An October 2016 Pacificon Presentation, SWTL Summary and Demonstration which is a sort of summary of the SWTL technology, demonstrations and other activities on these pages. Please note that this is NOT "G-Line" as described by Goubau (which required slowing the wave down) nor is it the same as something Tesla described.
2nd Demo -100 meter SWTL (view on YouTube) - transmission/recovery of 144 MHz power guided along a single .013" (0.32 mm) conductor transmission line (SWTL) at 144.5 MHz using very light weight launchers. This system can be used to power quadcopters/aerostats for continuous flight while providing extremely low loss connection to elevated antennas - enabling quickly deployable, long range, very high bandwidth communications systems for Internet, emergency and other communications. The audio portion of this video incorrectly states the loss/100' for wire this small. The correct number is about 1.1 dB per 100 feet.
Power transmitted over a single 0.32mm wire (view on YouTube) 1st Demonstration - transmitting real power across a short single .013" (0.32 mm) conductor transmission (SWTL) at 146 MHz.
2m Halo vs. 4 el. Yagi Pictures and results of a balloon-supported 2m halo antenna at 160' AGL, fed and tethered by a SWTL, WSPR used to measure and demonstrate 25 dB improvement over a ground-mounted 4 element 2m Yagi.
Pacificon 2011 Antenna Forum, I gave a presentation includes an overview of three different amateur applications for surface wave transmission line, along with a new antenna theory for understanding conventional antennas such as dipoles and monopoles as surface wave devices. All but the first of these, "A Flying Antenna" have been published as a three part series in ARRL QEX.
A Flying Antenna (published only on YouTube) a helium balloon supported, very broadband antenna made from paper producing 40+ dB gain),
A Surface Wave Transmission Line, QEX May/June 2012 (with permission ARRL)
A New Antenna Model QEX July/August 2012 (with permission ARRL), a new antenna theory that describes a dipole (or monopole) as a surface wave device. *See Errata below
All-Band Antenna that can provide operation from 160m through 3 cm on a single structure QEX Nov/Dec 2012 (with permission ARRL)
Letters from readers, QEX Sept/Oct 2012
Here's the video of the Flying Antenna
"A 40+ dB Gain Antenna Made From Paper"=========>
And some older higher speed packet information, microwave hardware, antennas & such
What's the Problem with amateur packet radio? Selections from an Introductory Higher Speed Packet presentation I gave at the September 1996 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference along with some additions detailing ways to improve higher speed amateur networks.
ARRL Conference Papers theoretical basis and practical development of higher speed amateur radio networks.
Old Microwave Link (Other Old Hardware)