On 31/12/10 18:25, Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> I found a mention in 1998 QST that refered to an article in World Radio
> from 1955 that described NVIS, but I bet it didn't CALL it NVIS. The
> concept was well known, just wasn't called NVIS until much later. As I
> said before spark stations used low antennas and so were shooting
> straight up. They worked the same ranges as modern NVIS antennas which
> are NOT NEW, only the name is new.
> That index is the Jan/Feb 2007 issue QEX page 55. The other entry is
> May/June 2007 issue QEX page 50. Nearly 20 years after Pat Hawker's
> first mention and the article by Brian Collins and Phillips in England
> where I think NVIS was first called that.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
> On 12/31/2010 10:14 AM, W8BVH wrote:
>> I just saw an index on ARRL's site that indicates the QEX magazine index
>> mentions the NVIS antenna two times; 1950& 1955. Here is the web site for
>> the index. I don't have access to QEX archives.
>> Hope this is of some help.
>> Best regards,
>> Ralph Howes
Some references here: http://www.vmars.org.uk/nvis.htm
but not really helpful as to dates.
Cheers and 73,
Stan Barr G0CLV G-QRP 3369 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Never leave well enough alone." - Raymond Loewy
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