Like Radiation, there is a lot of misconceptions when it comes to Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) the documents below, EP110 Vol. 1-4 are government sponsored bulletins that describe the science.
I did a series of videos on the topic of EMP Pulse and Homemade Faraday cages tests, they are also the reason I hate YouTube 3/4 of the time the comments are mostly “naw, you gotta ground the cage like my ham radio” and “why are you trying to protect your cell phone, don’t you know that the cell towers won’t work after an EMP”. I answered the grounding in the EMP pulse article – its not an antenna that you have to bleed the energy into the ground, its a Faraday cage is a bubble that the energy flows around. like a boulder in the surf.
And as far as the cell goes, I don’t have an emp generator in my closet and to demonstrate the idea of electromagnetic radiation I used the closest source of electromagnetic radiation I had – a cell phone. If a homemade cage could not stop a cell signal it would be hopeless to stop a true EMP Pulse.
Volume IIEP 1110 3 2 Electromagnetic Pulse II
Volume IIIEP 1110 3 2 Electromagnetic Pulse III
Volume IVEP 1110 3 2 Electromagnetic Pulse IV