The Rife Machine Report

Why Is Power In A
Rife Machine So Important

Beam Ray Clinical Rife Machine

Power in a frequency generator (called by some a "Rife Machine") is more important than most people believe. Many builders of low power frequency generators claim that power is not important. For this reason the following information is give so that people will have the correct information on this important subject.

How well an instrument works is directly tied to the power output of that instrument. Power determines penetration. In Dr. Rife's laboratory he tested his machines for penetration. To read about how power determines penetration click on the following link.

Chapter #17 The Skin Effect Myth

Most of the frequency generators, sold as Rife Machines, use only between 10 to 20 volts peak voltage. This power level is only about 1/5th of one watt of energy or power. Almost 1/2 of that 1/5th of one watt will be lost just trying to penetrate the body. Many of these types of frequency generators use metal hand cylinders and metal footplates. These hand cylinders and footplates are sometimes used with cloth covers moistened for greater conductivity. They are generally referred to as “Pad” instruments. Because the majority of these “Pad” instruments do not use an RF or radio frequency carrier this is the reason why they are limited to a maximum power output of about 1/5th of one watt. The reason they are limited to 1/5th of one watt is due to the fact that without the use of an RF or radio frequency carrier the electrical current of the frequencies will cause the muscles to contract and painfully lock up. In order to overcome this problem some companies use an RF or radio frequency carrier and this allows them to build very powerful “Pad” style instruments that will not lock up the muscles. These more powerful “Pad” instruments are more expensive to build than your standard inexpensive frequency generators.

John Crane and John Marsh, two of Dr. Rife’s 1950’s business associates, built the first hand cylinder and footplate instruments that only used 1/5th of one watt of power output. These original instruments never used an RF carrier frequency. The use of an RF carrier frequency was first introduced in about 2003. Dr. Rife originally used only ray tube instruments and these instruments had power ranges from 50 to 400 watts power output. The ray tube instrument, shown above, had an output power of about 75 watts. Below is a photo of the very first frequency generator that used metal disks. The disks were later replaced with metal hand cylinders.

First pad Rife Machine  
Many claim that Dr. Rife built the “Pad” style frequency generator that used metal hand cylinders and foot plates. But this is not correct. Dr. Rife never used this “Pad” method or the 1/5th of one watt power level. It was his two 1950’s business partners, John Crane and John Marsh, who came up with this idea. Dr. Rife did not approve of this method because he felt it was under-powered. This method also did not use Dr. Rife’s original high RF or radio frequencies.

To show that Dr. Rife did not build this style of frequency generator we will quote his attorney, Bertrand Comparet. This statement was made when he was interviewed by Dr. Hubbard back in the 1970’s:

COMPARET: “And I asked Rife, because I thought Rife would certainly say that the way Crane was working on it then [metal disks held in the hands of the user] was still using the Rife principle, but he indignantly denied it.”

DR. HUBBARD: "All right, I see. But, getting back, you say that Rife was very indignant, that the machine [frequency generator using metal disks] that Crane was building was really his [Cranes] idea. I suppose he did not compromise on that, did he?

COMPARET: "Oh no, he just blew up." (1970’s Bertrand Comparet interview #32 & 40)

This quote clearly shows that Dr. Rife did not build the “Pad” instruments or approve of them being called a “Rife Machine” as implied by many who build frequency generators (Rife Machines). It also shows that he did not approve of the 1/5th of one watt low power level which was used with the first “Pad” instrument.
The simple truth is even John Crane and John Marsh recognized that this low power level was very limited and only good for use on small areas of the body. The following quote from the “Electron Therapy Report” published on January 11, 1959, page 5 clearly shows they understood the limits of this low power level:

ELECTRON THERAPY REPORT: “In the last years this technique has received new impetus due, on one hand to the availability and tremendous progress in electronic parts and test equipment, and on the other hand, to the discovery of direct application to the body [Metal hand cylinders and footplates] without the need of an applicator tube [Ray Tube]. The problem of adequate coverage with this method is manifold as only small areas of the body are treated at one time with a single instrument. Additional amplification with metal harnesses or electrodes covering many areas simultaneously are contemplated for future development.”

Both John Crane and John Marsh understood that their new frequency generator with only 1/5th of one watt of power would require many contact points and a great deal more power to cover the entire body of a person. Yet many frequency generator builders imply that their 1/5th of one watt (10 to 20 volts) frequency generator is capable of working like Dr. Rife’s original ray tube instruments. Dr. Rife clearly understood that more power was needed than 1/5th of one watt.  

In a newspaper article found in The Evening Tribune entitled “Dread Disease Germs Destroyed By Rays, Claim Of S.D Scientist” from May 5, 1938 we read that Dr. Rife’s first instrument had an 8 to 10 watt power output:

EVENING TRIBUNE: "Rife built a simple frequency generating apparatus of about 8 or 10 watts output. He grew some cultures of bacteria. Then he began the studies whose reported results now promise to revolutionize the entire theory and the whole treatment of the human diseases, other than those of a functional or accidental nature.”

Since Dr. Rife’s first instrument was an 8 to 10 watt instrument then his first instrument was between 40 to 50 times more powerful than a 1/5th of one watt frequency generator. He eventually increased the power level to 50 watts and one of his ray tube instruments was about 400 watts. His 50 watt instrument was 250 times more powerful than the first “Pad” instrument. It is no wonder that Dr. Rife was skeptical about John Crane and John Marsh’s first “Pad” instrument with its 1/5th of one watt power level. All of these statements we have quoted show that an instrument which only has a 1/5th of one watt power output is greatly underpowered and incapable of doing what Dr. Rife’s original machines could do.

Dr. Robert P. Stafford M.D., originally worked with Dr. Rife, John Crane and John Marsh back in the 1950's & 1960's. He used both the 50 watt ray tube Rife Machine and the 1/5th of one watt metal hand cylinder frequency generator that John Crane and John Marsh built. He stated this in a letter:

DR. ROBERT P. STAFFORD: “Yes, I am that Dr. Robert P. Stafford (M.D.) for whom you seek. I am now 82 years old and retired. In the 1960’s I enjoyed research using Rife machine on patients (with full disclosure), rats , dogs, and my family members and myself. I used an “original” Royal Rife machine on all of the above. First, we used a square wave measured on Heathkit. Most importantly (in my opinion) we transmitted the EMF (electromagnetic force) by means of a Cathode-Ray tube - as was used by early X-ray machines. We tried other outlets [John Crane’s “Pad” machine] for Rife machine EMF, which failed to give any measurable results.”

Dr. Stafford here clearly states that the frequency generator that only outputs 1/5th of one watt “failed to give any measurable results.” The idea that a frequency generator with only 1/5th of one watt power output will work as well as a 50 watt ray tube instrument is misleading. Over the past 55 years people have been working with “Pad” instruments to determine what power levels are really needed in a frequency generator which uses metal hand cylinders and footplates. This work has shown that "Pad" type frequency generators need to have RMS (RMS = True Power) power ranges from 2.5 to 15 watts. This will give peak power ranges in the 5 to 30 watt range and these power ranges will adequately cover the entire body of the user. The higher the power level the better they work. Power is very important for a successful outcome. Dr. Rife found that there are no short cuts. This fact cannot be over stated. It is clear that John Crane and John Marsh understood that a 1/5th of one watt frequency generator will only work on small areas of the body.

All of these quotes we have read show why people should consider using frequency generators that use a great deal more power than 1/5th of one watt. Many of these low power frequency generators are in the $200 to $1000 range. More powerful frequency generators are in the $1500 to $2500 range. Serious companies build more powerful instruments and they are more expensive to build. If a person purchases a $200 to $1000 machine then this is exactly what they will get, a low power machine. People often say that they do not want to spend a lot of money on a machine just in case it does not work. The fact is it probably will not work because it is an inexpensive, low power frequency generator. They would be better off finding a powerful machine owned by someone else and use it first before purchasing anything. Many companies that build these low power 1/5th of one watt frequency generators imply that the more powerful instruments are not necessary. But from the quotes we have read Dr. Rife clearly would disagree with this thinking based on all the years he spent testing his instruments on microorganisms, animals and human patients. It requires power levels far greater than 1/5th of one watt if you want to treat the whole body. Otherwise you will only be able to treat small areas with limited success.

People should keep in mind that it is more expensive to build single ray tube instruments (like the type Dr. Rife used) and powerful metal hand cylinder frequency generators ("Pad" machines). To read about how a ray tube works click on the following link.

Chapter #1 What Is A Rife Ray Tube And How Does It Work?

Higher power instruments cost more money to build than what most people understand. But they will outperform any 1/5th of one watt instrument. Many so call “Rife Machine” builders know very little about Dr. Rife and the power levels he used. They often make claims about Dr. Rife which are incorrect in order to try and promote their equipment. People looking to purchase a frequency generator should educate themselves before they purchase any machine. Hopefully this page helps the reader to understand why power is one of the most important considerations when purchasing a machine. A low power instrument (1/5th or one watt) can never give the results that Dr. Rife's machines gave.