Consider the earth as a large spherical capacitor or cavity resonator, comprising the terra firma as the inner conductor, the lower atmosphere as the insulating dielectric, and the upper atmosphere (electrosphere) and ionosphere as the outer conductor. Power is coupled into the cavity via either direct conduction/displacement, or radiation, with high power RF oscillators or transmitters tuned to the cavity's resonant frequency. A remove receiver, also tuned to this resonant frequency, then extracts this power wirelessly. The propagation loss in the earth-ionosphere cavity increases with frequency but, at the fundamental frequency, is about 11% less than the equivalent loss on a 200KV power line. The wireless concept described here differs from that used in microwave wireless power transmission in that the latter beams power along a line of sight path, normally from outer space to earth 
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