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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1731: Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen and nitrogen, was born. 1845: The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD (my hometown). 1846: Neptune's moon, Triton, was discovered by William Lassell. 1892: Earle Dickson, inventor of the Band-aid, was born. 1896: Lester Germer, who along with Clinton Davisson, conducted an experiment that first demonstrated the wave properties of the electron, was born. 1911: Henry Ford received a patent for his automobile transmission. 1923: The first American-built rigid dirigible was christened in Lakehurst, N.J. as Shenandoah (daughter of the stars) - it used helium for buoyancy. 1933: Waldo Semon was awarded a patent for a method of making plasticized PVC, now known simply as vinyl. 1970: Separatist gunmen kidnapped the labour and immigration minister of Quebec. 1980: The Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network in NM, was dedicated. 1986: A tiny asteroid, named 3753 Cruithne, was found orbiting the Earth. 1995: World chess champion Gary Kasparov won a month-long championship match against Viswanathan Anand.