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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1486: The first known copyright was issued in Venice. 1859: A solar flare (Carrington's Flare)was observed for the first time by astronomer Richard Carrington. 1865: Joseph Lister (think Listerine) performed the first antiseptic surgery. In 1878, Emma Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the U.S. 1939: World War II began when Germany invaded Poland. 1953: The first aerial refueling of a jet aircraft by a jet tanker is made with a B-47 Stratojet by a KB-47B tanker. 1961: The Soviet Union ended a moratorium on atomic bomb testing. 1979: Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn. 1997: The discovery of a new sub-atomic particle was announced, called the exotic meson. 1998: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 56th and 57th home runs, breaking the one-season record set by Hack Wilson in 1930.