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Friday, September 21 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A Wire In The Air - What Matters Most

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The magic of radio happens when we couple RF into the fabric of spacetime. We do that with an antenna. These devices are simultaneously simple and complex. It’s easy to get lost in the theory or fooled by the latest anecdote. Let’s look at what’s important in antenna choice and design. There are things that matter more than others, and it’s never perfect. And a bit of theory will guide us. Radiation resistance, loss, pattern gain, terrain, polarization, coupling, loading - they all play a role. Join me to find out what happens and what matters when we put a wire in the air.

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Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, has been interested in radio since she was about five years old.  She started in Amateur Radio in 1979, getting her ticket while at MIT.  Kristen has worked in diverse fields, from analog circuit design to image processing to starting and running an ISP... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
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