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 World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
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Icicles Falling from Transmission Tower Videos for Engineers
seems like every year we see videos posted of icicles falling from television station transmission towers, crashing
into vehicles in the parking lot. This one from WJTV
News Channel 12, in Jackson, Mississippi, stands out because it shows people actually running toward their cars while
the icicles are falling from a 491-meter high tower. They apparently are so concerned about damage to their vehicles
that they discount the potential for mortal harm if one of those gigantic icicles happened to hit them. You can hear
the people laughing as they run into harm's way. One day we'll see one of them in the annual list of Darwin Award
winners. Sad, but true.
Ice Falling from Broadcast Tower
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