Monday, April 15, 2019

Historical 1930s - 1970s antenna articles

Today we'll go back in time. Presented below are links to articles in old issues of Amateur Radio magazine, published by the Wireless Institute of Australia.  Issues dating from the magazine's inception well in to the 2000s are here. I'll look through pre-1970 April issues only, starting with the earliest ones that have substantial articles on antennas and related topics.

You will see things, like coaxial cable and ferrite baluns, considered as novelties then that are accepted practice now. And you'll discover how people tested antennas before accurate test equipment or computer modelling. And you might find some of the other articles in these issues so enjoyable that you could be reading for hours.

28 MC transmitting antennae by VK3BD (April 1936, p4)

Concentric line feeders by W9FM (April 1937, p11)

The skeleton slot antenna for 144 MHz by VK5XU and VK2NO (April 1955, p2)

Some considerations in the selection of an antenna tower by W4QDZ (April 1960, p 8)

The HB9CV Swiss Quad by VK6DR (April 1965, p6)

* The corner antenna for 7 MHz by VK2SA (April 1967, p7)

* The ferrite balun by ZS1SC (April 1969, p9)

PS: Want to read newer items on antennas? Consider this selection of antenna books. They are affiliate links meaning that I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you decide to purchase.


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