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Frequently Asked Questions

Information current as of 03 December 2017

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  1. The SSQ-2F system
  2. SSQ-2F v1.41
  3. SSQ-2F v3.10
  4. SSQ-2F v3.21
  5. PA1 amplifier
  6. PA2 amplifier
  7. PA3 amplifier
  8. SPA4 processor - amplifier
  9. LC31 coupler
  10. "E" Series electrodes
  11. Power supplies
  12. Can I build my own system without purchasing anything from you?
  13. Can I build systems with your products or designs and sell them under my name?

The SSQ-2F System

What is the SSQ-2F system?

The SSQ-2F 3.1 MHz Rife Plasma system Controller Board is a compact unit which is designed to generate a square wave modulated RF carrier wave suitable for use in various types of Rife-style instruments. In particular, it has been designed to implement the 3.1 or 3.3 MHz Rife Sweep protocol as outlined in the document posted at:

http://rifevideos.com/dr_rife_and_philip_hoylands_3.3mhz_sweep.html

This sweep protocol calls for the use of a 3.1 or 3.3 MHz carrier that is 100% modulated by a square wave that slowly sweeps between 500 and 25,000 Hz. Specific "spot" frequencies may also be used.

Why is the SSQ-2F needed?

Most common computer sound cards are unable to reproduce clean square waves above a few hundred Hz, or even sine wave audio signals above 22,000 Hz, thus making computer sound cards virtually unusable when square wave modulated Rife systems are used.

What does the SSQ-2F do?

To solve this problem, The SSQ-2F has been designed to accept sine wave audio frequencies within the frequency range that the computer sound card can generate. The SSQ-2F then doubles those frequencies and converts them to clean square waves before modulating the 3.1 MHz carrier wave. By doubling the input frequency, modulation frequencies of up to 44,000 Hz may be obtained using a standard computer sound card as the signal source. This allows the 3.1 MHz carrier to be modulated across the entire 500 to 25,000 Hz frequency range required for the 3.1 MHz Rife sweep. Because of the frequency doubling action of the SSQ-2F, the computer sound card need only generate sine wave signals within the frequency range of 250 to 12,500 Hz, which is within the range of any computer sound card.

What is the difference between the different versions of the SSQ-2F?

SQ-2F v1.41

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SQ-2F v3.10

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SQ-2F v3.11

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SQ-2F v3.20

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SQ-2F v3.21

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SQ-2F v3.22

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Here's a quick rundown on the various amplifiers that are available:

 PA1 - Requires a modulated 3.1 MHz drive signal from an SSQ-2F which itself accepts the audio signal from a computer sound card. Can't be driven with any other signal source.

 PA2 - Requires a modulated 3.1 MHz drive signal from a generator such as a GB-4000 or any other generator that can produce a modulated 3.1 MHz signal.

 PA3 - Requires only an audio square wave signal (or sine wave, or triangle wave) from a frequency generator. Cannot work with a modulated 3.1 MHz carrier from a signal generator. Has its own onboard 3.1 MHz oscillator to provide the carrier. Works with almost every generator - GB-4000, F125, F165, PROGEN II 4050, UDB1108S, Spooky2, and others.

 SPA4 - Can accept an input signal that will drive the PA2, the PA3, or the SSQ-2F. It effectively combines the SSQ-2F, the PA1, the PA2, and the PA3, all in one unit. No matter what the input signal to the SPA4 is, the output will be a modulated 3.1 MHz signal of up to 500 watts peak power.

SPA5 - (tbd)

 All the amplifiers put out the same high quality signal, and at the same power levels of up to 500 watts peak power. They are interchangeable as far as the RF system to the plasma tube is concerned.


SSQ-2F v1.41

Will the SSQ-2F v1.41 operate at other carrier frequencies than 3.1 MHz?

Yes, it will.

Although the SSQ-2F v1.41 was designed specifically for use with Rife Plasma systems operating at 3.1 or 3.3 MHz, the SSQ-2F will operate over a carrier frequency range of 0.5 to 15.0 MHz. All that is necessary to change carrier frequencies is to replace the oscillator module U4 with a new oscillator module of the desired frequency. We can furnish you with the correct oscillator module for almost any frequency. Please check our order page for details.


What types of audio signals does the SSQ-2F v1.41 accept?

The SSQ-2F v1.41 will accept sine, triangle, or square wave signals as an input and convert them to square waves before using them to modulate the 3.1 MHz or 3.3 MHz RF carrier wave.


What range of frequencies does the SSQ-2F v1.41 accept? Although the SSQ-2F v1.41 will accept modulation signals within the frequency range of 4 to 600,000 Hz, the Controller has been designed for optimum operation within the frequency range of 40 to 60,000 Hz, thus making it practical to use computer sound cards, MP3 players, as well as CD and DVD players to generate the audio modulation signal. Of course, a standard frequency or function generator may be used as an audio signal source for the SSQ-2F v1.41.


I am uncomfortable soldering wires to circuit boards. What do I do?

All connections to the SSQ-2F v1.41 are made using screw terminals, so there is no soldering required.


What does the SSQ-2F v1.41 require for power?

Anything from +15 to +30 Volts DC. It should be filtered DC, but does not need to be well regulated. The SSQ-2F v1.41 may be powered from an AC adapter or from batteries, if necessary.


Is the SSQ-2F v1.41 a complete Rife system?

No. It is simply the modulator and low powered RF exciter for a Rife system. In other words, it takes an audio signal, processes it, and then uses the processed signal to modulate an RF carrier which may be sent to an amplifier to drive a Rife Plasma tube. To operate a plasma tube, you will also require an RF power amplifier, such as the PA2 and a suitable amplifier-to-rube coupler, such as the LC31.


Besides the SSQ-2F v1.41, what else to I need to make a complete Rife Plasma tube system?

Something to generate the audio signal; a computer sound card, an MP3 player, a CD player, a frequency generator, etc. You will also need an RF amplifier such as the PA2 to boost the RF output of the SSQ-2F v1.41 to the required power level. This amplified signal will be used to light the Rife Plasma tube. An antenna tuner or some form of coupling network will be needed between the RF amplifier and the Rife Plasma tube. And, of course, you will need one or more power supplies to operate the amplifier and the SSQ-2F v1.41.


SSQ-2F v3.10

The SSQ-2F v3.10 has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the SSQ-2F v3.21. The SSQ-2F v3.21 does everything the the SSQ-2F v3.10 will do, but it uses the M1D digital duty cycle meter instead of the M1A analog meter. The SSQ-2F v3.21 also has better waveform timing stability and greatly decreased susceptibility to external RF interference. The SSQ-2F v3.10 can be upgraded to v3.21 if required. Contact us for upgrade pricing.

SSQ-2F v3.21

Will the SSQ-2F v3.21 operate at other carrier frequencies than 3.1 MHz?

Yes, it will.

Although the SSQ-2F v3.21 was designed specifically for use with Rife Plasma systems operating at 3.1 or 3.3 MHz, the SSQ-2F will operate over a carrier frequency range of 2.5 to 3.8 MHz. All that is necessary to change carrier frequencies is to replace the oscillator module U4 with a new oscillator module of the desired frequency. We can furnish you with the correct oscillator module for almost any frequency. Please check our order page for details.


What types of audio signals does the SSQ-2F v3.21 accept?

The SSQ-2F v3.21 will accept sine, triangle, or square wave signals as an input and convert them to square waves before using them to modulate the 3.1 MHz or 3.3 MHz RF carrier wave.


What range of frequencies does the SSQ-2F v3.21 accept? Although the SSQ-2F v3.21 will accept modulation signals within the frequency range of 4 to 600,000 Hz, the Controller has been designed for optimum operation within the frequency range of 40 to 60,000 Hz, thus making it practical to use computer sound cards, MP3 players, as well as CD and DVD players to generate the audio modulation signal. Of course, a standard frequency or function generator may be used as an audio signal source for the SSQ-2F v3.21.


I am uncomfortable soldering wires to circuit boards. What do I do?

All connections to the SSQ-2F v3.21 are made using screw terminals, so there is no soldering required.


What does the SSQ-2F v3.21 require for power?

Anything from +15 to +30 Volts DC for the logic circuit power, and from +15 to +85 volts for the amplifier circuit. The exact voltage required will vary with the desired RF output power from the SSQ-2F v3.21. Both power sources should be filtered DC, and fairly well regulated. The most common power supply is constructed from a combination of several laptop computer power adapters.


Is the SSQ-2F v3.21 a complete Rife system?

No. It is simply the modulator and low powered RF exciter for a Rife system. In other words, it takes an audio signal, processes it, and then uses the processed signal to modulate an RF carrier which may be sent to an amplifier to drive a Rife Plasma tube. To operate a plasma tube, you will also require an RF power amplifier, such as the PA2 and a suitable amplifier-to-tube coupler, such as the LC31.


Besides the SSQ-2F v3.21, what else to I need to make a complete Rife Plasma tube system?

Something to generate the audio signal; a computer sound card, an MP3 player, a CD player, a frequency generator, etc. You will also need an RF amplifier such as the PA2 to boost the RF output of the SSQ-2F v3.21 to the required power level. This amplified signal will be used to light the Rife Plasma tube. An antenna tuner or some form of coupling network will be needed between the RF amplifier and the Rife Plasma tube. And, of course, you will need one or more power supplies to operate the amplifier and the SSQ-2F v3.21.


Frequently Asked Questions About the PA1

What changes do I have to make to my SSQ-2F v3.21 to use the PA1 ?

The only change that is necessary is to lower the DC voltage applied to the amplifier section of the SSQ-2F v3.21 to reduce the output power of the SSQ-2F v3.21 so it will properly drive the PA1. When driving the PA1, the SSQ-2F v3.21 requires only a single power supply of 19 V DC for its operation.

What type of drive signal does the PA1 require?

The PA1 is designed to be driven directly from the output of the SSQ-2F v3.21. The PA1 will not accept a drive signal from any other source.

What range of frequencies does the PA1 accept?

The PA1 will operate across the range of 2.8 to 3.8 MHz. Operation outside this frequency range may cause serious damage to the PA1.

I am uncomfortable soldering wires to circuit boards. What do I do?

All connections to the PA1 are made using screw terminals, so no soldering is required.

How can I power the PA1?

The PA1 may be powered from any suitable DC power supply that has an output voltage of up to 190 V DC. The power output from the PA1 is changed by adjusting the power supply output voltage. The maximum current required is approximately 3 amperes. For best results when operating the PA1, the power supply should be both voltage regulated and current limited. It is advisable to install a fast operating 3-ampere fuse in the positive voltage line.

An example of one easily assembled power supply for the PA1 is shown here.

Is the SSQ-2F v3.21 and the PA1 a complete Rife Plasma System?

No, it is not a complete Rife Plasma System. The SSQ-2F v3.21 is designed to produce a correctly modulated RF signal for a Rife Plasma System. The SSQ-2F v3.21 contains an on-board RF power amplifier that may be used to drive the PA1. By itself, the SSQ-2F v3.21 can produce up to 100 watts peak power output. This power level is suitable for driving a moderate sized Rife plasma tube In some cases, the power output from the SSQ-2F v3.21 may not be high enough to drive larger plasma tubes that are used by some researchers, so the PA1 was developed to remedy this situation. The PA1 is capable of producing a much higher power level output when it is driven by the SSQ-2F v3.21. It is important to remember that the PA1 cannot be driven by any other type of radio frequency source such as a CB radio. The PA1 must be driven by the SSQ-2F v3.21.


PA2

How can I power the PA2?

The PA2 may be powered from any suitable DC power supply that has an output voltage of up to 190 V DC. The power output from the PA2 is changed by adjusting the power supply output voltage. The maximum current required is approximately 3 amperes. For best results when operating the PA2, the power supply should be both voltage regulated and current limited. It is advisable to install a fast operating 3-ampere fuse in the positive voltage line.

An example of one easily assembled power supply for the PA2 is shown here.

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PA3

How can I power the PA3?

The PA3 may be powered from any suitable DC power supply that has an output voltage of 120 to 190 V DC. The power output from the PA3 is changed by adjusting the power supply output voltage. The maximum current required is approximately 3 amperes. For best results when operating the PA3, the power supply should be both voltage regulated and current limited. It is advisable to install a fast operating 3-ampere fuse in the positive voltage line.

An example of one easily assembled power supply for the PA3 is shown here.

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SPA4 Processor - Amplifier

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The SPA4 may be powered from any suitable DC power supply that has an output voltage of 120 to 190 V DC. The power output from the SPA4 is changed by adjusting the power supply output voltage. The maximum current required is approximately 3 amperes. For best results when operating the SPA4, the power supply should be both voltage regulated and current limited. It is advisable to install a fast operating 3-ampere fuse in the positive voltage line.An example of one easily assembled power supply for the SPA4 is shown here.

LC31

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"E"-Series Electrodes

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Power Supplies

How can I power the PA1?

The PA1 may be powered from any suitable DC power supply that has an output voltage of 120 to 190 V DC. The power output from the PA1 is changed by adjusting the power supply output voltage. The maximum current required is approximately 3 amperes. For best results when operating the PA1, the power supply should be both voltage regulated and current limited. It is advisable to install a fast operating 3-ampere fuse in the positive voltage line.

The most common power supply is constructed from a combination of several laptop computer power adapters.

An example of one easily assembled power supply for the PA1 is shown here.

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Can I build my own system without purchasing anything from you?

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Can I build systems with your products or designs and sell them under my name?

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