[Lowfer] Re: LF: Efficient antennas

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Fri, 28 May 1999 22:59:54 -0400

Thanks Ed for your endorsement.  Oftentimes, I find that books written by the
"pioneers" (Laport, Henney, erman, etc.) made much more sense than the
equation-filled papers that we find in today's IEEE Proceedings
Andre' N4ICK
Ed Phillips wrote:

> "Edmund Laport was Chief Engineer of RCA International when he published
> his 542-page book   "Radio Antenna Engineering",  McGraw Hill 1952.
> Allow me to quote from page 14 of that wonderful book:
> "Low-frequency-antenna engineering..[...]"

>         Enthusiastically second your views on "Laport",  as his book has always
> been known  where I work; I am lucky enough to have a copy which I
> really prize.  I would suggest that some of the fellows who put an
> inordinate amount of work in their radials to look at some of his curves
> of effectiveness vs the number of radials.
>         Unfortunately, electrically-small antennas are very limited in
> performance, and there really isn't much that can be done about it.
> Ed