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An October 2016 Pacificon Presentation, Another Look at Transmission Lines 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 what Tesla described.

2nd Demo -100 meter SWTL - 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.

Significant power transmitted over a single 0.32mm wire 1st Demonstration - transmitting real power across a short single .013" (0.32 mm) conductor transmission (SWTL) at 146 MHz.

October 2015 Pacificon Presentation, SWTL+Aerostat, Any Ham Can Have A 400' Tower!

Sept 6 2015 WSPR 2m SWTL Test 160' AGL 2m Halo vs. 4 el. Yagi

Using SWTLs to Power Multi-Rotor Aircraft which Support a High-Altitude Antenna

Propagation Measurement Using a Quadcopter, QEX May/June 2016 (with permission ARRL)

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.