[TowerTalk] Light Bulb Antenna

Robert & Kathy A. Langham Robert & Kathy A. Langham" <bobkathylangham@worldnet.att.net
Sun, 9 May 1999 21:06:22 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Jordan <wa3gin@erols.com>
To: Towertalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 1999 6:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Light Bulb Antenna

> Hi Folks,
> This morning I was watching HGTV with the XYL and the TV folks where
> taking
> a tour of  the house of the future.
> There is a new light bulb of the future coming our way.  The base of the
> screw in
> bulb has a coil of wire sitting above it about and inch or two.
> Looked like about 20 turns of #16.  The coil is not in a vacuum.
> The coil is covered with a shell of glass, like a kerosene lantern
> globe.
> The coil is excited with RF which causes the phosphor coating in the
> globe to
> glow brightly.  snip...


Look at it the other way, you give all your neighbors one without a cord, so
the only time it lights up it when your on the air.  Every night when it
gets dark, the neighbors start calling and asking you to get on the radio.
On really dark nights they ask for the amp too.  (8>))


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