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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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December 1955 Radio & Television News Article

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Belden Manufacturing, have been founded in 1902 by Joseph Belden, has had a wild history of acquisitions and re-naming. It merged with Crouse-Hinds Company in 1980, and was soon after acquired by Cooper Industries in 1981. Then, in 1993 Belden was spun off as an independent company in order to capitalize on the respected brand name. In 2004, Belden merged with Cable Design Technologies forming Belden CDT. Since then, Belden has acquired Hirschmann*, Lumberg Automation, and Telecast Fiber Systems, all while retaining the Belden identity. Smart move. It is regretful that so many of America's great companies have given up their good names - Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) test equipment come to mind. This 1955-era advertisement in Radio & Television News magazine reminds readers of the wide spectrum of cable types for servicing major industries, many of which Belden pioneered. A 1951 ad for Belden Radio Wire highlights their line of RG/U-xx coaxial cable line that played a significant role in communications during World War II.

* Hirschmann credits it founder Richard Hirschmann for inventing the banana plug; however, General Radio (GenRad, page 14) lays claim to have introduced the banana plug in 1924.

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