A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2015 Mar 10, 11:48 -0700
>>As to Faraday cages: I did an experiment with one of our cell phones. I wrapped it up in heavy aluminum foil, folded all the edges, and placed it in an all metal eyeglass case. My mate then dialed the phone and behold- it rang. I figure if a mobile phone signal can transmit through that set up an EMP would have no trouble at all. <<
Try this again, but this time put an electrical-insulator layer around the cellphone so that the metal can't touch it at all. I'll do the same thing sometime in the next 24 hours.
We can both adopt the motto of the Royal Society: Nullius in verba (Latin for "on the word of no one" or "Take nobody's word for it").
I'll be disturbed if this whole Faraday cage thing doesn't work.