Wave Guide, Colorado Springs

>I would have to believe the answer was yes, but to Tesla I don't
>think it really mattered. He was very aware of the conductivity
>of low pressure gas, which mattered very much to the man who
>invented the waveguide.  HV RF conduction through a low pressure
	Waveguides do not operate by conduction thru low pressure gas.  I guess
	they can operate in a vacuum, i suspect that operation at low pressure
	(non vacuum) would be a no no, due to conduction losses in transit...

>several objections by the patent office, namely that the machine
>could not work. Tesla invited the U.S. Patent Office Examiner in
>Chief, G.D. Seeley, to his Houston street lab. A demonstration
>and explanation was given to Mr. Seeley Jan 23, 1898. The patent
>that followed clearly states that the machine transmits electri-
>cal power in industrial quantities without wires. It's referenced
>in many places, and worth looking at. BTW, Lord Kelvin also dis-
>cussed various aspects of the idea with Tesla. Kelvin too came to
>Houston street lab during the month of September 1897, and stated
>afterwards that there were no flaws in the idea, and that it was
>both practical and reasonable.
	In one of the appendices to the C Springs notebooks is a letter from
	Tesla to his attoney/bizniss agent, saying, roughly:
		No commercial results from the wrok here...
	Perhaps he learnt there that it would not work...  (All the expert
	opinion, either way, is as nothing to one experiment.  Any number of
	relavant experts swore the Atlantic Cable was impossible.  Ditto
	transatlantic Wireless...)