HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)

Explained in non-hysterical (but slightly technical) terms

The theory, design, and construction of the HARRP system at the time of its original construction was innovative, but would probably not be considered some kind of revolutionary project considering its inceptive purpose. Just my opinion, of course, but since then lots of things have changed and updates, additions, and who knows what else could have made this project into a continually morphing future intel and counter measures device of unknown proportions.

Because of the high secrecy surrounding the government HAARP project, it has probably stimulated the minds of people into attaching more significance to its design than might be warranted. But make no mistake about it, if something radical, sci-fi sensational, and unbelievable comes along and fits additionally into the location of this antenna array application, then be advised that the government and/or military will proceed with it and we will be the last to know.

The original purpose of the HAARP system was to construct a huge atmospheric ionization field in such a way as to affect negatively any and all electronics systems which might penetrate the field. Specifically, ballistic missles were the main target, but frankly, it is highly suspect (because of the effective high altitude range) that UFOs would, and actually may have been, affected as well.

In the following article, simplified terminology has been used in order to not complicate the subject by making a science project out of it. My experience has shown that folks just want to know what the hell it is and what it does.

Richard L. Smith, Director, Inter-Dimensional Communications LLC

HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a high-powered radio transmission research facility jointly operated by the US Navy, Air Force and several universities.


The above HAARP signal was monitored on 3.39 MHZ and recorded in San Jose, California, about 5,000 miles from the transmitter in Gakona, eastern central Alaska. At that distance and frequency, the signal can only be heard during the night after two F-layer ionospheric skips.

HAARP and ULF (Ultra Low Frequency) Waves

A HAARP sound recording may sound like it's full of static, but it is not. The rushing roaring sound is the HAARP signal itself, and isolated by the silence or background noise of the receiver at the end of the pulse, and by the clarity of the tones at the beginning.

Most receivers are not equipped to record ULF waves in the region of 1 to 10 Hz, and humans can't hear or see a 0.9 or 1 Hz signal anyway. It is way below the range of normal human hearing. You need instruments to sense it.

HAARP Interaction with the Atmosphere

The HAARP pulse is primarily divided into two components. The first part is the sections marked A and B on the chart above and is the powerful "pre-heat" megawatt pulse aimed upward at the ionosphere just above the HAARP facility. As the radio waves travel up through the atmosphere they have no effect until they reach the ionosphere about 200 kilometers above the earth, which is far above the atmosphere. At that point the waves interact with the ions, which may be electrons, protons or ionized parts of atoms like oxygen, ozone or nitrogen.

Normally the particles in the near vacuum of outer-space in the region of the ionosphere are simply moving randomly in all directions. Some particles may hit each other and re-combine into normal atoms of oxygen and nitrogen, thus simply becoming a part of the atmosphere. Other particles may drift off into space and others may move downward into the thicker atmosphere where they re-combine.

Then along comes the HAARP signal.

For about a quarter second during the part A and B of the pulse, the randomly moving ions are now stimulated to race back and forth in the direction of the radio waves at the speed of light. Many of them strike atoms in the upper atmosphere and cause the atoms to also become ionized. Thus the number of ions is suddenly increased. Since the neutral atoms in the atmosphere do not react to the radio waves, they remain more or less stationary, but most will then be hit by one of the billions of racing ions all rushing back and forth in response to the HAARP waves.

Soon most of the atmospheric atoms high above the HAARP transmitter are rushing in all directions but not back and forth as are the ions. This sudden increase in the motion of both the atoms and ions in the upper atmosphere causes "ionospheric heating." But its what HAARP does next during the part C of the pulse which makes HAARP unique.

Components of the HAARP Pulse

In portion A of the pulse, identifier tones are sent at frequencies of 360, 1000 and 1700 Hz, with some harmonics (multiples of the original) at higher frequencies. In part B the tones are 650 Hz with a harmonic at 1300 Hz. On the chart the yellow color indicates a very strong signal, the green indicates a medium strength signal and the blue shows a weak signal.

In part C of the signal there is a continuous tone at 2100 Hz which remains during the whole pulse and sometimes several seconds afterward. There is also a much weaker tone around 2500 Hz during all of the pulse. And then there is all that green/yellow stuff at the bottom, sloping upward to the right during all of part C. What the heck is that? To explain that we need to look at the HAARP antenna itself.

HAARP Antenna Arrary


Showing the crossed beams of the circularly polarized antennas. The HAARP "antenna farm" consists of 180 towers , about 25 meters tall and each is topped with a pair of crossed beams in a north-south and east-west direction. The actual radiating parts of the antenna include those wires dangling from the ends of the beams.

By sloping the wires and hooking all the antennas together they act as one large single antenna covering 33 acres which can transmit in the north-south or east-west direction.


HAARP Circular Polarization

If HAARP only used the north-south beams then the electrons and protons in the ionosphere would race madly in the north-south direction. And likewise if the radio waves move in the east-west direction, so would the ions. What HAARP does is on each portion of the transmitter cycle it switches from the east-west to the north-south beams and back again. If you could see the radio waves rising from the antenna they would appear to be spiraling or "cork-screwing" upward.

The HAARP signal is corkscrewing upward at a rate of about 0.9 Hz. And why is that? By corkscrewing the signal, the ions in the upper atmosphere do not just race madly back and forth, instead they move in BIG circles. And you can get the most ions running around above HAARP if you make them have a loop of about once per second.

Optimizing the HAARP Rotation

What determines the optimum loop time is something called the plasma density and is related to the temperature, number of ions, number of neutral atoms in the ionosphere, and some other factors. By making the ions, both electrons and protons, move in big circles they each become little electromagnets with a north and south pole. At the latitude of HAARP in Gakona, Alaska the earth's magnetic field lines are nearly vertical. So if the HAARP circular polarization is either clockwise or counter-clockwise you can make the ions racing around at 0.9 Hz either be attracted to the earth's magnetic north pole or repelled. If the circling ions are attracted, then they would simply spiral downward toward the earth's north pole and run into the denser atmosphere and might produce a very weak aurora, hence the name High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.

How HAARP's shooting ions are directionally controlled

If the HAARP signal rotates so the ions circle around with their north poles pointing downward, then they are repelled by the earth's magnetic north pole and are shot out into the vacuum of space at nearly the speed of light.

But you can't really aim it at anything. The particles simply shoot off into space. But, as it turns out, because they are still spiraling and are magnetic, as a result they follow along the earth's magnetic field. In less than half a second they arrive at the earth's south pole. There, they don't even touch the atmosphere but are caused to spiral more tightly by the earth's converging magnetic field lines, until they are made to flip over and are shot right back to the north pole, all in less than a second. Thus HAARP is really a particle injector which fires billions of ions into the "magnetic bottle" of the earth's magnetosphere, where they remain trapped for a long time.

Uses of the HAARP Particle Injection Device

This device could be used to produce a thick blanket of fast particles in the region of the magnetosphere which would knock out any electronic controls on, or possibly completely destroy, any space vehicle which flew through it. This was most interesting in the 1980's when the patent was filed and even in 1990 when the US government decided to build HAARP. At that time the main nuclear threat was the USSR and any missile from Russia aimed at the US would need to pass through the magnetosphere over the north pole. An ICBM is a space vehicle. It must take off using a large booster rocket, travel at near orbital speed in the vacuum of space until it is over the target then it must re-enter the atmosphere. If the missile's computer controls are destroyed when passing through the magnetosphere then the missile will not survive re-entry and will simply burn up like a piece of space junk or a meteor.

Where the HAARP Shield Fails

Unfortunately, the HAARP system's shielding follows along the lines of the earth's magnetic field. Near the north and south poles the magnetosphere reaches down to almost touch the atmosphere. But near the equator the magnetosphere is several thousand miles out in space. So any missile which deploys a second stage, can reach orbit and deploy for re-entry all below an altitude of several hundred miles and never come anywhere near the magnetosphere. Thus HAARP is no defense against two stage nuclear weapons. A new technology was needed.

New Methods for the HAARP Shield

About 1995 a number of ionospheric research physicists studying particles coming from the sun, noticed the height of the particles above the earth's surface bouncing back and forth from pole to pole was dependent on their velocity. By slowing the particles down the racing electrons and protons in the magnetosphere would drop down from several thousand miles to almost the top of the atmosphere about 20 to 50 miles above the surface.

Therefore, it was concluded that changing the frequency at which ions race above HAARP just before they are shot out into space, the height at which they travel could be controlled.

What About New Theories on Advanced Additions to the HAARP System?

Good luck on that one. However, You might correlate something by the number of university programs which are performing research on the ionosphere. But even in the "cover story" of ionospheric research, they hardly mention the study of Alfven Waves at the ultra low frequency (ULF) of 0.9 Hz. HAARP is supposed to be an HF or High-Frequency facility.

They do mention some of the students are doing studies on ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) waves. But the only way you might find out HAARP is primarily a ULF facility, despite its name, is by looking at the technical specifications of the instrumentation. Especially, the Induction Magnetometer instrument which was made and tuned for HAARP to detect the pc1 Alfven waves in the magnetic field with a ULF frequency of 0.9 Hz.

You can find out about the Navy's ELF Systems for communicating to nuclear submarines from antennas in Wisconsin and Michigan operating at 76 Hz. You will find nothing about how the US Navy has been using HAARP's ULF signal to transmit much deeper in the ocean. But HAARP operates at about 1 Hz. The lower the frequency the deeper the signal penetrates the ocean. Still...well, you know. There's always more to the story than the government cares to tell...

OK, then there's the accusations that weather control is being effected by HARRP technology.

And then there are similar accusations that earthquakes can be correlated by charting and graphing the HARRP signals.

There are theories about "thought control" through the HARRP system...and much, much more.

We'll see, in time. Because if these things are good in theory, but not actually there yet, then the refinements will surely follow the theory soon enough. The pace of advancing technology is pretty fast lately.


Richard L. Smith, Director, Inter-Dimensional Communications LLC

This article was compiled from reference to bits and pieces of reputable information gathered from the vast resources of the world wide web.