The Rife Machine Report

Chapter #1

What is a Rife Ray
tube and how does it work?

Rife Double Bubble Ray Tube

Because some unknowledgeable people who profess to know a great deal about Dr. Rife's ray tube have claimed that it output harmful Microwaves we suggest that you also read chapter #4 of "The Rife Machine Report" along with this chapter in order to understand how Dr. Rife's ray tube never output any harmful Microwave frequencies. To read Chapter #4 clink on the link below.

Chapter #4: Are Dr. Rife's RF frequencies safe to use?

There are also some who claim that Dr. Rife's original machine used transducers or metal hand cylinders and footplates. This type of machine was built in 1957 by Dr. Rife's two business partners and was never used by Dr. Rife. Below is a link to another page which clearly shows that Dr. Rife only used a ray tube machine.

What method did Dr. Rife use: A ray tube or metal hand cylinders?

Dr. Rife used a ray tube with his Rife Machines. The photo, shown above, is a picture of the style of double-bubble ray tube which Dr. Rife used for many years in his laboratory. A ray tube was made out of glass, quartz or Pyrex and was filled with a noble gas or a mixture of noble gases.

The next photo, shown below, shows Dr. Rife's double-bubble ray tube in his laboratory right next to his microscope. You will notice it looks almost exactly as the photo above.

Rife's Ray Tube In Laboratory

Below is a photo of the only known surviving "Original Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical instrument." This 1938-39 original instrument was analysed for this report.

Beam Ray Rife Machine

Some people believe that there was something magical to the gas mixture that Dr. Rife used in his ray tube. There are also people who claim that they use some proprietary blend of gases which makes their ray tubes work exactly like Dr. Rife's. Others even claim that their gas formula works better than Dr. Rife's did. The truth is that none of this rings true because of what Dr. Rife said about this subject. Dr. Rife knew more about these gases than most anyone else since he used different gas mixtures over a thirty year time span. The fact is Dr. Rife used many different mixtures of gases but eventually ended up using only helium. He stated:        

RIFE: “We have experimented with various inert gases and we found that helium stood up by the bombardment better than any of the other gases. That’s why we use it. We don’t care about the color or anything of that sort. It stood up better over many more hours of bombardment than the argon and the crypton [krypton] and those different gases that we tried.” (John Marsh Collection, Gonin and Siner Papers, Page 25).

From what Dr. Rife said in the above quote it is apparent that he tested many different gases over the years in his laboratory and they all worked. But we find that he eventually decided to use only helium because it lasted longer in the ray tube.

The ray tube was connected to Dr. Rife's Machine by two wires. These wires were connected to two round metal bars that went into the glass ray tube and they had round disks connected to their ends. One disk was straight and the other one was on a 45 degree angle. This gave it a directional effect towards the patient.

Below are two photos showing the internal electrodes that were built into the ray tube. You can see that one is straight and the other is on about a 45 degree angle. The first photo is of a ray tube built in the 1970's by John Marsh. The second photo is of the ray tube of the original Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical Machine shown above.

Rife Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube

Dr. Rife stated that the ray tube was “a partial directional antenna". Because the scientific technology behind ray tubes had already been perfected, Dr. Rife worked with that technology and only had to make some adjustments for it to work the way he wanted it to in his applications. Bertrand L. Comparet, Dr. Rife’s attorney, stated in an interview the following:

COMPARET: “Now, the original instrument had a tube, like an X-ray tube. That was the way in which Rife developed it. You see, all the X-ray work necessarily was done with a beam projected from a tube. So, Rife worked on the same basis.” (1970’s Bertrand Comparet Interview #32).

Although Dr. Rife used X-ray tubes in his work they did not put out any X-rays. Because the ray tubes used inert gases they did not produce X-rays. They work on the same principle as a neon sign. The gas that is used in a neon sign does not produce any harmful rays of any kind. Inert gases such as helium, argon, krypton, neon and others can safely be use in these ray tubes. These gases are considered noble gases and there are 18 different types. The ray tube is just an antenna and the noble gas will emit the frequency when the plasma is lit. This makes a ray tube a safe method of delivering the frequencies. If you use a metal antenna with 50 watts and someone just happened to touch it they could receive severe third degree RF (Radio Frequency) burns. In the 1958 Dr. Rife, John Crane and John Marsh had the ray tubes tested to verify that they did not output any harmful X-rays. Later in 1972 John Marsh had another test done. Click here to read the 1958 test document and Click here to read the 1972 document.

Many people believe that ray tubes are just as efficient as metal antennas, and this may be true. They also believe that the energy emitted from a ray tube will actually travel farther with less loss than a metal antenna. Since there are no actual scientific tests comparing the output of ray tubes to metal antennas it is hard to know for sure if these assumptions are correct. For this report we will accept what is known, not what is un-known. Therefore we will compare ray tubes to metal antennas since they both are designed to emit frequencies.

There are limitations to metal antennas that need to be understood and this has to do with the laws of physics. It is referred to as the "Inverse-Square Law". This law deals with power loss and distance. We will give a simple explanation which should suffice since we are trying to stay in layman's terms and make it easy for the average person to understand this information. When a circuit is properly tuned metal antennas are very efficient. About 100% of the energy that you put into a metal antenna comes out, but only if the impedance is matched correctly.

Dr. Rife’s Rife Ray #3 instrument information which has been obtained from the Rife documents list that about 50 RF watts was input into the ray tube. If we compare this to a metal antenna this means about 50 watts would have passed through and come out of the ray tube. When it comes to metal antennas and the inverse-square law on signal loss this would mean that you would have to divide the 50 watts which come out of the metal antenna by four for every foot that you move away from the antenna. The exact power loss of a ray tube, as stated before, is not known but if a ray tube is equally as efficient as a metal antenna, and we believe it is, then the same laws of physics would also apply to it.

Because no actual scientific tests have been done with ray tubes demonstrating that they are exempt from the inverse-square law then we are left with only one conclusion, this law does apply to ray tubes. Because of this we will use this inverse-square law of power loss for a ray tube. Therefore, with a 50 watt power output at one foot away from the ray tube you would only have 12.5 watts. At two feet you only have 3.125 watts and at 3 feet you only have about .78 of a watt. The laws of physics are important to understand because Dr. Rife and the doctors that used his equipment put the ray tube within a few inches to a few feet of the patient’s body. One of Dr. Rife's 1950's business partners, John Marsh, wrote a paper in which he stated that the Ray tube should be used from 12 to 24 inches from the body:

MARSH: "A frequency instrument with therapeutic applications which has been developed and successfully tested over a period of year’s works on the principle of stimulating tissue with low energy, low frequency pulsating current. It applies electron transmission at variable frequencies from an applicator source, which consists of either (1) a bare anode and cathode (in direct contact with the body) and constructed from metal for easy transmission flow of electrons, or (2) from an antenna broadcast source [Ray Tube] at a distance of 12 to 24 inches." (An Explanation of the JLMSQ-1A frequency instrument and its use. Page 1 Page 2).

In another paper written in 1959 entitled "Electron Therapy" this same distance is mention twice. Dr. Couche said that he would sometimes touch the body of the patient in the area that needed to be treated. When we discussed this with Dr. Robert P. Stafford M.D., he said that when he treated cancer patients he would put the ray tube within a few inches of the body and treat a 6 inch square area. He would move the ray tube up and down and back and forth so that the whole 6 inch area was treated. He said that he did this because of the way the phanotron (ray tube nickname) ray tube worked. The design of a phanotron ray tube makes it partially directional and concentrates its energy or power into a smaller area. Due to the "Inverse-Square Law" power loss it is easy to understand why Dr. Stafford, Dr. Couche, Dr. Rife and the other doctors used the ray tube right next to the body. Many people have used these RF (Radio Frequency) ray tube instruments and have noticed that within several feet they will get a strong reaction but beyond this it drops of very quickly. It is apparent that there was a good reason why the ray tube was used close to the patients body.

We built both the Aubrey Scoon Beam Ray replica ray tube instrument and the 1953 AZ-58 Beam Ray replica ray tube Rife Machine. The 1953 AZ-58 (Rife instrument made by Life Labs) was built from schematics that are on Stan Truman’s site, http://www.rife.org, under AZ-58 research information. This AZ-58 instrument is nearly the same as the original Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical instrument and schematics can be found on this page.

Both Aubrey Scoon’s instrument and the original Beam Ray instrument use sine wave audio frequencies and the 1953 AZ-58 uses square wave audio frequencies. We tested the AZ-58 and Aubrey Scoon’s replica for penetration and found that at about 32 inches from the body full penetration of the carrier frequency emitted from the ray tube was lost with our frequency detection device. This test was done in this manner. A B&K frequency counter was used and the antenna was put in a fold of body tissue on the front of the body. The ray tube was put behind the person and move backwards until the carrier frequency could no longer be read through the person’s body. John Crane listed the AZ-58 as outputting only 14 watts out of the ray tube but this was not correct. We tested it and found it outputs about 50 watts. The 1950's Aubrey Scoon instrument puts out about 50 watts also.

Another test was made using a crystal for testing resonance. The audio frequencies broadcast out of the ray tube from both of these machines could only resonate a crystal designed to test resonance through about two inches of tissue. From the tests made, it takes a carrier frequency of at least 0.125 watts to penetrate all the way through the body. It could take an output of 50 watts from a ray tube to resonate a crystal through 14 inches of tissue. These tests showed that it takes more power to penetrate all the way through the body when modulating an audio frequency on a carrier frequency than when a single un-modulated frequency is used. The tests were done using the AZ-58 replica and the Aubrey Scoon replica Rife machine using a phanotron ray tube outputting about 50 watts. Another interesting thing worth noting is when we turned the ray tube more than 45 degrees either to the right or the left of center we could not resonate the crystal. Another test showed we could not resonate the crystal at all on the backside of the phanotron ray tube proving what Dr. Rife said: 

Rife: “The ray tube is a partially directional antenna.” 

One interesting fact worth noting is the ray tubes that do not use the internal electrodes, like the Phanotron ray tube, have a higher field strength reading which indicates a greater output. These ray tubes use copper collars or wire wrapping around the ray tube. Ray tubes which use this method also last longer because the gas inside the ray tube does not get contaminated. The contamination comes from the internal metal electrodes. Over time the metal from the internal electrodes comes off and slowly contaminates the gas. It will also deposit on the inside of the glass making the ray tube go dark.

In the next two photos, shown below, you can see how the ray tubes have darkened. The main reason Dr. Rife used the helium gas was due to the fact that it took longer for this darkening to take place. But no matter what gas was used the ray tubes would eventually darken. Today with the ray tubes that do not have the internal electrodes we can use any of the noble gases (Helium, Argon, Neon, etc.) that Dr. Rife used without worrying about any contamination. These ray tubes can last for more than 10 to 15 years without ever needing to be re-gassed.

Rife Ray Tube Darkend
Rife Ray Tube Darkend

The next photo, shown below, is a picture of Dr. James B. Couche's Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical instrument which he purchase from the original 1938-39 Beam Ray Corporation. The ray tube is Dr. Rife's original double-bubble ray tube which he used for over 30 years in his laboratory. You can see how the ray tube has darkened. This was a common problem which required the ray tubes to be cleaned and re-gassed on a regular basis. A better view of this double-bubble ray tube is the first photo shown at the top of this page.

Dr. Couches Ray Tube

The next photo, shown below, is also of a Beam Ray Clinical instrument. If you look at the ray tube you will see that it has a different style of electrode.

Beam Ray Clinical Rife Machine

In the next two photos, shown below, you see a better view of the ray tube found in the photo above.

Rife Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube

In the next photo, shown below, is an original Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical Machine built by Philip Hoyland in 1938. This instrument has a different style of ray tube than the others we have shown. Dr. Rife said that they stopped building this style because the bottom of the ray tube kept falling off. He said the sharp curve would get stressed and crack causing it to fail.

Rife Ray #5 or Beam Ray Clinical Instrument

The next three photos, shown below, are close up photos of this same ray tube shown in the above photo.

Rife Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube

Below are four photos of a different style ray tube. The first photo shows Dr. Rife holding a ray tube. The second photo shows John Crane holding the same ray tube. The third and fourth photos is a closer look at this ray tube. These photos are from the early 1950's.

Dr. Rife Holding Ray Tube
John Crane Holding Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube
Rife Ray Tube

Chapter Summary: A ray tube is a plasma antenna built for the purpose of outputting frequencies. Dr. Rife built many different styles of ray tubes. The gas used inside the ray tube does not really matter as long as it is a noble gas (Helium, Argon, Krypton, Neon, etc.). Dr. Rife settled on using helium because it lasted longer in a ray tube that uses internal electrodes. The ray tube made it possible for Dr. Rife to safely use a powerful RF (Radio Frequency) frequency instrument next to a person or microscope. Dr. Rife preferred using a ray tube over pad type instruments because a great deal more power meant a better outcome for the patient.

To fully understand how a ray tube works this chapter should be read in conjunction with Chapter 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 17 and Chapter 18.