Copyright: 1996 - 2024
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 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
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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My Hobby Website:
Out of Order: Tech Trials & Tribulations
do many of you, I enjoy and learn from reading online anecdotes submitted
by engineers, technicians, and hobbyists that have faced and resolved
situations which are sometimes daunting, sometimes impossible, and sometimes
Sherlock Ohms and
Made by Monkeys from DesignNews, and
Tales from the Cube from EDN are the most notable sources for such
stories, but the topics cover a very wide range of subjects that are
more often than not unrelated to RF and microwave. Lately, the stories
have been pretty lame and uninspiring. I like tales of work and hobby
related situations with a good description of the problem and its symptoms,
followed by a fairly detailed explanation of the steps taken to resolve
it. If you appreciate such articles and would like to make your own
contribution for the edification and teaching of fellow techies, I will
be glad to create an area for posting them on RF Cafe and title it "Out
of Order: Tech Trials & Tribulations." As part of my daily writing
I have posted many personal experiences of design and troubleshooting
challenges as well as outrageous and humorous events that happened in
my four decades of work in the electrical and electronics fields. I
will enter you in my monthly Book
Drawing for sending your submission.
Please send me your
experiences and let me know whether you want to remain anonymous or
be credited by name.
I will do proofreading
for you and let you see what will be published prior to it going live
so you can suggest changes. Company names (employers, clients,
etc.) should be left out unless referring to a manufacturer's product.
Posted February 7, 2014