balanced the audio on a carrier which would have been a modulated waveform.
What is really surprising is the fact that none of the Kennedy equipment that Dr. Rife used could output a frequency higher than about 2 Megahertz (MHz). This fact changes a lot of things with regard to his lab notes dated before 1934. It was impossible for him to produce 11,780,000 Hertz or 17,033,000 Hertz using this equipment. These are the two frequencies that Dr. Rife listed on his lab notes for the BX cancer virus. The frequency range of the Kennedy equipment now explains why Dr. Rife’s Engineer, Philip Hoyland, told Mr. Edwards, a business partner in Beam Ray Corporation, that Dr. Rife and not taken some factors into consideration when he read his frequencies prior to 1935. What this implies is that Dr. Rife may have misread his frequencies prior to 1935.
With Dr. Rife’s approval, Philip Hoyland was hired by Dr. Milbank Johnson, M.D. and the University of Southern California Special Medical Research Committee in 1935 to build a more up-to-date portable frequency instrument to be used for their research. Dr. Rife’s 1934 instrument was cumbersome because it was not just one, but several, pieces of equipment which were difficult to move and use. In order to build the new instrument, Philip Hoyland needed to know what frequencies Dr. Rife was using.
This is where the story gets interesting. Dr. Rife had many lab notes which had the frequencies written down on them for the various microorganisms. Dr. Rife could have just given Philip Hoyland a copy of the frequency ranges that the lab notes covered and he could have built the instrument from that information. But this is not what happened. Philip Hoyland brought his standard master oscillator into the laboratory and then Dr. Rife and Philip Hoyland went through the long process of putting many organisms under the microscope and checking to see what the frequency was when it was devitalized. If Dr. Rife had been confident that his original frequencies were correct on his lab notes this testing would not have been necessary. It is apparent that there were probably some questions in Dr. Rife's mind about the accuracy of his initial readings and frequencies which made this retesting of the organisms M.O.R. frequencies necessary.
Keeping this in mind, it was difficult to read the correct frequencies prior to this time unless you were very proficient at doing it. Philip Hoyland apparently wanted to know exactly what frequencies Dr. Rife was using in order to build the new instrument. While testifying on the stand in the 1939 Beam Ray trial, Philip Hoyland stated this about how he obtained the frequencies: (1939 Beam Ray Trial Transcript #778)
HOYLAND: “They were taken off the last machine [the Kennedy equipment] that was built by Dr. Rife. I transferred them from one machine to another.”
At another point during the trial the transcript reads as follows: (Beam Ray Trial Transcript #905-916)
COMPARET: “In June of 1935 was when you made an agreement with the [transcript missing words] medical research to build a Rife Ray machine, [the Rife Ray #4] you did build it soon after that?”
COMPARET: “You had an agreement with them that all work was to be done under Dr. Rife’s direction?”
HOYLAND: “That’s what the contract called for.”
COMPARET: “Did you do this work without getting the frequencies from Dr. Rife?”
HOYLAND: “I recalibrated the machine according to the bacteria.”
COMPARET: “What specifically did you do that constituted this recalibration?”
HOYLAND: “I used a standard oscillator against his machine to see what frequencies he was using.”
COMPARET: “He set his machine and you measured his frequencies?”
COMPARET: “Did you make any memorandum of these particular frequencies?”
HOYLAND: “Yes, I gave Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rife a list of them.”
Later during the trial Dr. Rife was asked where the frequencies came from: (Beam Ray Trial Transcript #1290-1293)
JUDGE KELLY: “When you constructed this Beam Ray machine [from Kennedy equipment] you had a dial representing the frequencies or harmonics?”
RIFE: “We had many dials on the original machine [Kennedy Model 110].”
JUDGE KELLY: “Is that the machine Mr. Hoyland got the frequencies from?”
RIFE: “Yes, he took them off that old machine [Kennedy Model 110].”
From the court testimony given by Dr. Rife and Philip Hoyland we see the frequencies were read by Philip Hoyland off of the Rife Ray #3 or Kennedy Model 110 and 281 and used in the next instrument which was the Rife Ray #4 (We will be discussing this instrument next). Now let’s continue on reading the court testimony: (Beam Ray Trial Transcript #1553-1555)
COMPARET: “Now going back to your assumption that Dr. Rife knew the frequencies, had Mr. Hoyland ever told you that Dr. Rife knew them?”
EDWARDS: “No, he told me that Dr. Rife only thought he had them.”
COMPARET: “What did you think that meant?”
EDWARDS: “Well, Mr. Hoyland told me about that time [1934 and before], that Dr. Rife measured the frequencies only by the length of the wire and that he did not take other factors into consideration.”
Here in the court testimony we just read that Dr. Rife had not read his frequencies correctly when he measured them. This would have been a mistake easy to make in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The frequencies which Philip Hoyland read off of Dr. Rife’s #3 instrument, which consisted of the Kennedy equipment, were different from the earlier lab note frequencies recorded by Dr. Rife. This has caused a lot of confusion because the frequencies that Philip Hoyland read were all lower than 2,000,000 Hertz. Dr. Rife had written down on his lab notes frequencies as high as 11,780,000 and 17,033,000 Hertz for the BX cancer virus. However, the Kennedy Models 110, 220 and 281 could not output these high frequencies. It is apparent that Philip Hoyland was absolutely correct when he told Mr. Edwards that Dr. Rife had misread his frequencies. Also, Philip Hoyland testified in court that he gave both Dr. Rife and Dr. Johnson a list of the correct frequencies he read off of the Kennedy Model 110. This verifies the truth of what Philip Hoyland said in court.
There is another verification that Dr. Rife had misread his frequencies. On the Rife audio CD's, Henry Siner, Dr. Rife’s lab assistant, read from a lab note of the BX cancer virus. All the information was the same as Dr. Rife’s earlier pre-1935 lab notes except the frequencies. On that corrected lab note Henry Siner read 187 meters for the wave length and 1,604,000 Hertz for the cycles per second frequency for the BX cancer virus. Both the meter frequency and the cycles per second measurement being the same frequency. However, on the pre-1935 lab note, both were different. One frequency was 11,780,000 and the other was 17.6 meters or 17,033,000 Hertz. Henry Siners reading of this corrected lab note also verifies that Dr. Rife had not read his frequencies correctly. At the end of that discussion about the BX cancer virus and the Lab note Henry Siner made this statement, quote:
SINER: “That was a long time ago, but, and remember, I was just copying what he [Dr. Rife] dictated.” (John Marsh Rife CD's - MP3 track 11)
This quote from the Rife CD,s shows that it was Dr. Rife who made the corrections to the lab note, not Henry Siner. The frequency of 1,604,000 Hertz was the frequency Philip Hoyland read and gave to Dr. Rife and Dr. Johnson and it was used in the new instrument built in 1935 called the Rife Ray #4.
There is one thing we need to consider. Dr. Rife could have read a harmonic of the frequency instead of the correct frequency. It appears this is in fact what Dr. Rife did. Dr. Rife understood how easy it was to read a harmonic frequency instead of the correct frequency and recognized that he may not have had true fundamental frequencies. He stated:
RIFE: “I’ve talked to you [John Crane] and Verne [Verne Thompson] and other people too that there may be some of the frequencies that we are using that may be harmonics, you know...It’s not an impossibility that some of those frequencies may be a harmonic. We may not know the true frequencies of some of them. But it does the business. Maybe if we had the true frequency it would do it better because it has more power than a harmonic.” (John Marsh Rife CD's - CD 7 track 2)
The frequency that Philip Hoyland read off of Dr. Rife’s 1934 Rife Ray #3 Machine was 1,604,000 Hertz. Dr. Rife had written two frequencies down on his pre-1934 lab notes. One was 11,780,000 Hertz and the other was 17,033,000 Hertz. The seventh harmonic of 1,604,000 is 11,228,000 which is close to the 11,780,000 especially if you consider that Dr. Rife was not reading his frequencies correctly. We now know Dr. Rife was not even reading the harmonic correctly. Now the eleventh harmonic of 1,604,000 is 17,644,000 which is close also to 17,033,000 Hertz. Had Dr. Rife read the frequencies correctly then both the meter frequency and the cycles per second frequency should have been the same frequency. This was the case with the new lab note when it was corrected by Dr. Rife and read by Henry Siner in the 1950’s. The evidence is absolutely overwhelming that Dr. Rife was not reading his frequencies correctly because the frequencies Philip Hoyland read were used in the next Rife Machine which was called the Rife Ray #4. In the space of about 60 days all Dr. Rife’s frequencies changed from from the pre-1935 lab note frequencies to the new frequencies that were used with the Rife Ray #4.
We wondered where these harmonics that Dr. Rife read might of come from. Did the Kennedy Model 110 have harmonics in its waveform? Did it output a sine wave waveform? Was the waveform distorted? The only way to answer these questions was to find a working Kennedy 110 and put it on a spectrum analyzer. Jason Ringas of the Rife Research Group of Canada and I contacted Henry Rogers the owner of the Western Historic Radio Museum (www.radioblvd.com) who owns two Kennedy 110s that are still operational. Henry Rogers knew nothing about Dr. Rife but agreed to let me come visit his location to check the readings of the Kennedy Model 110. He also owns a Kennedy 220 and a Kennedy Model 281, both of which are also in working condition. The Kennedy Company built top-of-the-line equipment and we were surprised to find out even after over 80 years, they still worked as well as they did when they were new. Very little attention is ever needed to get these instruments back in working condition because of the quality of their construction. So with spectrum analyzer in hand, I went to see Henry Rogers and we put the Kennedy 110 on the spectrum analyzer to get the answers to our questions. Below is the reading of the waveform of the Kennedy Model 110 at 417,000 Hertz using a PicoScope 3205 spectrum analyzer. On the left is the waveform which proves that
Dr. Rife was using sine wave. That question was finally answered. The spectrum analyzing of the frequency revealed that there were no harmonics in the waveform. The noise which shows up as little spikes are from the power supply. These old receivers ran on batteries and when they are hooked up to batteries the noise in the circuit is greatly reduced. The amazing thing about the Kennedy Model 110 sine wave waveform was that it was picture perfect. This amazed us because everyone believed that the equipment that Dr. Rife used would have had a distorted waveform. No one that I have ever talked with believed that this old equipment was capable of producing a nearly-perfect waveform. It was as good as we can do today with our sophisticated modern frequency generating equipment. The fact that it produced no harmonics also amazed us. Below are the readings of the Kennedy Model 110 at 770,000 and 1,604,000 Hertz. At 1,604,000 Hertz the sine wave was still nearly perfect and it did not produce any harmonics. We checked all frequencies out to 50 Megahertz for harmonics and found none.
This testing showed that Dr. Rife’s equipment, call a Rife Machine, output a sine wave waveform with no harmonics. So where did the frequencies come from that Dr. Rife read and recorded on his old lab notes? Why did he record two frequencies in his lab notes? We now knew what equipment he used. His pre-1935 lab notes just didn’t make any sense. We know from Henry Siner’s reading of the corrected BX lab note that the meter frequency and the cycles per second frequency should be the same. It is apparent that Dr. Rife used two different pieces of equipment to read his frequencies. One piece of equipment gave a reading in meters and the other piece of equipment gave a reading in cycles per second. However even knowing this did not explain where the harmonics came from.
We knew that the noble gas he used in his ray tube could double the frequency that went through it. These types of tests have been done with plasma in laboratories in the past. So we decided to make some tests. We tested the Icom 718 which we hooked up to a phanotron ray tube. This is the type of ray tube Dr. Rife used and is the only one we tested. We first tested to see what the sine wave looked like coming out of the Icom 718. We wanted to make sure that it did not produce any harmonics, and in fact, our testing showed it did not produce any harmonics. Then we hooked it up to the antenna tuner to see if the tuner distorted the waveform and produced any harmonics. We found it did not distort the waveform or produce harmonics through the antenna tuner except at 1,604,000 Hertz. This is only because the Icom is not supposed to output a frequency below 2,000,000 Hertz. Below this frequency it will produce two harmonics (see graph on page 18). The other two frequencies we tested were 11,780,000 and 17,033,000 Hertz. These were the frequencies Dr. Rife recorded on his pre-1935 lab notes and neither of these produced harmonics through the antenna tuner. Then we put it through the ray tube. The ray tube didn’t just double the frequency - it also produced all the harmonics that Dr. Rife would have read. We now had the answers as to where the harmonics came from. The ray tube produces the harmonics. You can put a harmonic-free sine wave through a ray tube and get all the harmonics that Dr. Rife recorded on his lab notes. The photo below is the Icom 718 and below that photo are the three graphs that show the readings taken in this testing.
Below are the measurements taken with the PicoScope 3205 spectrum analyzer from the Icom 718 using the antenna tuner and ray tube at 11,780,000 Hertz. This was the first frequency Dr. Rife listed on his pre-1934 lab notes which was later changed to 1,604,000 Hertz.
Below are the measurements taken with the PicoScope 3205 spectrum analyzer from the Icom 718 using the antenna tuner and ray tube at 17,033,000 Hertz. This was the second frequency on his pre-1934 lab notes which was recorded in meters. This was later changed to 187 meters which would give us a frequency of about 1,604,000 Hertz. This confirms that Dr. Rife was just reading a harmonic at 17,033,000.
After having done all this spectrum analysis testing we now know how Dr. Rife misread his frequencies. The ray tube gave him the harmonics that he read. Also, he evidently did not read the harmonics correctly. Philip Hoyland read the frequencies correctly because he was an electronics engineer and had the ability to read the frequencies properly. We wish to mention that we do not feel this in any way diminishes or questions the brilliance of Dr. Rife. Even Dr. Rife himself said he was not an electronics man and never claimed to be one. He made a mistake that any untrained person could have easily made.
Having said this, let’s move on to the facts. Philip Hoyland read 1,604,000 Hertz for the frequency of the BX cancer virus. Dr. Rife corrected his lab notes to this frequency. This frequency was used in the later Rife Ray #4 instrument. With these documented facts, we now know what must have happened. Dr. Rife read the seventh harmonic of 1,604,000 Hertz and recorded it on his pre-1934 lab notes. The only problem was he was unable to read the seventh harmonic correctly and misread it as 11,780,000 Hertz. It should have been 11,228,000 Hertz because this is the actual harmonic frequency that came out of the ray tube. Dr. Rife had two different pieces of equipment for reading frequencies - one which read in cycles per second and the other which read in meters. These types of meters used to measure wavelengths were common electronic test equipment, just as digital frequency counters are in common use today. Wavelength meters were much harder to use and measure frequencies with if you didn't really understand how to use them. We know that this was the case. Dr. Rife then misread the eleventh harmonic of 1,604,000 Hertz. This harmonic should have been 17,644,000 Hertz instead of the 17,033,000 Hertz. Again, we know from the corrected lab note read by Henry Siner that the cycles per second and meters frequencies should match or be the same. In these early pre-1934 lab notes none of the cycles per second and meter frequencies matched. This shows Dr. Rife used two different pieces of equipment to read the frequencies. The final fact is the Kennedy Company equipment could only output frequencies up to about 1,800,000 Hertz (far below the 11 MHz and 17 MHz range).
When we read the Kennedy Model 110 the instrument was surprisingly accurate. Dr. Rife could have very easily hit the frequency he wanted within the tolerances he gave. He gave “one tenth of one meter” as a gage to show how close you had to be to an organism’s M.O.R. At 1,604,000 Hertz this would be 858 Hertz. He said if you were off by this amount the frequency wouldn’t work. With that in mind it would be necessary to be within a few hundred Hertz of the BX M.O.R. in order to make sure the frequency was effective. The Kennedy instrument could hit within 200 to 300 Hertz very easily at 1,604,000 Hertz. After changing the dials and then coming back to the same dial settings you could get within 2000 to 6000 Hertz at 417,000 Hertz. This is less than 1% inaccuracy which is quite amazing. Even Philip Hoyland, when he measured the frequencies rounded off all but one frequency to the nearest thousandth. The testing of the Kennedy Model 110 shows that the frequency for the BX is most likely somewhere between 1,600,000 and 1,608,000 Hertz, however it could be as much as 10,000 Hertz plus or minus of 1,604,000 Hertz. All of the frequencies are only close and this should be considered when using them. One fact that helps to point this out is Philip Hoyland read 1,604,000 Hertz for the frequency of the BX. He also gave 187 meters as the frequency. One hundred and eighty seven meters is 1,603,168 Hertz. This is a difference of 832 Hertz and shows why the frequencies are only close. Today’s frequency generating equipment is very accurate at hitting a specific frequency but in Dr. Rife’s era this was not the case. Dr. Rife’s microscope gave him an advantage that we do not have. He could see the organism die.
So now that we know that Dr. Rife’s Kennedy Model 110, 220 and 281 only went to 1,800,000 Hertz with harmonics going to about 20,000,000 Hertz (see graph below). We have to ask this question: What frequency is really the true M.O.R? Is it the 1,604,000 Hertz or a harmonic of it?
The actual M.O.R. frequency could have been very easily a harmonic, and Dr. Rife would have never known it. The below spectrum analyzer graph of 1,604,000 Hertz shows it could be any one of these harmonics. Since the ray tube is what produces these harmonics it may be very important to have all these harmonics. Myth Busters, a cable television program did a test to see if they could break a crystal glass with sound waves. They found when they used only the fundamental frequency without the harmonics they could not break the glass. But when they used the harmonics along with the fundamental frequency then they were able to break the glass. This may or may not be pertinent but it is something that should be considered.
With this in mind we decided to see if there was a way that we could duplicate the harmonics without having to use a ray tube. The below reading with the spectrum analyzer shows that if we distorted the sine wave no more than what the ray tube did we could produce the same harmonics as a ray tube.
The reading was done at 1,604,000 Hertz taken from an off-the-shelf GB-4000 Function Generator. This test showed it was very easy to duplicate the harmonics produced by a ray tube. We decided to test a triangle wave since the distorted sine wave out of the ray tube resembled it. It also produced the same harmonics as a ray tube. Then we gated an undistorted sine wave and it produced the harmonics. It is apparent that any sine wave frequency from any frequency generator, when gated will produce harmonics.
We will now discuss Dr. Rife’s tuning of the Kennedy Receiver Model 110 using headphones. In the photo below you can see a set of headphones on the Model 525 audio amplifier.
Headphones were used to tune the Kennedy Receiver Model 110 and Dr. Rife’s earlier instrument that he used before purchasing the Kennedy equipment. When Dr. Rife first tested the audio range of frequencies he would tune his instrument using headphones. Bertrand Comparet, Rife’s attorney for the Beam Ray trial of 1939 made this statement when he was interviewed by Dr. John Hubbard:
COMPARET: “Way back in the old days, way, way back, Rife told me that the way he used to tune his instrument, which in those primitive days was, I guess, garbled. He would hook up headphones and turn the thing. He had a very keen musical sense of pitch and so on, and he would tune it in his headphones until he got the right pitch, and that was the frequency.” (1970’s Bertrand Comparet interview #89)
The headphones were used for tuning the audio frequencies in Dr. Rife’s early tests when he used loose couplers. The headphones also played an important role in the tuning of the Kennedy Receivers. In the next photo below you can see the regeneration dial of the Kennedy Receiver Model 110.
When you turned up the regeneration you would listen for clicks or some static in the headphones, this would tell you that the instrument was oscillating. If you turned the regeneration up too high you would hear feedback in the headphones. This feedback meant you did not have a pure sine wave waveform. The first photo, shown below, is the waveform with the feedback from the Kennedy Receiver Model 110. It is a form of audio modulation. The second photo, shown below, shows what is produced when there is no feedback. Dr. Rife always wanted to use a pure waveform. The fact that we could actually listen to the original type of equipment that he used made it so we could understand what Dr. Rife was doing.
We will now discuss Dr. Rife’s multi-stage-amplifier that he used with the Kennedy equipment. This was most likely a class A RC coupling cascade style amplifier. Daven Company started building this type of amplifier back in about 1925. Dr. Rife may have had Daven custom build his multi-stage-amplifier but we cannot be sure of this. The two photos below are Daven amplifiers. Both are three stage amplifiers.
The Kennedy Receiver Model 110 only output about 1.5 to 3 volts. Dr. Rife needed to be able to amplify the signal to a high enough power level to make it effective. In the first three old lab photos below we see Dr. Rife’s multi-stage-amplifier. In the fourth photo, shown below, you can see the type of tubes he would have used in the early to mid 1920's.
These tubes would have made it so Dr. Rife could amplify the signal from the Kennedy Receiver Model 110 to about 50 watts in multi-stages. If you look at the above three photos of Dr. Rife’s multi-stage-amplifier you will see five switches. These five switches (representing five-stages) made it so he could choose different power levels determined by how many stages of amplification he wanted to use. With this configuration he could have easily produced the 50 watts he said he used. This 50 watts, was the power level that was mentioned in the Rife CD's for this instrument.
Ben Cullen, a close friend of Dr. Rife’s, mentions on the Rife CD's that Dr. Rife would light the ray tube with a separate power source. His lab photos shows a spark gap transmitter which he probably used, in the 1920's, to light the ray tube. If you look at Dr. Rife’s lab photo, first shown below, you can see the spark gaps. The spark gaps are right below the "Spark gap" writing. The second photo, shown below, is an up close photo of the spark gap transmitter diathermy from the 1920's. We purchased it so we could test the lighting of a ray tube with it. The third photo, shown below, is the lighting of the ray tube using this spark gap transmitter. It lit the ray tube with ease and could output more power than the ray tube could handle.
This spark gap transmitter would make it so Dr. Rife didn’t have any difficulties tuning the ray tube when he changed frequencies from a low frequency of 139,000 hertz to a higher frequency of 1,604,000 hertz.
In the next photo, shown below, we see the waveform of this spark gap transmitter. The spark gap transmitter had a damped waveform and would have given him a damped wave carrier frequency most likely somewhere around one Megahertz. This transmitter we purchased has a frequency of 920 KHz. Dr. Rife would not have modulated frequencies onto this carrier wave but he would have just mixed the frequencies in the ray tube.
The next photo, shown below, is of a sine wave and spark gap damped waveform mixed together in the ray tube.
Mixing would have given Dr. Rife the combination of a damped wave and one or two sine wave frequencies, depending if he used two sine wave frequencies simultaneously. We do not believe that Dr. Rife continued to use a spark gap transmitter because it would have made it impossible for him to read the ray tube harmonic frequencies that his ray tube output. This is because a spark gap outputs broadband noise that makes it impossible to read any harmonic frequencies. Dr. Rife must have only used the spark gap transmitter in his early 1920's work. From the document "Development of the Rife Ray" we learn what he replaced the spark gap transmitter with.
"And as the voltage at this point was quite small, it was found necessary to apply external voltage across the anode and the cathode of the output tube (ray tube) to act as a carrier wave for the frequencies that were generated in the apparatus." (Development of the Rife Ray and use in devitalizing of pathogenic micro-organisms
It appears that the spark gap transmitter accomplished to important things. One: It lit the ray tub with an external voltage. Two: It produced a high potential voltage spike in the frequencies. Later he used a DC voltage transformer much like a neon light transformer to light his ray tube. Then he added an audio pulsing circuit to create the high potential voltage spike.
To better understand the reason why a high potential voltage spike is important we need to jump forward in the history of Dr. Rife's instruments to 1936-1937. The Beam Ray Laboratory instrument built by Philip Hoyland was built at this time and it had a fixed audio frequency pulsing circuit. The audio frequency that it produced was modulated with the RF frequencies it output. This audio pulsing circuit would have given Dr. Rife’s frequencies a very high potential voltage spike almost identical to the damped wave of the spark gap. John Crane made this statement when he was narrating Dr. Rife’s lab film.
CRANE: “Now the spikes that you see on the frequencies are the lethal part that kill and devitalize the virus. They are the resonant peaks of the frequencies which increase the voltage to a very high potential which the cells of the virus wall cannot tolerate and they break up into many pieces and are destroyed.” (Watch Dr. Rife’s 1936 Lab Film Narrated by John Crane in the 1970s).
The modulated audio frequency in the 1936-1937 Beam Ray Laboratory instrument was in the shape of a damped wave. With both the Rife Ray #4 and the Beam Ray Laboratory instruments having waveforms in the shape of a damped wave doesn't seem like a coincidence. When Dr. Rife discontinued using the spark gap and replaced it with an external high voltage current to act as a carrier frequency he would have had to develop a new method of creating this high potential voltage rise in his frequencies. It appears, with the help of Lee Deforest, that Dr. Rife must have developed this audio frequency pulsing circuit for his instruments.
It is apparent that this pulsing of the M.O.R frequencies is the reason why Dr. Rife was able to devitalize the many microorganisms he tested.
Dr. Rife described the method he used to find these frequencies on the Rife audio CDs.
RIFE: “Because when I check on that thing and look through that microscope hour after hour day after day, tuning that damn thing [Kennedy 110] to find something that will kill that bug. And every hour or half an hour, whatever is required, I put a new fresh culture under the microscope and keep that on and I find something that folds it up, alright!” (John Marsh Rife CDs - CD 7 track 2)
It was a very tedious task to find a frequency that would devitalize and organism. Dr. Rife recorded all his frequencies on lab notes. Even though he misread his frequencies many people want to know those frequencies anyway. Below in the chart are the misread lab note frequencies which he recorded prior to 1935. If you want a higher resolution copy of this chart click here. Each lab note had two frequencies. One was listed in cycles per second and the second was listed in meters. For the purpose of making this article easier to understand the meter wave lengths on Dr. Rife’s lab notes have been converted to cycles per second or Hertz. You will notice that there are two audio frequencies listed for organisms that are above 12,000 hertz. They are the only audio frequencies ever listed by Dr. Rife for any organisms. One of them was changed to a higher RF frequency when Philip Hoyland read the correct frequencies in 1935 when he built the Rife Ray #4. Most likely the other audio frequency was really a higher RF frequency.
Chapter Summary: The Rife Ray #3 frequency generating equipment which Dr. Rife purchased back in 1923 was made by the Collin B. Kennedy Company. It mainly consisted of the Kennedy model 110 and model 281 to produce its frequencies. This equipment was regenerative not super-regenerative. Its frequency range, when the model 110 and model 281 were connected together, was from about 12,000 Hertz to about 2,000,000 Hertz (2 Million Hertz). Its power output through the ray tube was about 50 watts. The frequencies it output were mostly in the AM radio band of frequencies. This equipments frequency range now explains why all of Dr. Rife's frequencies were less than 2 million Hertz as listed on the Rife Ray #4 documents. The Rife Ray #3 was the instrument that was used by Dr. Rife and Dr. Milbank Johnson M.D back in the 1934 clinic on cancer and tuberculosis patients.
We will next look at Dr. Rife's Rife Ray #4 Rife Machine and the correct frequencies that Philip Hoyland Read to build this instrument.