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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1752: French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre, who introduced the Legendre Polynomials, was born. 1783: Leonhard Euler, very familiar to all engineering students and renowned for his photographic memory, died. 1819: Jean Foucault, inventor of the Foucault pendulum, was born. 1830: B&O locomotive Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in America, lost a 14-km race to a horse due to a boiler leak. 1851: The first edition of "The New York Times" was published. 1883: The first course in electrical engineering in a college was established by the College of Engineering, Cornell University. 1907: Edwin McMillan, who discovered neptunium and plutonium, was born. 1927: The Columbia Phonograph Company (later the Columbia Broadcasting System, CBS) made its debut with a basic network of 16 radio stations. 1947: The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military branch by the National Security Act. 1955 : Ford produced its 2,000,000th V-8 engine. 1955: The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV, after having run as "The Toast of the Town" since 1948. 1973: President Jimmy Carter filed a hand-written report on a UFO sighting. 1980: Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendéz became the first Latin American sent into space - onboard Soyuz 38.