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 typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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This page exists to provide resources for engineers interested in serving the
United States defense industry. Since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on 9/11/2001,
there has been a new emphasis on guarding the security of our homeland. In his 2002
"State of the Union Address," President Bush appealed to all Americans to perform
2000 hours of volunteer work for the good of the country. Maintaining an area on
RF Cafe that is dedicated to companies supporting the mission will serve as part
of my effort (in addition to the four years already spent in the USAF).
You are needed to help guard
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) from vandals during the anti-war march
in Washington, D.C., on March 17, 2007.
Our politicians are too weak to have these people arrested, as we saw in January
when protestors spray painted the Capitol building steps. Please click the Gathering
of Eagles link above to see how you can help.
ABMC administers, operates, and maintains 24 permanent American burial grounds
on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries,
30,922 of World War I, 93,245 of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Additionally,
6,010 American veterans and others are interred in the Mexico City and Corozal American
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine
patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that
stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women."
-- Thomas Paine, The Crisis (1776)
"The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted
to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the
only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing
that is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be
awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen. I was
wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the world know
that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country."
Incredibly, 18 years has passed since the extremist
Islamic attack on American soil on the morning of
September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 citizens died
that day. World leaders have embarked on a path of colonizing our homelands with
people that are known to harbor sympathies for the terrorists. They dwell among
us now and mean to do us harm when opportunity presents itself - which it has on
numerous occasions in the past many years. Never forget the people who died in the
burning towers, the Pentagon, and the airplanes, and those left behind to grieve
and get on with life. Never forget the police and military members who fought -
and some died - to keep us safe and free. Never forget the rotten politicians who
imperil our existence with their selfish agendas.
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Americans at home and
abroad we need you! No more sucker-punches!
Article IV, Section. 4. "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this
Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature
cannot be convened) against domestic Violence." -
The Declaration of Independence
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which
branch of the service was "The Best." The arguing became so heated the four service
men failed to see an oncoming truck. They were run over by the truck and killed
Soon, the four servicemen found themselves at the Pearly gates of Heaven. There,
they met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth
and honesty. So, the four servicemen asked him, "Saint Peter, which branch of the
United States Armed Forces is the best?" Saint Peter replied, "I can't answer that.
However, I will ask God what He thinks the next time I see Him. Meanwhile, thank
you for your service on Earth and welcome to Heaven."
Some time later the four servicemen see Saint Peter and remind him of the question
they had asked when first entering Heaven. The four servicemen asked Saint Peter
if he was able to find the answer. Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on Saint
Peter's shoulder. In the dove's beak is a note glistening with gold dust. Saint
Peter opens the note, trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play
crescendos and Saint Peter begins to read the note aloud to the four servicemen.
MEMORANDUM FROM THE DESK OF THE ALMIGHTY ONE:
TO: All Former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines
SUBJECT: Which Military Service Is the Best
1. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are honorable
and noble. 2. Each serves America well and with distinction.
3. Serving in the United States military represents a great
honor warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication
from your fellow man. 4. Always be proud of that.
Sincerely, GOD, U.S.A.F. (Retired)
"The elite didn't realize there was a revolutionary
transformation going on in American society. We're starting to see the military
dividends of that in this generation, who are not afraid of the things that terrified
their parents. They have sort of a pop-culture casualness about them — Ray-Ban sunglasses,
big muscles, dyed hair — but a deadly seriousness. And there is not that Letterman-Seinfeld
cynicism of that smart-ass urban elite."
"This war is not only going to have positive effects on the Middle East, but
it's going to create a whole generation of young people with shared sacrifices.
People admire those who risk their lives to protect the security of their fellow
Americans. It's a marked contrast to the “vomit-ins” in San Francisco or “die-ins”
in the streets of Washington. But it's going to take a while for those people to
pass through the institutions and leave us in peace."
"One, we have a conventional military that's very powerful, and we're not necessarily
predictable. We have emotions, too, and we can lash out if we have to, so if you
are rash terrorists you'd better be careful of our anger. Two, when leaders like
the Assads or the Khadafis look at what we did to Saddam Hussein, blowing up individual
homes and rounding up killers, we almost reinvented their own military dialectic.
They always threatened us with these random stealthy killers; now in response we're
saying, 'You may have a suicide bomber, but we can target you as unpredictably and
suddenly just as much as you can target us.'”
- historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, describing the Operation Iraqi Freedom
troops and the media elite that misjudged them.
On Illegal Immigration
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Veterans Day 2020: A Pittance of
This is my annual
Day tribute. On November 11 (the 11th day of the 11th month), at 11:00 am (the
11th hour), we observe 2 minutes of silence in honor of countrymen who "gave the last full measure of devotion."
A Pittance of Time is performed by Canadian citizen
Terry Kelly(he went blind at an early age). It was written after
an experience he had on Veterans Day in 1999. It is done in the finest Celtic tradition.
Bagpipes Cryin' Tribute to our Troops
.By Rushlow Harris
See AP's Original Wired D-Day Invasion Story
On June 6, 1944, the Associated
Wes Gallagher filed the first news report from
the beachhead at Normandy. The code name was "D-Day" (see
today's RF Cafe logo).
It has now been 70 years since the day "American, British and Canadian forces landed
by daylight in massive strength on the Normandy coast of France today and sped inland
from quickly-established beachheads. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told his troops this
grand assault was a crusade which must bring 'nothing less than full victory.'"
The animation below shows day-by-day progression of WWII in all theaters of operation
- sobering to see how bad things got before the U.S. entered the war.
A Pittance of Time, by Terry Kelly
Darryl Worley - Have You
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a
nw nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any
nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield
of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting
place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether
fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can
not hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have
consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little
note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did
here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work
which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us
to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored
dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full
measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have
died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -
and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish
from the earth.
President Abraham Lincoln
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