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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How to enter? Either buy one of my inexpensive software offerings or send me an e-mail. I will throw your name in an electronic "hat" (an Excel spreadsheet with a random number selection). A winner will be selected once a good number of entries have been received.
The first give-away was a set of more than 25 electronic themed wall charts. Here is the current list of available prizes from which to choose.
John W., of Plympton, MA, is the MAy 2015 book drawing winner. John chose Microwave Mixer Technology and Applications, by Bert Henderson and Edmar Camargo. Graciously provided by Artech House
Stephen M., of Midland, VA, is a winner in the April 2015 book drawing. Stephen chose Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, by Zhancang Wang. Graciously provided by Artech House
Kanwal F., of Fullerton, CA, is also a winner. He selected Precision FMCW Short-Range Radar for Industrial Applications, Boris A. Atayants, Vlacheslav M. Davydochkin, Victor V. Ezerskiy. Graciously provided by Artech House
Pamela N., of Eldersburg, MD, is the March 2015 book drawing winner. Pamela opted for Chipless RFID Reader Architecture, by Nemai Chandra Karmakar, Randika V. Koswatta, and Prasanna Kalansuriya. Graciously provided by Artech House
Phillip S., of Pueblo West, CO, is another March 2015 winner. Phillip selected The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook, by Bruce Elbert. Graciously provided by Artech House
Stephen B., of Georgetown, TX, is the lucky February 2015 RF Cafe Book Drawing winner. Stephen selected Aviation Security Engineering: A Holistic Approach, by Rainer Kolle, Alex Tarter. Graciously provided by Artech House
Dean M., of Buford, GA, is the November 2014 winner. Dean decided on Behavioral Modeling and Linearization of RF Power Amplifiers, by John Wood. Graciously provided by Artech House
Both Larry L. of Loogootee, IN, and Anthony P. of Russellville, AR, winners in the October Book Drawing, chose to receive a free subscription to the Conquer Radio Frequency online course, by Dr. Francesco Fornetti. Graciously provided by Explore RF.
Craig P., of Seattle, WA, is a September 2014 book drawing winner. Craig requested Frequency-Agile Antennas for Wireless Communications, by Aldo Petosa. Graciously provided by Artech House
Brian W., of Sandviken, Sweden, is another September 2014 winner. Brian opted for Printed MIMO Antenna Engineering, by Mohammad S. Sharawi. Graciously provided by Artech House
Wouter U., of The Netherlands, was another August 2014 book winner. Wouter chose Understanding Quartz Crystals
and Oscillators, by Ramon M. Cerda
Graciously provided by Artech House
Chris M., of Durham, NC, is the May 2014 book drawing winner. Chris opted for Antennas and Site Engineering for Mobile Radio Networks, by Bruno Delorme. Graciously provided by Artech House
John H., of Tucson, AZ, is the April winner! He selected Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Electronic Packaging, by Rick Sturdivant. Graciously provided by Artech House
David L., of High Point, NC, chose Digital Front-End in Wireless Communications and Broadcasting: Circuits and Signal Processing, by Fa-Long Luo Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
Dean F., of Suwanee, GA, is the February 2014 book drawing winner. Dean selected Integration of Passive RF Front-End Components in SoCs, by Hooman Darabi and Ahmad Mirzaei. Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
No response from winners after 3 notices sent
No response from winners after 3 notices sent
Tom C., of Fredericksburg, VA, is the October 2013 book drawing winner. Tom selected Conquer Radio Frequency, by Dr. Francesco Fornetti. Dr. Fornetti graciously donated a copy for the contest. This book was used as the basis for an RF Cafe Quiz.
Greg F., of Ft. Collins, CO, is the September 2013 book drawing winner. Greg selected Introduction to Antenna Analysis Using EM Simulators. Graciously provided by Artech House
Benedict V., of State College, PA, is the July 2013 book drawing winner. Ben selected Handbook of RF and Microwave Power Amplifiers. Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
Darren W., of Ontario, Canada, is also a winner for July. Darren chose Optical Antennas. Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
Niger S., of Herndon, VA, is the June book drawing winner. Nigel selected Handbook of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter-Wave Components. Graciously provided by Artech House
Patricia W., of Tampa, FL, is the April 2013 book drawing winner. Patricia selected Short-Range Wireless Communications. Graciously provided by RF Cafe visitor Hugh P.
Thomas K., of W. Melbourne, FL, is the other April 2013 book drawing winner (sometimes I pick two). Thomas chose SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Graciously provided by Artech House
Ryan S., of Socorro, NM, is the March 2013 book drawing winner. Ryan opted for Introduction to Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems. Graciously provided by Artech House
Tyler R. of Escondido, CA, is a winner of the December 2012 book drawing. Tyler selected Handbook of Dielectric and Thermal Properties of Materials at Microwave Frequencies. Graciously provided by Artech House
Mike H., of Lynchburg, VA, is one of the September 2012 book drawing winners. Mike selected Emerging Wireless Technologies and the Future Mobile Internet. Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
Dean S., of Henderson, KY, was another winner of the book drawing. Mike choose Electromagnetic Scattering and Material Characterization. Graciously provided by Artech House
Craig P., of Cambridge, MA, is the August 2012 winner. Craig selected Modern Communications Jamming Principles and Techniques. Graciously provided by Artech House
Chris H., of Rochester, NY, is the May 2012 winner. Chris chose Practical Applications of Asymptotic Techniques in Electromagnetics. Graciously provided by Artech House
Stanley Z., of Monument, CO, is one of the April 2012 winners. Stanley selected Multi-Gigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications Graciously provided by Artech House
Gin W., of San Jose, CA , is the other April 2012 winner. Gin selectedComputational Principles of Mobile Robotics. Graciously provided by Cambridge University Press
James L., of Madison, AL is another March 2012 winner. James chose Microwave Network Design.
Paul C., of Dunbarton, NH, is one of the January 2012 winners. Paul selected Microwave Materials for Wireless Applications, Graciously provided by Artech House
Gary S., of Tracy, CA, is the other January 2012 winner. Gary selected Igor Grigorov's Urban Antennas