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Subject: [TowerTalk] Plasma antenna
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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 03:09:30 +0000
> Traditional antenna design employs solid wire as the active
> element. All solid wire antennas resonate -- that is, as part of
> the process of emitting a radio wave during operation an unwanted
> ringing occurs which can interfere with signal processing. This
> ringing causes clutter and often requires sophisticated signal
> processing to reduce its effect. 

I'm guessing these guys have a sideline business in high end audio.

You wouldn't believe the snake oil they sell there:

     run CDs through demagnetizers
     use magic marker around the edges of CDs to limit reflections
     low oxygen copper wires with direction arrows for interconnects
     $1000 per meter interconnects (yes, that's 1 kilobuck, for 1 cable)
     a simple RS table clock that does something to the AC to improve the sound
Oh, there's more; much more. Enough to make an EE curl up and die 
from laughter.

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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