RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
from QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL
for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Just in time for Halloween: "A Radioman's
Nightmare" - another sampling of electronics poetry, circa
BTW, for those unfamiliar with "Mairzy Doats," the song is a comical
slurring of words that make new, nonsensical words in the process. 'Mairzy Doats',
for instance, is a slurring of 'Mares Eat Oats,' 'And Liddle Lamzy Divey' is really
'And Little Lambs Eat Ivy." "Mairzy Doats"
was written in 1943.