As is always the case, we've been busy adding plenty of new features to Microwaves101. We ain't been slack, Cap'n Walker!

Know anyone that got married on April Fool's Day?  We do.... looking back on it, maybe it doesn't count! April 1 - also called Poisson d'Avril (April Fish) in France.

What's new here at Microwaves101 for April, 2019? Glad you asked...

  • Some of you may have noticed we post a video in the upper right corner of the home page. It often features a music video of a singer that has rencently passed on. For now we have a link to The Floaters, "Float On", as Larry Cunningham recently died in Tucson.  Larry sings the last verse... "Cancer, and my name is Larry... and I like a woman that loves everything and everybody"...  some may think the song is over-the-top cheese, but we're here to tell you that this song reached #2 on the US Pop chart in 1977, was #1 in UK, and Larry was reportedly an all-around good guy.

  • We now have a page on the radar range equation, featuring videos from Engineering Funda.

  • Atmospheric attenuation has split off from our what's the frequency page.  Now we just need some help in tying atmospheric attenuation into the radar range equation, contact us if you want to help out!

  • We offer a new, free download for calculating H-tree feed antenna losses, directivity and gain of a multi-media feed structure.  "M101_H-Tree_Feed_Rev_1.xlsx" is located in our download area.  Here's a brand new page that describes how to use this spreadsheet. If you design flat-panel arrays, grab a copy, check it out and send us some feedback!

  • We've updated our page on artificial transmission lines to reveal a fun/yet useless fact on the electrical phase of a line segment at the Bragg frequency. It goes without saying that a quarter-wavelength is often the answer to most microwave questions about a magical length.  In this case, it's not, and unless you're a Microwave Professor, you'll probably never guess the answer!

  • Here's a microwave startup event you might be interested in, sponsored by IEEE MTT-S.  Unless they extended the deadline, it may be too late to enter, but if you are interested in start-ups you will want to attend the event on June 5, 2019 at IMS in Boston.

  • We've added a link to a new tool on our link budget calculator page, thanks to Harrison.  Some of the old links died so we scraped them off the page, sorry, we have no control over other websites.

  • "Malware" was added to our growing list of engineering portmanteaux.

  • Want to go to the 2019 IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS), this year in Nashville, Tennessee?  The call for papers is now open, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 3rd, just a few short weeks away!  You can read how to submit a paper over on the BCICTS home page.

  • We will be attending the  International Microwave Symposium in Boston in June, stop by Booth #1073 and say hi!  We'll even have some fun Boston-themed giveaways (stuffed lobster, anyone?)

  • Stuff that was broken but is fixed now:

    • Thanks to several alert Microwaves101 fans (Steve, Kerry, Matthew, Randall, Joe, Julian to name a few...) we have posted our own copy of the Navy's Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineering Handbook. This is a public domain document originally released in 2013 by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu, California.
    • Uli's waveguide cross reference wasn't actually broken, but he was kind enough to send us an update. You can find it, and Simone's updated flange list, in our download area and over on the waveguide dimensions page.  Thanks, Uli!

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