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Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology/Gnded tip on whip ant.

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology/Gnded tip on whip ant.
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:26:50 -0600
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Thank you. And since it was used for tactical communications in combat 
it probably was essentially classified for a while. Known only to US DOD 
and friendly forces by that name, though the concept was known long 
before Nam. Likely FM24-18 and training circulars of that era were also 
not public documents for the same reasons. Which kept the name out of 
vendor's catalogs until Brian Collins' paper in 1988.

And we should remember that any antenna deployed works better than one 
left in the box.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 1/1/2011 3:11 AM, Steve Hunt wrote:
> Jerry,
> Following extracted from a discussion on the Yahoo NVIS discussion group:
> "I believe George Hagn was the
> first to use the term, "near vertical incidence skywave" in 1967 and
> Sol Pearlman at Ft. Monmouth to use the acronym "NVIS" in 1973 or 74.
> However, it may have been John Brune at theFt. Monmouth Antenna
> measurement range who designed the Transline Antennas for Army
> helicopters"
> 73,
> Steve G3TXQ
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