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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1775: Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps - Semper Fi, and hoo-rah! 1861: Astronomer Robert Innes, who discovered Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, was born. 1885: The world's first motorcycle, designed by Gottlieb Daimler, made its debut. 1895: American aviation pioneer Jack Northrop was born. 1951: Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service in North America began with a call from Englewood, NJ to Alameda, CA using the newly implemented area codes. 1960: The Yankee Atomic Electric Company's plant at Rowe, MA, became the nation's first commercial nuclear power station to be connected to the grid. 1974: The discovery of the "charmed quark" was announced by MIT and Berkley. 1975: The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior. 1983: The first computer virus was demonstrated by Fred Cohen, a PhD candidate at USC. 1988: The Department of Energy selected Texas as the site for the Superconducting Super Collider, which, tragically, was cancelled in 1993. 1994: William Higinbotham, who invented the first video game, "Tennis for Two," died. 2003: The FCC approved the transfer of home numbers to cell phones.