On 12/15/2010 11:39 AM, Joe Giacobello, K2XX wrote:
> Nova did a presentation on fractals last night, and there was about a
> five minute segment with N1IR and fractal antennas. Apparently, they're
> finding applications in cell phones and the like. Although I don't
> remember the details, N1IR took a lot of heat from some members of the
> various ham antenna forums when he first proposed his ideas.
IIRC and I probably don't...
I think the *heat* developed for two reasons. The antenna was proposed
for HF. Whether it was Chip or some one else I don't remember, but the
antennas are suited for the cell phone range. Adapting one to HF...It's
a limited space antenna *broadband* with the performance of a limited
space antenna. OTOH if you are tying to shoehorn am antenna into a
The other, as I said IIRC, was he did not take criticism well and any
negative comments whether valid or not led to fireworks. With that in
mind things went down hill...*quickly*
> I guess
> that was about ten years ago. Have he and his concepts now been vindicated?
As the way they were presented in the "News Groups"? Probably not.
http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/cfa/fractal.htm gives an explanation.
> Just curious.
> 73, Joe
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