Recent surface wave transmission line related informationAt the Pacificon 2011 Antenna Forum, I gave a presentation that included 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.
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"=========>
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)
Designing a Station for the Microwave Bands A three part series I did for Ham Radio magazine just before it stopped publishing. This information is now out of print and I'm making it available here for those who otherwise would be unable to see it.