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Antenna Orientation
March 1965 Popular Electronics

March 1965 Popular Electronics

March 1965 Popular Electronics Cover - RF Cafe  Table of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Electronics-themed comics are usually saved for Fridays, but what the hey; maybe you need some humor on Tuesday this week. At least three of these antenna-based comics required a harder look to determine what was happening and why it is humorous. One of those even requires a little technical insight to "get it." To see my take on the comics, highlight the text below:

1) Ox being used to rotate the radar antenna.
2) Boat's direction finding radio antenna being used to locate lost car
3) Simple "rabbit ears" antenna amidst a sea of high gain multi-element antennas
4) Tunnel overhead clearance limits 1/4-wave antenna height to ~12 feet (for 21 MHz wavelength)

Antenna Orientation

By Rodrigues

Ox being used to rotate radar antenna - RF CafeBoat's direction finding radio antenna being used to locate lost car - RF CafeSimple "rabbit ears" antenna amidst a sea of high gain multielement antennas - RF CafeTunnel overhead clearance limits 1/4-wave antenna height to ~12 feet (21 MHz wavelength) - RF Cafe

 

 

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:

 

 

Posted June 26, 2018

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