RF Cafe Software
About RF Cafe
1996 - 2016
BSEE - KB3UON
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 Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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585 BC: The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece by the philosopher Thales. 1738: French physician Joseph Guillotin, after whom the guillotine is named, was born. 1863: The first Black regiment from the North, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, left Boston to fight in the Civil War (see the movie "Glory"). 1897: Jell-O was introduced. 1912: Lecoq de Boisbaudran, discoverer of gallium, died. 1920: Marlan Bourns, founder of Bourns and inventor of the Trimpot trimming potentiometer, was born. 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public for vehicle traffic. 1946: The first night game was played at Yankee Stadium. 1959: One Rhesus and one Squirrel monkey (Abel and Baker), were launched for a brief suborbital space flight in the nose cone of Jupiter Missile AM-18 where they reached 300 miles altitude, and traveled at speeds over 10k mph. 1971: The U.S.S.R. Mars 3 was launched and later became first craft ever to land on Mars. 1987: 19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust landed a Cessna 172 in Red Square in Moscow - unimpressed officials detained him for 15 months.